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Root Rooting phone before activating on Virgin Mobile

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nickabbasi1, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. nickabbasi1

    nickabbasi1 Well-Known Member
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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find an answer to this exact question. I want to make sure I know what I need to before I blow $150.

    I have a rooted Optimus V with virgin mobile and I'm looking to upgrade to the HTC EVO V 4G, but I would like to root this (the HTC) phone brand new out of the box before transfering my number to it and activating it; mostly so I have no data on the phone to lose and so that in the unfourante case I brick it, I still have "my phone".

    Somebody please put my mind at ease.

    *edit* after more research it looks like I'll need to activate first...?
     

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  2. mysticalnyte

    mysticalnyte Well-Known Member
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    Yes, to make it a whole lot easier.
     
  3. adamhos1234

    adamhos1234 Well-Known Member
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    You should have no problem rooting before activation, just don't flash a new ROM

    Just unlock and install superuser and twrp
    And stay stock
     
  4. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase
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    You can root, flash a recovery, etc. As long as you activate BEFORE you flip to a non-stock ROM, you'll be fine.

    Then once activated...you're going to flash ROMs daily. At least I do. (Its really more like hourly. CM10, mobster, King Kang, CM10 Gangnam, inbREDed, Viper. Just a few that I switch between daily now...)
     
  5. Racutt

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    That's exactly what I did yesterday. Worked out fine. Even the autoactivation worked
     
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