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  1. xxdozer32

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    ok im soooooooo lost in this rooting thing and all these terms, i feel like going crazy cm this cwm that gingerbread that gingerbreak this. i have NO f*cking idea where to start, i read the sticky but im not sure if i have to do every single step and if it works for the 2.2 version. All i want to do is get rid of the nonsense apps on the ascend and OC it for right now. help an alcoholic out please :)
     

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    First off pour another drink. Its really not that bad. Ahaha To root your phone download gingerbreak. Install it. Open it and click root phone. There's a link I posted for gingerbreak a few posts down. I'm on my phone so you have to go find it. :D then after you do that you are rooted. And then just follow all the steps in the thread that tells you how to flash Cm7. Which is a rom and will give your phone gingerbread which is a version of android. Its version 2.3 which our phones were never meant to run but we are all laughing at all the ones that doubted it was possible
     
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    IcarusMod = Rooted, Stripped & Cleaned up Android 2.1 (codenamed Eclair)
    CM6 = CyanogenMod 6 = Custom Rooted Android ROM 2.2 (codenamed Froyo)
    CM7 = CyanogenMod 7 = Custom Rooted Android ROM 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread)
    CWM = ClockWork Mod = Adds lots of handy options to recovery mode, which is a pre-boot tool.
    Z4Root = App used to root 2.1
    GingerBreak = App used to root 2.2 and up
     
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the light has been shun! THERE IS A GOD! CHEERS!
     
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    Oh yeah, this probably goes with those...

    SuperUser = App that grants root to each app, and saves the settings.
     
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    how about this?
     
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    In between those you need to download ROM Manager and flash the recovery and back up your current rom in case something goes wrong. Just as a safety net. And you can choose either one you want. Playful God's CM7.2 0728 build is the most recent. His CM7.2 is in rom manager so you *can* I say *can* because sometimes RM sucks, flash it via rom manager.


    Follow everything thats one that thread.
     
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    The single biggest thing these days that causes the most problems for me while flashing is using ROM Manager. I just use CWM. Since I uninstalled it things go much smoother.
     
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    alright well i just rooted my phone (gingerbreak) what next?
     
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    Depends on what you want to do. You can install a custom ROM if you like, or you could just keep the ROM you have now and cruise the market for apps that will help your phone run better. You could install a2sd, which will use an extension on your sdcard as internal memory, allowing you far more apps and less chance of lag. You could also grab a cache cleaner to set up to wipe your caches on a daily basis or so, which frees up more memory, though in my opinion there are some apps that work better if you don't wipe their cache. You could grab Auto Memory Manager, which can optimize how your memory is used. There are LOTS of things you can do. Your best bet is to cruise the forums a bit, see what people are talking about and using.
     
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