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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by SoCalMiles, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. SoCalMiles

    SoCalMiles Well-Known Member
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    LOL... Ok, I'm definitely an Android/Linux NOOB...I don't even own an Android phone yet (Stuck with the Storm1, anxiously waiting for the Passion)...lol. But I can't wait to get my first Android phone, I've been envious of the Android platform/style the whole time I've had my storm. I've been researching a lot about Android phones (which led me too the Passion), but most of all what you with them, which has brought up rooting. Now coming from a Blackberry and sites like Crackberry(dot)com and BlackberryOS(dot)com, we have a similar (but NO WHERE NEAR AS COMPLICATED) thing with Hybrids (Basically cocktails of .cod files from official or Leaked OS versions). Now I consider myself pretty computer savy and I'm trying to learn as much as I can about Rooting phones and Linux by searching forums and following the Droid root forums but I've noticed a...for lack of better words...hole in the info I'm gathering. Its like you either know...or if you don't you shouldn't be doing this.

    Well I'm starting this Thread (forgive me if its in the wrong section) for anyone who can post some helpful places/threads to find information to get caught up on Android/Linux to make it easier on us NOOBs. I've read a lot and see tons of benefits to rooting your phone and I can definitely say I will be rooting mine soon as I can. Please Help me from Making a $600+ paperweight.

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  2. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Why do you want to root anyway, before you even know what the phones UI is going to be like on the phone you eventually buy? Most of the stock ROMS are very impressive and don't actually need to be changed.. If you haven't found any guide easy enough to understand yet it might be better not to root it?? You WILL still have a fantastic experience with an unrooted android phone.
  3. SoCalMiles

    SoCalMiles Well-Known Member
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    Don't get me wrong, I totally agree with you. But I'm one of those people who always dive into things. Me personally, am pretty good with this stuff (Tech) and have the patients to FULLY research something before I dive in so I'm really not doing this for me. I've been through numerous root threads on a couple phones ( Hero, Hero (Sprint), Droid, And Eris) and have read wiki's and I'm on my way, even learning some Linux, but in a lot of these threads I see people like me diving in with out the know how...Heck a couple successfully rooted and didn't even know why or what to do after.

    When I get my first Android I will give it plenty of time as is to get to know everything and get the feel of what I like and don't, but I know a month or so down the line I'm gonna wanna see what the thing can REALLY do...lol
  4. lekky

    lekky Lover

    I got you wrong, sorry! There are plenty of rooting guides out there, it depends on the phone you are going to root though I think.
  5. Durf

    Durf Member

    I'm on my phone so Ill keep it short.
    1st install Linux on a computer and get familiar with it. If you don't want to play the partiton game just get wubi. Wubi is a wonderful program that will create a file in windows and use that as a virtual Linux drive. It will then install a boot manager and put ubintu into that single file disk. By far the easiest way to get introduced to Linux. You really should get familiar with how *nix works. From init.d rc.config etc... to setting up users. Do that and you'll also become familiar with things like root and commands like chown chmod ls ... I could go on forever. Once you have Linux setup and are used to it get the android sdk from code.google.com and get eclipse any version. There is an emulator in there and you can have a virtual android phone to screw up as many times as you want befor playing with the real thing and if you managed to get that far you probably learned enough to be comfortable with things you'll need later for modding like adb (in the androidsdkx.x.x/tools directory.
    I know a lot of people will say ubintu isn't as great for learning because you have to su everything and there isn't a true root login but if your learning I belibe that's a better way. Oh and I base all this on experience.not reading forums. I had the advantage of going to school and being taught most of it back on sunos and aix then I just had to adapt a little for linux. Anyhoo that's a start... Much more but that will do for now.
  6. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    why would anyone want to root even before understanding the stock ui you ask??? maybe someone wants a wifi tether, or multitouch pinch zoom functionality. it could be the new geeky thing to keep you occupied. maybe your best friend using cm mod already has you sold. people do research.

    but i never say if you dont know then you shouldnt do it because ive bricked a few phones and ive rooted lots(its a great way to make $100 in 20 minutes) just follow the directions and youll be fine...and dont just research how to root...its the build youre loading that needs the most research

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