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Root New to ROOT. Questions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sumint620, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. sumint620

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    Hey guys,

    I've been a long time lurker since I got my Eris back in March, but have recently decided to ROOT my phone and have some questions. I have an Eris with the 2.1 OTA and am following this tutorial (I'm on a Mac):

    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/125436-detailed-leak-root-tutorial.html

    I'm using engtools3.zip which, from my understanding, only enables ROOT. I don't want to flash a ROM at this point. What I want to be able to do is:
    • Make a backup of my current phone (done through Nandroid as I'm rooting, correct?)
    • Continue using Launcher Pro
    • Overclock (slightly, to make performance snappier)
    • Change the lockscreen (Froyo or Eclair)
      Is it possible to just use the unlock pattern?
    • Change the notification shade to be somewhat transparent
    • And change the notification bar to look like Invisible Lockscreen Pattern for Android
    • Possibly change the boot animation, although definitely not necessary

    In order to do all this will I have to make a custom ROM? I hope this isn't to much to ask, especially as it's my first post. I just really haven't a clue to what I'm doing. Any help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks
     

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  2. scary alien

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    sumint620,

    I hit a few of your questions above...glad you've already done your homework! Hope this helps. Good luck and welcome (almost) to root.
     
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