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Root Plain Vanilla Froyo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DrDiff, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member
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    I haven't rooted. I am willing to root to get 2.2 FroYo. Rooting kinda frightens me. I semi waited for 2.1. I downloaded the file from this form and manually applied it rather than wait for Verizon to send it to me

    I want a plain Vanilla FroYo. Am I better off waiting for the official verizon release?
     

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  2. resident psyco

    resident psyco Well-Known Member
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    ROOT ROOT ROOT! you'll be glad you did. I was on the fence then I gave in....would never keep a stock phone again! 2.2 froyo rooted rom with 928 black glass froyo theme..........
     

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  3. Redflea

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  4. OMJ

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    Rooting is not scary. Its quite hard to brick your phone. If you want 2.2 anytime soon then root. The ota is a long way off I bet
     
  5. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    Root your phone - you'll be happy you did.


    • In addition to being able to use apps like Titanium Backup, Temp Monitor (which, for now, is moot in FroYo due to lack of supporting kernels), SetCPU, etc.
    • You'll have the option to install OC kernels
    • You'll be able to try out different ROMs and really make your DROID 'yours'
    • You get to join all us kewl kids that are doing it everywhere. :D
     
  6. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
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    Way to pull the peer pressure card! :D

    Asking the question you asked in the rooted forum...yeah, you're going to get all "Root, Root, Root" type responses. Everyone in this forum is definitely biased!

    They are 100% correct though! Root your phone! :p I see people with their stock Droids and I think..."You poor guys, you don't even know how great your phone can be!" :)
     
  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    The really big deal about rooting in the beginning was that there was not a way to fix it if it b0rked. Now, except for one step, everything that b0rks can be fixed (and, ironically, IIRC, that step is actually in the first step to fix a b0rked phone...)

    Technically, rooting does violate your warranty, but as numerous people have said ad nauseum, you can always take your phone back to stock if you need warranty work performed...

    Of course, if you have 5 or 6 apps that require root, and you leave those on there, then it won' take a rocket scientist to figure out that you had a rooted phone at one point or another....but that is easily fixed by removing those apps. Preferably before you 'un-root'.

    If you are even considering rooting, I highly suggest that you take a look at http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/82742-all-new-guide-all-things-root-related.html and read it all carefully - especially the sections in red and yellow. No matter how much of a techie you are, trust me - reading and understanding and comprehending this info and asking questions will save you a lot of headaches.

    I rooted sometime in Jan, I think, after see-sawing for a long time. I didn't have a single glitch, except for user error, and I figured that out pretty quickly and on my own (I think...lol - been so long now). and I have been working with computer hardware for 22+ years, and am considered the go-to guy for most questions 'tech' related in my job and at home.
     

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