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Rooting the desire tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wuthton, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member
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    There is a lot of chatter on XDA and Modaco that if T-mobile get a phone to him tomorrow Paul will be releasing a rooted ROM almost immediately.

    Who's going for it straight away? I am going to if he has something up his sleeve other than the goldcard method.
     

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  2. hot-fuzz

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    I bought my HTC Desire today and its the first Android phone ive had so i have read up on rooting. I will be waiting to see how easy it is, how stable it is, and to see if i can improve what i already have.
     
  3. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member
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    Well Paul has got his Desire. I am itching to get some App2sd love and install a few apps that I miss from my Hero.
     
  4. mobilephone2003

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    I just registered to find some more information on this. If he released a rooted ROM, how do we get this on our devices?

    Sorry for the noobness, I've had my desire a day.
     
  5. hot-fuzz

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    Thank god you asked .... thats what i was kinda sheepishly saying. I have no idea too, but theres alot of reading to be had on Modaco if you want to look there.
     
  6. wuthton

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    The process is in three steps.
    1. Gaining root access.
    The easiest method for the Desire is still to be confirmed, there are several ways, keep your eyes peeled on Monaco/XDA.

    2. Installing a custom recovery image.

    3. Installing a custom Rom.

    There is plenty on the forums on each step. All will become clearer once a dev breaks cover with a rooted Rom.
     
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  8. Alize

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    what do you mean by rooting ? changing the ROm or something ?
     
  9. Karolis

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    Rooting = gaining root access, so that you can modify contents of /system partition. And yes, that mean you will be able to use custom ROMs, install apps that require root (i.e. Dropcap2), etc.
     
  10. Alize

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    basically you take another ROM that could be better than the original ?
     
  11. lekky

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    Woop, hope it happens soon
     
  12. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member
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    I'm fully charged and ready to go.

    Lekky, you've jumped on the Desire waggon too?
     
  13. lekky

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    lol yeah, just went to carphone warehouse and bought one. And the battery led just this minute went green :D
     
  14. wuthton

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    I pre-ordered at Handtec ages ago then heard CPW had stock. For an extra
     
  15. nx1977

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    So can it be rooted without a custom ROM?
     
  16. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member
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    Yes and no,

    You can gain root access but unless you really know what you're doing you can't do much with it without a rooted rom.
     
  17. Lukehluke

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    I thought it would take a while to root it.

    I guess not :D
     
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