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    So I picked up the Rogers Acer Liquid E yesterday, officially my first android phone, switching from the iphone. Coming from the iPhone I am use to a simple jailbreak/Root and I know it can be more difficult on Android.

    Is there currently a way to Root the Acer Liquid E, And if so does it 'break' anything once you have done it?

    Instructions on how to do it, or to a site explaining it would help a lot. Thanks in advance for any help.
     

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    Why would you want to root it right away? what would you gain doing that?
    You have the phone since only 24 hours or so?

    the android version is fairly recent.

    Android is way more open than apple.
     
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    There are some apps that I want to use that require root.
     
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    Thank you very much. A Little reading and some time later, My Acer Liquid E is Rooted.
    Stuck with the Rogers Rom as I heard there is Currently no way back to it if you flash it. Anyone know if this has changed?
     
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    If there is no update from Acer for Rogers then no there's probably not any way to go back. Check on xda, if they say you can't backup your stock rom then there is probably no solution if you flash it.
     
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    Yeah thats what I figured. Oh Well I'm running 2.1 so its not bad, and Since I have Root now I get the apps I want. Thanks all
     
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    If you have a custom recovery, you can just do a nandroid backup :)
     
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    Yes During the Process of Rooting the phone, I flashed a custom Recovery and did a nandroid backup. So now if I were to upgrade to a custom Rom, I would be able to still restore back to my Rogers Rom? If So how would I do that please.
     
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    Yeah, a nandroid backup backs up data, system, and another (sorry, tired tonight). I use it when swapping between CM5 and CM6. If in doubt, ask at XDA with regards to the Acer Liquid, I believe the two phones are extremely alike.
     
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    If you want Google's free navigation you have to root the phone. At least on my Acer Liquid E the google maps update to enable google navigation was blocked. I rooted and flashed the phone and google navigation now works.
     
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    Weird that was available on mine without the Root.
     
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    So you got the google update with the voice enabled turn by turn navigation (TOmTom-like synthetic voice: "after 600 meters turn right ..." )? When I called Rogers they just said they didn't support it. Since I was getting errors on both the update install and when ever I opened google maps (after the failed install) I assumed that Rogers had blocked it when the installed RogersNav on the Liquid E.

    I probably would have rooted the phone at some point anyways just to get rid of all the Rogers applications (MyAccount, urMusic, urFooz, RogersNav, urSomethingElse, Nemo player, urShopping, etc.).


    The only thing UI-wise you lose by rooting the phone is the side screen thumb-wheel bookmark browser thingy. I backed up Documents2Go Lite in case I want it in the future, but right now I don't.
     
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    Google Nav loaded up but I guess your right the voice portion of it didn't work (Says not available in my area) but all other features in it worked for me.

    How do you remove the Rogers apps (With being only rooted still on stock ROM)? Is that possible?
     
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    Google Nav works on my Liquid E, with turn by turn voice directions. I haven't used it lately, but it definitely did work for me about 3 weeks ago.
     
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    I rooted my phone using the MalezRecovery tool and installed the community rom - LCR_1.8. However the utility does offer the option of just rooting the current system. I chose to go the community rom way because I wanted to be sure I was free of any other Rogers specific limitations. Rogers has a reputation for doing "custom" things to Android phones as HTC Magic owners will attest.

    Presumably, if you have root access you should be able to just uninstall the Rogers applications (however you might need an app manager that request root access). Alternatively, just use terminal emulator, ADB, gScript or even a windows app like MediaMonkey to delete the xxx.apk file associated with the application. But that just gets rid of apps - it won't undo any of the Rogers specific tweaks to the OS.

    Some useful unix/linux commands to know:

    • ls list directory. Options ls -a shows hidden files with a "." in front of them i.e. .doubleTwist ls -l "long" shows more details about files, such as permissions etc. ls -al list all in long (detailed) format.
    • cd - change directory. The root level directory in *nix is just "/" examples include cd /sdcard (SD card). cd /etc cd /system cd /data etc. cd .. takes you up 1 directory level.
    • pwd - print working directory (show current path).
    • rm remove (delete) a file. If you want to delete a directory (folder), try rm -r (recursive - deletes the directory/folder and all contents). rm -rf the "f" switch is to "force" it to actually delete a directory. Most unixes require this when deleting a directory/folder, but android doesn't seem to, rm -r works without the "f" switch.
    • mv "move" or rename a file.
    • cp "copy" copy a file.
     

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