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Root I want to root, questions.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kabbie_mcfeely, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2009
    MOD's if this isnt the right place for this please feel free to move it to proper thread. Thank you.

    I have been reading and reading on how to root my G1, but I have a few questions I did not find answers for.

    1. Is there a rooting guide with pictures/screen captures of the whole process ?

    2. If for what ever reason, after rooting, I want to go back to my original stock set up, is it as easy as rooting ?

    3. I know there are alot of root builds out there. How do I decide which root "build" I should put on my phone ?

    4. In all my reading, I did not see (might have just missed it) how to get all the apps I already have back after rooting. I have a couple that are paid apps and dont want to lose the forever. Can I save the apps and put them back on my phone after rooting ?

    5. Should I start with a new never used SD card when rooting ?

    I think thats it for now.

    Thanks in advance for all your help in getting me to root my phone.

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  2. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Software Engineering Student
    I have a magic so I can't answer some of your questions but..
    I used the app "my backup". It works extremely well. It backs up all of your apps and data. Everything from contacts to text messages to even when your alarm was set and stuff like that. It's almost like nothing happened. Either way though, paid apps should be locked to your account. They should show up as free for you.

    I didn't use a new sd card when I rooted and it worked fine. You just have to make sure it's formatted to fat32.

    Hope that helped,
    Samuel Maskell
  3. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2009
    Thanks that is some help.

    I should back up my stuff anyway.
  4. 1) i dont know of any with pictures off hand but there are many good rooting guides... ( How to Root your G1 - GetYourDroidOn )

    2) Yes you most certainly can restore the phone to a stock build...

    3) There are a HUGE amount of rooted builds and the best way to find out which build or version to use is simply ask what everyone else is using... myself i use Cyanogen builds ( --1.5 AKA CUPCAKE BUILDS-- - GetYourDroidOn )

    4) like the previous poster said mybackup pro would be the way to go as it backs up your sms, settings and apps....

    5) You don't need a new sd for rooting no, however it is recommended that it be freshly formated before doing the process... this means you should back up everything from your sd prior to the format...
  5. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA

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