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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Blackbrawler, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

    I understand the concept of jailbreaking on the iphone and stuff because apple sucks and there are a ton of benefits to jailbreaking (cracked apps, customized apps, Voip over 3g, Changing companies,

    But what exactly is the point of Rooting an android phone what benefits do you get from it? Why would anyone want to do it?
     


  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Rooting an Android phone lets you flash custom roms to it, delete pre-installed apps you couldn't delete the regular way, and it lets you tether your phone with a computer.
     
  3. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

    By rom you mean like HTC's Sense?

    Also can i store apps onto my computer?
     
  4. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    You can store apps on your computer anyway.
    By rom I mean like custom builds of Android.
     
  5. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

    a link to this custom android you speak of?
     
  6. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    What phone do you even have?
     
  7. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

  8. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Hmm there are two...Motorola Droid or Eris?
     
  9. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

  10. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

  11. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

    *Bookmark*

    Do you have any actual ROMS though or a video?
     
  12. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Simple google search will get you all you need for the roms.
    Youtube has the rooting video I'm sure.
    I don't have a DROID so I don't have any roms or anything, but I know 2.1 has been flashed to it.
     
  13. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

    ok thanks

    2.1 came out?
     
  14. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Yes the rom was leaked. Some things don't work right at the moment though like the keyboard backlight..GPS ect.
     
  15. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Member
    Thread Starter

    I'll stick to my 2.0 but thanks for all the info
     
  16. Jsnob420

    Jsnob420 Lurker

    does tethering work for other things than computers, like xbox360 ?
     
  17. d510addict

    d510addict Newbie

    winmob could tether to xbox but the net speed is god awful it isn't fast enough to even play mw2.
     
  18. yournamepenor

    yournamepenor Well-Known Member

    Hey theres is a fix for keyboard and the gps is fixed. i suggest doing it.
     
  19. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert

    Android regards your Xbox with great scorn.
     
  20. rledge21

    rledge21 Lurker

    You can tether without rooting. I use Azilink to tether with my linux laptop. Motorolla Droid.
     
  21. jbarrett020

    jbarrett020 Well-Known Member

    i play cod6 thru my droid, works pretty good most of the time.. usually 3 green bars, sometimes 2.

    moderate NAT though, cant get it to open. so some drops when in lobbies.
    i rooted my friends droid so he could so the same with ps3.. but ps3 wont see it.. sorta weird but either a firmware or hardware issue i would guess
     
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