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Root rooting basics?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by X-Factor, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. X-Factor

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    Is there a "primer" of sorts to help me understand rooting, kernals, etc? If I root, would Froyo (for example) be the OS? What's a ROM? I'm currently running an unrooted 2.1 update 1 Moto Droid. Helix Launcher. I am so n00b and confused I don't even know what to search for. What's Bugless Beast (heard it talked about in a few places)? Is that the same thing as Froyo in terms of type of program? Someone help this n00blet or at least tell me how to search!
     

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  2. semajoja

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  4. X-Factor

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    Thanks. I'll start reading. I'm definitely hooked....just VERY VERY n00bish....embarassingly so the more I read.

    Edit: semajoja....that link crashes my browser. Tried it last night, too.
     
  5. DrDiff

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  6. X-Factor

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    It would help me, since even THOSE links were a bit over my head, to have a list of Droid related terminology to help me sort this stuff out.
     
  7. DrDiff

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    If you have specific questions ask. If you want hand holding or a step by step walk through....
     

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