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Root Rooting the Inspire 4g

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nickc2103, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Nickc2103

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    I'm on the fence on whether I should root my Inspire. What are some of the pro's/con's of rooting, does it give that much of a performance boost to the phone, can I un-root it if I need to send it to at&t. Also what's the best way to get the best rom of sense 3.0, and is there a one click program or a really easy way to root the phone. Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. ultradroid

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    Think of rooting your phone as gaining access as an administrator to your PC. There is no advantage that a "user" has over an "administrator" on a PC - anything the user can do the administrator can do more. With a rooted phone, you gain complete access to all the files and can set things up *exactly* the way you want them to be. You become the administrator.

    As for what's the best rom of Sense 3.0, that's a highly subjective area - a matter of personal opinion. Go here - Inspire 4G Android Development - xda-developers - and pay close attention to [ROM][Jun 20] Virtuous Unity 1.25.0 Sense 3.0 based on Pyramid and [ ROM ][ 18 JUNE ] Honeysense HD v6.0 EXT4|Honeyogen HD V1.0|HoneyMIUI V1.0|Honeycomb both are variations of Sense 3.0, and I've tried both on my phone. They're both good roms.

    Hope that helps.-Mike
     
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    I used attn1's hack kit, and it's very easy but I never did try Bubby's method. Just be prepared to do plenty of reading as you'll probably need to tweak your phone a little. I adjusted my APN settings, flash a few radios and ROMs and had to find a GPS fix. It's all there, you just need to read a lot.

    Benefits for me were getting SetCPU so I could underclock/overclock my phone to help save battery life. I went from 7:30am yesterday to midnight last night with 15% remaining... that's a record for my phone and my settings weren't that conservative. The ROMs have different features too, but as UltraDroid mentioned, it's a matter of preference. I went through a few already, and still want to try LeeDroid and a couple others.

    There's probably a ton of other benefits that I haven't discovered yet, but I'd say if you like to tinker... then do it.
     

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