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Rooted. Now what?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by peekapoo, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. peekapoo

    peekapoo Active Member
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    I am a noob, so plese don't kill me for this.

    I rooted my vibrant last night just to install lag fix.
    I could manage to do that and now I am happy that my lag issue went away.
    I am getting 2100+ on quadrant:).

    Anyway, since I have a rooted vibrant, now what?
    What should I do to my phone? other than lag fix?
     

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  2. spiz

    spiz Well-Known Member
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  3. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Well-Known Member
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    Get rid of the bloatware. Don't try with stuff that seems too deep in the phone though, like TouchWiz.
     
  4. heybk

    heybk Well-Known Member
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    i just rooted and installed lag fix and got 2041 :D
     
  5. perpetual

    perpetual Well-Known Member
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    Is there something like one click root for the vibrant? I wanna root, but I'm a bit scared. Also, if I root will I continue to receive android updates like froyo?
     
  6. heybk

    heybk Well-Known Member
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  7. robo21

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  8. spiz

    spiz Well-Known Member
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    Rooting alone doesn't replace anything on your phone. Rooting merely gives you free reign over your phone, allowing you to do things that were otherwise not possible due to manufacturer limitations.

    One of the more popular things to do with root is removal of "bloatware" or apps that the manufacturer or carrier puts on the phone with no way of removing. Examples on the Vibrant include Telenav GPS, Gogo, Samsung Media Hub (which is only currently worthless because it doesn't work), etc...

    By rooting, you now have the ability to remove these things, freeing up space and making your phone faster.

    You can also do a host of other cool things that are relatively risk-free if you research what you're doing first.

    Once you place a custom ROM on the phone, you then will not receive updates from TMobile/Samsung. But keep in mind that once we hear about an official date for an update, there is a way to get back to stock so that you can receive the updates.

    Also, keep in mind that while you may not be able to get updates OTA, the developers for this phone are some of the best that Android has, so you have nothing to worry about as they will provide every update possible to this phone (which are way better than the original updates anyways).
     
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  9. jkcheng122

    jkcheng122 Well-Known Member
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    Will all my current contents on the phone like apps and settings be wiped out with Root? I'm interested in rooting just to be able to use Titanium Backup for now and will probably also apply the lag fix while I'm at it even though I'm not really feeling the phone is slow.
     
  10. heybk

    heybk Well-Known Member
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    nothing will be erased
     

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