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Just Got HTC Desire.. What to do?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Murgy91, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Murgy91

    Murgy91 Member
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    Right... so ive upgraded from an iphone 3gs to an HTC desire... got use to customaising.. jailbreaking iphone... HTC seems more complex? Bought one on a three contract.

    What is rooting? is it just flashing the phone to a generic HTC ROM?

    Is there anything a basic HTC user puts on?

    I use advanced task manager to kill my apps... Folder organiser for my internet n camera apps.. Extended controls.... Use the HTC Time and weather ...

    Should i root the phone?


    Im just a noob really asking advice :)
     

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  2. thekarens

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    Houston
  3. Murgy91

    Murgy91 Member
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    Cant find whether rooting unlocks the device as well or not? do i need to unlock first?
     
  4. treborcj

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    Welcome to Android! They are lot of apps to explore. Don't make it a habit of using a task manager, Android does a great job already. Only use it to kill an app that is not behaving.

    I would root the phone. You have to read everything about rooting your phone first before try to do it. Go to your phone forum for more information. I am nice enough to post a link here: http://androidforums.com/desire-all-things-root/125369-how-root-your-desire-collection-guides.html

    Have a great day.
     
  5. sookster54

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    Rooting and unlocking aren't the same thing, you need someone with an unlocking kit or a group like cellunlock to unlock the phone. Rooting gives you acces to removing carrier bloatware, installing apps that require root such as a VNC server or screen capture app, installing custom ROMs, etc
     

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