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

  1. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Well-Known Member
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    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?
     

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  2. Ataranine

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    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

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    By rom you mean like HTC's Sense?

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

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

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

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    What phone do you even have?
     
  7. Blackbrawler

    Blackbrawler Well-Known Member
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  8. Ataranine

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

    Blackbrawler Well-Known Member
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  11. Blackbrawler

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    *Bookmark*

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

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    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

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    ok thanks

    2.1 came out?
     
  14. Ataranine

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

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

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

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

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

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    Android regards your Xbox with great scorn.
     
  20. rledge21

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

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    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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