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  1. phirefaux

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    anyone learn anything about rooting this phone yet? i havent found anything except for the droid, think any of that may carry over from the devours cousin?
     

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    Ever get the feeling that we are the only two on the fourms interested in this phone?
     
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    im not sure why, this is a cool phone! i feel if it doesnt have a strong fanbase ie forum support moto and vzw will let this phone fall thru the cracks so i want to keep it going if possible!
     
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    I agree... I really enjoy my devour. I came from a blackberry tour which has been forgotten about by verizon. And when I turned Android, I thought the Devour would be right on the front lines of things. It seems that the Droid has the foundation of followers. Hopefully people will upgrade from their multimedia phones and blackberry and see how great the devour is.
     
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    Hey now, I've been in this forum sooooo much, answering questions before it was even released.
     
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    you totally have been here since day 1 lol its seems like only a few of us love our devours!
     
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    If I had the choice, I would probably have the Droid instead. Or the incre
     
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    I know. The devour doesn't seem to get the love that the other phones do.


    I want root, bad.
     
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    I've made a very tiny bit of progress in rooting the devour, but I don't have an update.zip package to play around with.
    I have found out how to force the update, though.
    With the phone off, hold down the R and the spacebar, and turn it on. Hold them down until you get a warning-sign screen. Then you can press ZB for the text/menu:

    Motorola/Android system recovery utility
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

    F+H - reboot system now
    Z+B - toggle log text display
    Z+N - apply sdcard:update.zip
    Z+M - wipe data/factory reset

    All I really want to do, at least in the beginning, is turn on wifi - I bought this thing without an account, and the verizon 1.6 load comes with wifi disabled and no way to turn it on. I'd need an account for about 10 minutes, since my world is filled with wireless. Once I've got it enabled, I'll almost never need the phone (and I'm locked in to a 2-year cellphone contract anyway...)
     
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    so are you saying that if we had some sort of update.zip we could apply that to the phone? is that how rooting works?
     
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    so looking thru the other forums i see that the moto backflip has recently been rooted, thats great for backflip owners. im hoping this pushes us in the right direction for a root on the devour being that both devices run motoblur. if anyone has an idea of how to root let me know, i have an extra devour that i dont mind trying to play with
     
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    New Devour owner here and yeah I have hope now that the Backflip has been rooted it shouldn't be hard to get the Devour into the scene. I just have to figure out how to back up everything that way I can turn the device back to stock in case things get hectic
     
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    What's this about the Backflip getting rooted? I searched around but couldn't find anything about it.
     
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    Anyone have any experience rooting/hacking phones? Id love to come up with some ideas
     
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    check with some of the devs in the Droid forums.
     
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    I love my new Devour but wanting to remove some default apps. Do I have to root to do that?
     
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    you can try to download the quick uninstaller app, it can try to remove some default apps, it may or may not work, havent tried it as i like all the default apps lol.
     
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    Ok I have MOTODEV Studio for Android installed along with RSDLite 4.6. I'm able to get the Device Properties, but that's where my experience stops! So my question now is what do I do next?
     
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    any luck with rooting this ever so efficient phone??? would love for people to see how good this phone actually is.
     
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