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I finally took the root plunge... I have just a few questions if someone would be so kind to help...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidfellow, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. droidfellow

    droidfellow Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Today I took the plunge into rooting... or at least I have started the beginning stages. I'm going to make this very easy for anyone reading so that you may be able to better assist me.

    I currently have installed sprecovery to gain root on stock 2.1 nothing else.

    I want to install one of the new 2.2 roms. Here are my questions.

    1. Right now even though I have sprecovery installed I understand that my phone is not rooted. I need to install a custom rom that is rooted then my phone will be rooted correct?

    2. If my first question is correct then just downloading one of the sprecovery 2.2 roms and changing the name to update.zip then installing the rom should be fine correct? But... how do I install one of the OC kernels... is that an option in sprecovery? Will I need to overwrite the old 2.2 rom with a kernel? Can someone point me to info on installing kernels (I've looked).

    3. I downloaded a program called droid mod updater and when I ran it I was asked if I wanted to root my phone... surely rooting can't be that easy so I just clicked quit. What is this program?

    4. Last but not least I see everyone talking about Rom Manager. Is this a program only available if you have root access, and if not then what prevents someone from just downloading it on a stock rom and installing a custom rom?

    Thanx in advance root family :)
     


  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Answer below in red...

    You're welcome. And thanks for asking VERY intelligent questions. It was quite refreshing actually. :)
     
  3. droidfellow

    droidfellow Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you so very much. I think I'm ready to officially become a rooter!
     
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Go Go Moto Rooter! (I just had to say that....)

    Welcome aboard the Moto Rooter train, droidfellow- may your stay be pleasant as you descend into the nitemarish hell of being a ROM addict ... er, I mean, Have lots and lots of fun trying all sorts of new things. Constantly. As in every other day, and 3 times on weekends.... :p

    Seriously, though, enjoy this, and glad you decided to take the plunge. You'll be happy. Be sure to ask any more questions you ant to here - like Joe said, your Qs were refreshingly intelligent, and most of the folks here are gonna get you an answer pretty quickly....
     
  5. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Totally agree with the intelligent questions being refreshing! :D

    In regards to the kernels, don't get too hung up on finding a good kernel when you get to a 2.1 ROM. Every time you install a new ROM, the boot partition (where the kernel lives) is overwritten. So if you plan on moving on to the 2.2 ROM, any kernel you flash on the 2.1 ROM will be lost. Make sense?
     

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