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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WinstonSmith, May 27, 2011.

  1. WinstonSmith

    WinstonSmith Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi there,
    Been lurking for a while and today I decided to finally do it and root my Desire using the Unrevoked method which went smooth as silk (major kudos to the unrevoked guys), now I am left with the question as what to do next, this question has prolly been asked a million times but I thought I would ask the experts as to be honest I dont fancy screwing up my device after misunderstanding things. Any help would be greatfully recived

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Next you read the rooting faq from the [index] sticky
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  3. GingaB

    GingaB Android Expert

    Lol Too many noobs are rooting just for the sake of rooting. That is rather worrying! My concern is, someday we will come across somebody who has bricked their phone simply cos they didnt do enough research.
  4. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    It's gonna happen soon....does nobody read anymore? I spent weeks on here reading everything before i took the plunge. Feel sorry for all Dan's work and effort. :(
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    we have floods of stuff like this at times and then a few days later we get loads of people with bootloops and stuff

    best ones are people saying theyve rooted but want to return to stock but didnt realise or bother checking to see if there was an ruu available for their carrier
  6. GingaB

    GingaB Android Expert

    Tell me about it! Its becoming more and more frequent now....
  7. kewlbuddy

    kewlbuddy Android Enthusiast

    read somewhere in xda, one guy wanted to s-off right after root(bought phone 2 days back) without knowing what it is :D
  8. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Well, we have the rooting Guides as sticky in this section, so it should be pretty obvious what to read.

    Perhaps, SUroot can update the Rooting FAQ and Guide to state in the beginning some warning words in red/bold (like know what you are getting into). :rolleyes:
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  9. WinstonSmith

    WinstonSmith Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Forgive me for sounding clueless, I phrased things pretty badly *Attaches rock of shame*. I have read the FAQ's (bloody good as well) and should have asked whether to create the goldcard first before looking at custom roms as I am not 100% sure, I like to have everything cleared up in my mind before I do anything. The main reasons I rooted was primaraly for the additional space, but also to see what the bit of kit can do to its full potential
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  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes I should look at that.

    Usta, what do you think of the "lets update our sticky" thread so far?

    Disappointingly, most of the threads in there are mine, so we need to add some more..



    WARNING: Rooting can be dangerous if you do not understand the concepts, risks and procedures involved.

    Although we are often at hand to help, you will receive much better help if you have read the FAQ's and guides several times before undertaking the task of rooting. Not only will you understand the possible causes and fixes for issues you encounter, it will also help you to give US the information we need to help YOU!

    To the bottom of the index and top of the FAQ and guide
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  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes ask lots of questions before you do anything.

    The gold card is for recovery purposes. It is better to create it before you start but if its too late it can be made using a card reader.
  12. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

  14. Usta

    Usta Android Expert


    Thanks for updating the root guide with the warning. I would perhaps add this:
    "Always ask yourself - What is it that I'm trying to achieve, and how do I come back if needed?".

    About the "lets update our sticky" topic, I'll post directly there.

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