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Root Rooting Questions

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

  1. markfireblade97

    markfireblade97 Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 11, 2010
    Aerospace Engineer
    Martock, Somerset
    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


  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    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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