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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sam007, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. sam007

    sam007 Well-Known Member
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    Anybody not taking the plunge because of concerns the bootloader will stay locked for the foreseeable future making it difficult to put on custom ROM's? I'm not in any mood to pay 30 bucks for 3g hotspot and with a custom ROM, it's free
     

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  2. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
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    It's free with just rooting your phone. See the root section above.
     
  3. Paycer

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    As Airmaxx said, you don't need a custom ROM for a free WiFi tether app. You only need to root your phone, which is quite easy. Even if you somehow manage to mess it up, you can now completely restore your phone to stock. I wouldn't worry much about the processes. Just follow the instructions precisely.
     
  4. sam007

    sam007 Well-Known Member
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    Great - sorry for my ignorance

    What are custom ROMS usually required for? Are they required to install new versions before they are officially released by the carrier? For eg: Gingerbread may come to Nexus one in a few months. However, the carriers won't release it for a while

    Do you see other phones with open bootloaders have an advantage over the Droid X?

    Any other things I should consider before taking the plunge in regards to the locked bootloader?

    Thanks for your patience guys
     
  5. Greavous

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    Coming from a Samsung Moment, the dev ROMs were the way to go because the software that Samsung and Sprint sent it out with was so damn buggy it was the only way to get things fixed. So far there isnt much seriously wrong with the DX so not having ROMs to flash isnt a biggie to me. Not to give the idea that I wont be doing it should the opportunity become available. Im not rooted yet but that is just playing it safe as who knows what is going to happen when 2.2 is released..
     

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