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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigMace23, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BigMace23

    BigMace23 Well-Known Member
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    Ok so I really want to root my droid to customize it even further however there is one thing holding me back... when there is a new software update, what will happen if I download it with a rooted droid? Of course I will want the new update, but will I have to wait for it to get rooted too?

    Thanks in advance

  2. BigMace23

    BigMace23 Well-Known Member
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  3. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Here's what I have done. I have changed the filename of the file that allows OTA updates. Now, my phone will not receive any Verizon updates. But that's OK. Why? Because I'll be forcing updates long before Verizon releases them to me anyway. ;) Last night, I updated to 2.1. This morning, a different version of 2.1. By the time Verizon releases 2.1 to the masses ... who knows that version us rooters/geeks will be on. :D
  4. I don't mean to hijack the thread but what exactly does it meant to "root" an Android... I have seen this a TON and am new to the Android world (recovering crackberry addict)...

    I'd love to take 2.1 for a spin but I don't want to screw up my phone in the process... Any explanation (or direction to another thread/learning source) would be awesome!

  5. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    i guess it just depends on if your patient, 2.1 will come out, just need to wait longer than those who rooted theirs. if you know your stuff and willing to take into consideration any risks (theres always a risk) then do it! but for me im not into doing that kind of stuff, especially with a 500 dollar phone :x its all personal preference, just make sure u follow instructions ;p

  6. BigMace23

    BigMace23 Well-Known Member
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    really how hard is it to screw it up though? I've heard you really have to screw up before you brick your phone and if you follow the instructions it should all work right?
  7. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast

    I think someone should come out with an instant root app...well, it'd be an apk.. but yeah! that'd make everyone happier! :D

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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