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Root General questions: Rooting HTC magic and upgrading android

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by confiq, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. confiq

    confiq Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 27, 2009
    Hi Guys
    First of all it would be nice to see FAQ for this section of forum. I saw few questions that people are asking and there is a answer if they search.

    But there are few question that i still don't have answer.
    All versions of HTC magic!
    I saw in forums that there is:

    • HTC Magic from Rogers
    • HTC magic from Vodafone
    • etc...
    I have ordered HTC magic unlocked and i don't depend on any of those providers.

    1. Does my phone have any difference then those up there in hardware?
    2. If i root my device, can i use same img as from rogers ? (link)
    3. Can i use formal android img and not 3th party img from xda forums?
    4. There is a rumor that when i root i can't download apps from google market! is that true...

    my version is:
    1.) Model Number = HTC Magic
    2.) Firmware Version 1.5
    3.) Baseband Version 62.52S.20.18U_3.22.20.17
    4.) Kernel Version ? 2.6.27-957975db/ herbert@and18-2 #1069
    5.) Build Number ? 2.16.707.3 146733 CL#32934 release-keys

    Ohh, if somebody ask why i need it rooted... cause i need to install heb fonts and i'm ubuntu freek :)


  2. yes you could use the stuff from XDA or you could do this Magic Rooting - Android Wiki either way and i still have full access to all my google stuff and im rooted.... depends on what build you choose to run......
  3. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA
    Any person that really wants to submit FAQ articles/post ... we welcome them and will post them to a *** thread ...

    In the mean time be aware that search still works and also tag searchs ...

    I look forward to being able to add some nice FAQ Thread to the Magic forums ..

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