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Root For a new potential rooter, question please

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jeffruby, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Jeffruby

    Jeffruby Well-Known Member
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    1 can I root from 2.1 directly, if so what updat.zip do I use, and will I lose pinch zoom and media sorting

    Will i lose any functions if rooted


    Thanks
     

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  2. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
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    you cannot root from 2.1 you have to use an sbf file to go back to 2.0.1 then root. You wont loose any functions all the good roms have all 2.1 functions and more
     
  3. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
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    Well, we are running 2.1 ROMs (just to clarify what OMJ was saying). We have roms coming out now that are based off of the OTA build (ESE81). This ROM is really good and although I haven't been running it long, I can't foresee any kind of stability issues:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things...heme-ese81-r2-release-4-8-10-new-goodies.html

    It is an ESE81 build but it is themed (it's hard to find compatible themes for the ESE81 based 2.1 ROM), and it has some hacks and tweaks that make it MUCH better than the stock 2.1 OTA ROM.
     

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