1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

newbie

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by colder618, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. colder618

    colder618 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010

    Oct 23, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    Hello all! I've had the SF for a couple weeks now and love the phone. Previously had the BB storm. Been checkin out the forum here and have a few questions.
    1. What is the point of rooting the phone?
    a. Does it void any warranties from Samsung or Verizon?
    2. How many problems have people had with rooting their phones and how serious have the problems been.
    3. What is the advantage of overclocking the phone.

    Again, I am new to this stuff so bear with me.

    Thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. omgu8myrice

    omgu8myrice Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    65
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010

    Oct 17, 2010
    65
    4
    16
    I'm a bit of a newb myself, but I think I have a decent understanding of this stuff.

    1) Rooting your phone essentially means you have access to settings that you usually don't. For example, you can remove programs Verizon loaded on the phone that you otherwise couldn't remove w/out rooting.

    2) I'm sure if you damaged your phone doing this, Verizon nor Samsung would replace it for you

    3) It looks like rooting this phone is rather simple and pretty difficult to mess up.

    4) Overclocking = faster speeds. Less lag. You can also turn down the voltage going to the CPU and increase battery life and whatnot.

    If any of that is wrong, feel free to correct me :) I won't take it personally
     
  3. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    4,648
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010

    Aug 16, 2010
    4,648
    654
    213
    NJ
    1) the big one for a lot of people is wireless tether and (for me) adfree-removes all ads from browser and games

    2) rooting voids your warranty, plain and simple. that doesnt mean if you screw up your phone rooting/roming that you can get verizon to replace it (many have) but if they detect the evidence of either when they are checking it out, you may find a nasty $600 charge on your vzw account

    3) straight rooting the phone is not complicated, just involves having the correct drivers installed and running the root program (it may take 2 attempts) custom recovery/overclock etc etc is when problems tend to occur.

    4)yeah that pretty much sums it up on oc

    check out friscos stickied thread above. it links to all the root/recovery threads
     
  4. colder618

    colder618 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010

    Oct 23, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    Thanks for the replies. I guess my question is how many people have been unsuccessful and have had to return their phones. just airing on the side of caution before i do anything.
     
  5. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    4,648
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010

    Aug 16, 2010
    4,648
    654
    213
    NJ
    you really have to screw to make your phone unrecoverable. the big thing would be when using odin flashing anything to "phone" instead of "pda". read everything over many, many times and take it slow on everythign you do :cool:
     

Share This Page

Loading...