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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by breendrew, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. breendrew

    breendrew Member
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    So, Im a complete noob to the android world. Just purchased the Triumph and plan on rooting using gingerbreak.

    is this still the best option for rooting? As said noob Im just wondering how to remove bloatware post root

    Also, I see a service for sale on ebay to root and overclock for $50. Scam or can I do both myself safely with zero knowledge of what Im doing?

    TIA for your responses

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  2. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Gingerbreak was simple and easy. But there are other fairly simple ways as well.

    Don't waste your money to pay someone else, but use the search feature here and ask specific questions and people will help you do it yourself. Most things are not very hard to do.
  3. idbl_fanatic

    idbl_fanatic Android Enthusiast

    SCAM, you can do both yourself.

    look at the stickies at top.


  4. breendrew

    breendrew Member
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  5. wsimon

    wsimon Well-Known Member

    To root, download and install GingerBreak- [App] [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers

    Couldn't be easier. Copy it to your sd card on your phone, install it (use a file manager such as ES File Manager), launch it, accept the disclaimers and press root device. Your phone will then reboot itself. When it comes back up go to the market and search for SuperUser and install it.

    As for overclocking, I wouldn't recommend it for a noob- or anyone unless it is really needed. It will reduce the life of your battery and could reduce the life of your phone, as the increased heat and voltage will reduce the lifespan of a processor.
  6. breendrew

    breendrew Member
    Thread Starter

    cool thanks for your help
  7. BlackGravity

    BlackGravity Android Enthusiast

    Motorola Triumph [ROOT] using GingerBreak 1.2 - YouTube
  8. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member

    As far as the over clocking what ur saying makes sense but since I overclocked I haven't felt my phone warm up at all and my battery life is noticeably longer. I'm not maxing out at 1900 ever I put it up to 1500 and the phone is super snappy with no issues so far. It's been at that for 3 weeks
  9. doggydude

    doggydude Newbie

    Same, I love it. Battery life is because of race to idle most likely, the faster it gets back to idle speeds the less energy it takes. If your skepticle go look on optimus v forums at android central, he dis full tests with splicing and equipment to graph voltage, it could overclock to 840 or something, but 806 is the best for efficiency, so maybe we can get someone to do that, and maybe it is true that overclocking is bad, but my bet is somehwere around 1500-1700 would be the sweet spot.
    As for rooting, my first phone was the intercept, and i had to install adb, lots of drivers, and root it through command line with a shitload of commands, so you've got it really easy with this phone.
  10. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Like it was said before...
    CPUs, and especially mobile CPUs, are designed to be efficient at a certain range of clock frequencies. Moving it too far from the norm means you eventually see diminishing returns. The mild increase in snappiness will be outweighed by the battery drain.

    It is a myth that overclocking will automatically make your battery less efficient. That's not always true. Running the processor faster does use more power and heat while it's running. But when you get things done faster, it can go back to idle quicker and use less. It's called "race to idle" and you can read the idea behind it here.

    Overclocking can make your battery more efficient if you find the right range, but right now that would be guesswork and anecdotal evidence. It may even be that the stock settings are best, it won't be known for sure until tested in an empirical manner. I am guessing that a mild overclock will be best, but that is just a guess.

    I am not even overclocked right now because I am using ticker's CM7 build and his kernel isn't able to overclock yet.

    It may not be worth messing with as this phone is pretty quick as it is, and you may not feel it is worth the hassle to actually do.
  11. doggydude

    doggydude Newbie

    I don't mean to be a troll, but ist that all basically what I just said?
  12. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    I quoted what you said, and went a bit more in depth. You wrote one sentence, I wrote a couple paragraphs.

    Did they talk about and even mean mostly the same stuff? Yes.
    Is it the same thing? No. Some people might want a bit more of an explanation, and I was trying to provide that.

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