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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dgrobe2112, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member
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    what is the first thing i should do.. is there program updates i should do first.. software updates.. like sense ui updates that may not have been factory installed??

    What about android.. is there updates for that..

    How do i know what OS i am on?? SenseUI 1.5.x Android 1.5.x

    is there a quick easy way for me to do updates.. check phone for updates.. i just seen a handcent update.. but only cuz i stumbled upon it..

    I have read about rooting my phone.. but i am not techy enough to really know how to do that..

    i read of the kitchen rooting..

    I came from the pre, where they had WebOS quick install, which made life much easier..

    Thanks for the patience with a noob...
     

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  2. DFRESH

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    the prekitchen rooting is the best way to go to root your phone...

    don't need to be tech savvy in order to use it...
     
  3. durandetto

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    "I have read about rooting my phone.. but i am not techy enough to really know how to do that.."

    Neither am I and I managed without any major problems, just go to Geek For Me – Android CDMA Sprint Hero and do some reading first and read some of the many threads here and you should have no problems.
     
  4. dgrobe2112

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    man.. i been readin and readin.. and i just dont get it.. what does rooting do.. everyone talks about how much faster the phone is.. and how it gets rid of the laggyness.. which i would be interested in.. just too worried bout messing something up..
     
  5. momoceio

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    "rooting" is a Linux term. In Linux, the default admin account is the root account and regular user accounts aren't given full admin rights. Basically, rooting gives you the ability to use the root account to modify your phone in ways not normally possible.

    In Windows terms
    Stock Android = limited user account
    Rooted Android = Admin account
     
  6. Iczer

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    Do I need an SD card to root? Should I wait until I get one? I jsut got my phone 30 mins ago, this thing is sweet :p
     
  7. momoceio

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    It comes with a 2gb SD card
     
  8. Iczer

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    ok so I can root it straight out of the box then
     
  9. 702DROID

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    your phone should ahve came with a 2gb card
     
  10. momoceio

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    Sure, if you'd like. I'd say at least turn the damn thing on first and setup your google account. lol
     
  11. Iczer

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    I did that lol :)

    I don't see any special instructions for the pre-kitchen. I know I've read it's pretty self expanitory, just checking.
     
  12. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member
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    thanks for the info.. i just checked out the unlockr page.. and saw the vid on how to root.. looks easy.. i am fixin to watch how to flash the phone.. and make a recovery image.. gonna check that out.. does it show on there how to load the actual roms, or whatever.. fresh 1.1 and such.. i will do a search..

    thanks agian.. can someone tell me the pros and cons of rooting? better performance? do i really need to root?
     
  13. Iczer

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    I don't mean to thread jack but we're both new so I'll ask in here too :p I enabled USB debugging but I'm still getting device not found. Where do I get drivers to install when I enable that, since the new hardware wizard pops up?
     
  14. 702DROID

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    htc sync should be on your sd card (out the box mine did) if not go to htc website and get sync it will include the drivers
     
  15. momoceio

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    - Download Pre-Kitchen .2
    - Download the .2 Auto-Root fix (just copy the .exe into the Pre-Kitchen directory)
    - Launch Pre-Kitchen and click the Question mark and run the diagnostic test
    - Click the # symbol to run the auto-rooter...check the "With Google" box if you have a phone that says "With Google" on the back. After you root with the box checked, you can run it again without the box checked to update to 1.5.2.

    Now that you're rooted...create a backup image before you do anything else!

    Now you can copy the CDMA Fresh 1.1 zip to your SD card and flash it from the recovery console.
     
  16. Iczer

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    Ok now I'm failing on sendkeys, any ideas?
     
  17. 702DROID

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    click onthem they will tell you what you need to do to remedy it .......
     
  18. Iczer

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    All it will say is it's only required if i'm using the auto rooter...
     
  19. 702DROID

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    your no help :D....what check is it that your failing :thinking::cool::p
     
  20. momoceio

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    Run the test a few times...and don't click anywhere. Mine failed a few times...then finally passed. Not sure whats up with it.
     
  21. Iczer

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    lol i said it's the sendkeys check that fails
     
  22. 702DROID

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    i take it your running win 7 then huh ????
     
  23. Iczer

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    No it's XP pro (XP black edition) if you've ever heard of it
     
  24. Iczer

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    I feel like a ******, but I just did "run as" admin and it worked :(
     
  25. 702DROID

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    :d:d:d:d
     
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