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Root rooted or waiting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikeyfl, Jul 22, 2010.

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whatcha gonna do?

  1. ROOT!

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  2. wait for bootloader.

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  3. i have an iphone.

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  4. wat?

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  1. mikeyfl

    mikeyfl Well-Known Member
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    well, what are you going to do?
     

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  2. mikeyfl

    mikeyfl Well-Known Member
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    i want til the bootloader issue is figured out... but i have a feeling i might get antsy. :rolleyes:
     
  3. jrappy87

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    i missed wireless tether for too long!
     
  4. ckochinsky125

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    i want to root but it wont install right for some reason on my computer i mainly want it to remove the bloatware
     
  5. mikeyfl

    mikeyfl Well-Known Member
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    what wont install right?
     
  6. krichek

    krichek Well-Known Member
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    I decided to root for 2 reasons. 1., being the apps I missed that require it and 2., Because when a bootloader is released I have a feeling Rom Manager won't be to far behind with easy backups/rom loading and since I'm already rooted I can just download it from the market again and go! :D
     
  7. mikeyfl

    mikeyfl Well-Known Member
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    what apps require root?
     
  8. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    I will wait a few days. I don't want get an update that will force into using rsdlite.
     
  9. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member
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    Why wait?
     
  10. Mr_Alexander

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    Of course I'm rooting! Just need to wait for my replacement phone first! First one had a screen issue.
     
  11. Zog Bog

    Zog Bog Active Member
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    I plan on waiting for a week or so to see if any difficulties arise and what the work around involves. However, if s genius programmer manges to crack the boot-loader before that (unlikely) then I'll root early.
     
  12. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member
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    Said best

     
  13. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member
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    The bootloader may never be decrypted. If all of the "heavy hitters" are now rooted, I don't see why we shouldn't do it. An OTA CANNOT brick your phone because it's rooted.

    The question should be, "root or don't root?" I can understand why some people would hold out to see if the bootloader will be decrypted, but if you're going to root you might as well do it now IMO.
     
  14. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    Can an OTA break root?
     
  15. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member
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    The Froyo OTA update will. Not sure about any minor OTA updates like the one we received the other day.

    With that said, you do bring up a point that you can hold out and wait until Froyo to root. That would be the only reason to wait that I see, if you are going to root at all.

    Birdman did hint that "something larger than root for the Droid X" is on the horizon, but who knows when that will be. The bootloader is near impossible to crack, but I'm as optimistic as all of you that it will be done. Eventually.
     
  16. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    So rooting without the ability to ROM is only temporary! I will wait for now.
     
  17. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    Froyo is more important than root for me.
     
  18. Gamble

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    Yes, but look at it as practice. :D

    Plus you can improve you battery with SetCPU, get rid off all ads with Adfree, and use the mobile wifi hotspot aka mifi for free.

    But there's no harm in waiting either.

    Same here. Root makes me this happy: :) Froyo will make me this happy: :D

    Now unlocking the bootloader and flashing custom roms would make me... well... :eek::D:D
     
  19. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member
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    FroYo is supposed to be here in a couple of weeks. I definitely understand why you would wait.

    I just don't see any reason to root unless the boot loader is cracked. The only thing I can see using root for is wireless tethering. What else am I missing by not rooting?
     
  20. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member
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    Edit
     
  21. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    My droid x is faster and less laggy than my droid running at 1.2 ghz. Setcpu is not all its cracked up to.
     
  22. Fabolous

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    You wouldn't be able to use SetCPU to overclock anyways.

    What it is very useful for are profiles, specifically forcing the CPU to downclock when the screen is off.

    Should make a noticeable difference in battery life.
     
  23. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    I think the droid x is already using variable cpu speed software.
     
  24. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member
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    I didn't see "already rooted" as a choice.
     
  25. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member
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    So when it comes out lose root and get Froyo then wait for the new root, that's my plan. They may already have more than one exploit, they just don't tell us so Moto doesn't patch them
     

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