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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yungree, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. yungree

    yungree Member
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    New owner of the phone and i love it!! i was just wondering if its worth rooting??? cause i really dont wanna brick my phone lol. is there a noob way to root it??
     

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  2. davidmargolin

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    your not gonna brick your phone.. rooting is fairly easy (though the instructions are fairly long)... dont be overwhelmed... just give yourself 2 hours (you prob wont even need that much) and your phone will be better than ever before...

    and yeah, this phone is pretty crappy at stock... usable but still... dont you want:
    /free wifi tether
    /faster processor speeds
    /longer battery life
    /desenseify (some people like sense but I just can't stand it)
    /beats audio (or mobster's hq audio)
    /access to more play store apps
    /a custom boot animation (the stock virgin mobile animation just kills me)
    /faster data speeds
    /faster response times (buttery smooth)
    /and much much more...

    the root guide link --> http://androidforums.com/evo-v-4g-a...ing-evo-v-4g-roms-kernels-using-fastboot.html
    as i mentioned, the instructions are long but very noob proof...
     
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    Go ahead a take the plunge. Set aside an hour or so to read and re-read what you have to do. Take your time and if you have any questions or are unsure of anything, just post them to the correct thread. I'm sure they'll get answered in a timely manner incase you can't find the answer by searching.
    When you get done with said instructions: enjoy your new phone and happy flashing!

    Edit:davidmargolin beat me to it and in his response: word!
     
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    Gonna read this tomorrow at work should have some time to read this. Just hoping to git a phone haven't had any luck on this for sure. Thanks for the link :)
     
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    Yes. From everything that has been reported, it is worth rooting the phone if you want access to all the customizations available. However, the phone works great as-is (stock) now that the HTC update is available, so it really is just a matter of preference.
     
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    Wow that sure is a lot to read. Finally got the S3 guess its time to start reading.
     
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