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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lekky, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. lekky

    lekky Lover
    Thread Starter

    Until we get a root section, lets post updates here

    #1 Rooted Desire tomorrow??!! Looks likely :D via Paul@Modaco

    What does root mean?

    - Better memory management = more streamlined phone (if possible with this beast)
    - WiFi hotspot
    - access to lots of root only apps like desktop screenshots
    - full native 2.1 rom if you want it

    oh yeah, and apps2sd ;)

    Feel free to add to this.

    EDIT: Tomorrow has come!


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  2. marshalex

    marshalex Member

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  3. Celox

    Celox Well-Known Member

    Rumor has it a How To post from paul will be up tomorrow!
  4. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

    This news is completely sexual
  5. marshalex

    marshalex Member

    should be just in time for my 8gb memory card! just need someone to upload the stock orange rom for backup
  6. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    Not just rumor by the sounds of it!

    This was a great piece of news to wake up to today...
  7. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member

    oooooooooh good news!!!
  8. w00yee

    w00yee Newbie

    cant wait for tomorrow~~ so excited! :D
  9. kopkiwi

    kopkiwi Android Enthusiast

    A little bit of sex wee just came out

    Can now purchase the phone.
  10. theinitialisk

    theinitialisk Lurker

    Apps2sd is a must! Will be checking back constantly ;)
  11. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    If this happens along with App2SD, its more or less made my mind up for me to upgrade to this handset in 57 days time !
  12. BeeP

    BeeP Newbie

    Would this mean that I could delete all those stupid Orange apps & demos from my phone?

    Hope so lol.
  13. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    Please forgive my ignorance, but can I just confirm: to 'root' a phone, does that mean to simply 'debrand' it (i.e. take off the T-Mobile logo when the phone boots up, etc), or will it physically wipe everything on the phone (i.e. the equivalent of 'flattening' a PC).
  14. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member

    Apps2SD is the main reason I wanna root my desire.
    Paul has confirmed that Apps2SD does work on the Desire!!
  15. BeeP

    BeeP Newbie

    To root the phone means that you can write to the root directory I believe. this gives you full control of the phone.

    To wipe it & debrand it would require flashing it with a non branded ROM.

    Thats what I'm led to believe but I'm new too lol.
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  16. mr-mixalot

    mr-mixalot Newbie

    Woo Hoo

    Bring It On
  17. Caspa

    Caspa Well-Known Member

    Just need to work out how to create a goldcard properly, then its all about whether I should just debrand for now or wait for MCR for Desire!

    The goldcard bit its the difficult bit for me!
  18. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for that BeeP. As a Linux user, I had a feeling it was something to do with access rights.

    Surely you should have root access to your own phone anyway though if you want it - it is yours after all! Or are they doing an "Ubuntu" on us?
  19. HYCAET

    HYCAET Guest

    It seems appropriate that my first post should be a daft question....it's just a taste of things to come for you all. So here goes.....

    What be Wifi hotspot?
  20. TedJ

    TedJ Lurker

    Turns your handset into a wireless access point... seamless tethering (internet connection sharing) for your notebook iPad etc, without the USB connection.
  21. oggietomas

    oggietomas Newbie

    Hope mods dont mind me linking this , if yes please delete ;)

    Creating a GoldCard - Android @ MoDaCo
  22. trevytrev

    trevytrev Well-Known Member

    Can someone ex-plain to us newbie Android users what this actually means as you all seem very excited and I have absolutely no idea why! :)
  23. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member

    It means you can install apps that require root access like screenshot app, you can install custom ROMs that have added features, you can use Apps2SD so you can use your memory card to store installed apps which will mean you can install more apps then the 130mb or so free space on the desire. Other things too :)
  24. Celox

    Celox Well-Known Member

    Going to be a how to very soon now, Paul wrote the guide and is now testing it!
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  25. PJD

    PJD Well-Known Member

    Can I just ask this question that other people maybe thinking, but what happens if things were to go horribly wrong when you start to root the phone not that it will lets all be positive but can you get it back to it's original state if so what procedure would you advise before undertaking this operation

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