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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markfireblade97, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. markfireblade97

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    I'm new to this and have been reading loads of very helpful posts on the subject but I still have some basic questions:

    Difference between rooting and just debranding/reflashing?
    Will an Orange branded phone need SIM-unlocking first?
    Hboot is 0.83 - do I need a Gold Card?
    What's the best source for the new ROM/firmware? - I like the HTC stuff as it is, and want to keep Sense.
    In which case, should I flash generic HTC Android 2.1 and then do the official Froyo OTA?

    Thanks in advance
    Mark
     

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    Hi Mark,

    Rooting gives you root access, in other words Super user access (Admin rights) Debranding removes your network / carriers corporate brand off the phone (splash screens etc)

    It won't Need to be unlocked I don't think, but it will still be locked even after rooting

    If youre phone is branded, you will need a goldcard unless you use the Unrevoked method.

    You could do a generic, but I'm all for custom roms. MoDaCo R8 is very close to stock 2.2, but faster and more stable. I always recommend this to first time rooters. There are many other recommendations that may follow from other members though.
     
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