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Root Rooting Q&A

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by smacky, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. smacky

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    Why did I make a new thread? Because people were complaining in the other one that it was going off topic. When we're finally rooted, hopefully this becomes the root help thread and the only root help thread. And the devs see this and get it out faster. :D

    Each day more and more Android handsets are being sold, and that means users are faced with a major decision: To root, or not to root. Some of us will do it simply because we can, others will decide not to do it as they enjoy the phone as-is, but the majority of us will be on the fence about the whole idea of rooting.
    Hopefully some of those questions can get answered and you
     

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  2. buhler

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    Great summary Smacky! Can't wait to put the knowledge to the test.
    :D
     
  3. smacky

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    Just to clarify, I didn't actually type this up. I provided the link at the bottom. ;)
     
  4. alprazolam

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    Thanks for bringing that over to our forum. The writers of the QA did a great job of explaining things and I now know what to look for when we get the privilege of root access. This should be stuck up top!
     
  5. thetomlin2

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    Great post, and it should be very helpful. This is my first smartphone, so I will be rooting for the first time. Thanks for the info, look forward to more.
     
  6. JrzDroid

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    first new subforum post=]
     
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  7. acidbath5546

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    "When we're finally rooted, hopefully this becomes the root help thread and the only root help thread. And the devs see this and get it out faster. :D"

    I am slightly confused by this?
    Get Root done faster?
    My Dev Team isnt working and less or more than before now that we have working Exploit?
    Sorry just confused.....
     
  8. pkopalek

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    I think by 'get it out faster', they mean spread the WORD of what's going on faster, and more efficiently.

    In other words, (I assume) when the time comes, there is no confusion as to the proper forum for the conversation/announcement.
     
  9. acidbath5546

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    Ohhhh....That I kinda get...
    But the offical word and information for anything from our Eris Dev Team will come from me and go directly to Caddyman.
    He is the Member of these forums that releases our information :)
     
  10. Caddyman

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    go meeee, go meeee :p

    can't wait to get that email :)
     
  11. acidbath5546

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    Cant wait to send it!
     
  12. Lucidot

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    Can't wait for AcidBath to send that email to Caddyman who in turn will post in this forum which in turn means I'll be able to read it.:D
     
  13. deman89

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    Hey guys for an idea of this you might want to try running a Linux distro (distribution) from a live CD. One I like is Main Page - Linux Mint

    It will help you understand what a root process truly is.
     
  14. ssick92

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    If the 2.x update comes out before the root is completed, then should we not update to 2.x? Wouldnt that 2.x software require a whole new root process?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I got my answer in the other thread.
     
  15. chaos0422

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    So just to clarify, as long as I dont modify too much then i should still get updates... does cutting out all the Verizon fat (like footprints)and overclocking qualify
     
  16. ssick92

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    I would think that would be "major" changes. I think it will only keep OTAing if nothing is changed with the core of the phone; overclocking would be changing the core processor function. But I could be wrong.
     
  17. Bassplayer

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    I get what rooting does, but Im not too good on terminology, whats overclocking?
     
  18. chaos0422

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    Overclocking is increasing the processing speed of you phone
     
  19. wyzird

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    Just curious. What will you do with your phone once you do have root
     
  20. rigamrts

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    just to clairify footprints is a htc app not a verizon app which is tied to the camera which could cause camera problems. verizon kept thier bloatware to a minimum. the only app they added was visual voicemail. all others came with sense. weather can be removed. stocks can be removed. teeter can be removed. the pdf viewer can be removed and quick office to name the ones i know off the top of my head.
     
  21. mjrtom

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    what is the best rom to slap on after rooting my g1? cyanogen rom is nice...but development seems to have slowed down a bit since he started working on his nexus one (completely understandable).

    any that are on par, or maybe surpasses cyanogen rom at this moment?
     
  22. rigamrts

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    i'v got the xROM-Eclair-2.1-v1.0.1 rom on my g1 works great there might be a better one out there

    www.justanotherdev.slackdev.com/xROM-Eclair-2.1-1.1.1.zip

    here it is for the g1
     
  23. mjrtom

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    thanks mate. i'll check it out. i realized that this is not a thread for g1's, but the damage is done, and this thread is pretty active.
     
  24. chaos0422

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    So after you root do you have to flash a new rom to the phone to really use it or can i keep what o have and make adjustments to that
     
  25. jreed2560

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    Basically you're upgrading your unrooted 1.5 rom to a rooted 2.1 rom.
     

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