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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AtrixHD, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. AtrixHD

    AtrixHD Lurker
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    I installed Avast Mobile Security on my Atrix HD and you have to root the phone to use the firewall. Is this something I should do and what exactly does rooting mean? Is it safe to root a phone?
     



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  2. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    Welcome to Android Forums, AtrixHD!

    I have moved this thread into the "all things root" section of this forum, in hopes that the folks who know rooting best will see this thread, and post their informative tips to help.:)

    You will find some info on rooting in the "root guide" posted at the top of this forum.
     
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  3. mattlgroff

    mattlgroff Lurker

    The info he is looking for.. is that its not rooted yet. It's a little weird to have a guide to say that lol
     
  4. AtrixHD

    AtrixHD Lurker
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    So should I do what Avast wants me to do and root my Atrix HD so I can use the firewall or should I leave it like it is? Will rooting void my warranty or anything like that?
     
  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User


    Rooting does void your warranty. I personally don't know the process for rooting your phone. Some phones are easier to root than others.

    It is definitely not a requirement to root your phone and avast will provide with more protection than necessary even without root access.
     
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  6. AtrixHD

    AtrixHD Lurker
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    OK Thanks for the reply. It only requires rooting to use the Avast Fire Wall so If I don't need that I wont worry about it. Thanks again!!
     
  7. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    Mattlgroff, if someone is asking questions about rooting, whether they are rooted or not, it seems to me that the best place to become informed about rooting would be from the rooting section of the forum.:)
     

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The Motorola Atrix HD release date was July 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and 1780mAh battery.

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