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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ben.fred, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. ben.fred

    ben.fred Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hi guys i have bought a desire off vodafone last night after deciding not to get the iphone...
    i am really confussed when it comes to rooting? and de branding...
    i have always had sony erisccons and nokias in the past never an android phone.
    with my se's debranding was simple and easy to change back if the phone needed to go backk under warrenty.

    In your opinion will i need to debrand my desire?
    what is rooting?
    if i do debrand it can i rebrand it?
    and whats the ROM all about?

    i do have a fairly advanced knoledge when it comes to pc's and se's and even nokias so i would be able to debrand it ...


    thanks in advanced.

    Ben
     


  2. ha5smu

    ha5smu Lurker

    rooting gives you access to the boot loader on the phone, which is a bit like the bios on a PC. It enables you to load custom ROMs (operating systems) on your phone. I use ROM's from Modaco's website by Paul. These are based on the originals provided by HTC so are familiar and run really well. The advantage is the new operating systems such as FROYO came out a few weeks earlier this way than if you were to wait for vodafone to issue the update, and then it will have their branding all over it.
    (follow this link HTC Desire and Android 2.2/Froyo: A brief guide to rooting and flashing ROMs Smart Adopter) I used this and had no problems.. Any questions contact me.
     
  3. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    My advice is do not root and do not debrand,at least for now. Enjoy your phone and experiment with it and see if you require more than it already offers. the Desire is a fantastic phone even at stock settings, besides 'froyo' (the latest software update) will soon be out for branded.
    If after you have tried this and you notice that you lack something that you feel rooting can give, then root the phone.
    I have an unrooted phone (unbranded) and i am perfectly satisfied with it.

    Congratulations on your new Desire.
     
  4. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    Vodafone 2.2 update is due 7-10 days, I would wait for it.
     
  5. LECTER

    LECTER Android Expert

    Will this be a world-wide update or just UK?
     
  6. ben.fred

    ben.fred Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i think its a vf uk release......

    although i could be very wrong...
     
  7. Nodders

    Nodders Android Enthusiast

    This. There is no rush to root/debrand. Give it a few months and then consider it. It isn't hard btw at all.
     
  8. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Only one problem i don't think they have cracked root from the froyo update as it installs the 0.92 bootloader
     
  9. el_caro

    el_caro Newbie

    Totally agree
    I have a stock standard Telstra Australia Desire and it is fantastic without trying to root it up
     

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