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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WarMace, May 20, 2010.

  1. WarMace

    WarMace Well-Known Member
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    I was planning on rooting today but as I am watching Google announce 2.2 features live at Google IO, I am thinking I might save myself the hassle if 2.2 is just around the corner.

    Would I be waiting for long? Thoughts?
     

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  2. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member
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    Root now, update later, then root again :)
     
  3. Fabolous

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    If you don't root, I doubt you'll be seeing Froyo anytime soon :)
     
  4. inssane

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    "You can do it"
    Do it now so you are proficient, then when 2.2 comes around it will be pretty easy.
     
  5. snake_fist_gung_fu

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    Let me put it this way. When we had 2.0.1 is was very easy to root. Now that we have 2.1 its become more trouble to root. If you wait for 2.2 to be released its prob gonna be even harder. So root away and enjoy 2.2 before the official even gets here. You want regret it.
     
  6. Papadroid

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    ^^^^ What he said! BTW I got my Droid yesterdady and the first thing I did was root and I'm running NexBeast. It's awesome!!! You won't regret it. :D
     
  7. Gunner

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    Rooted Droids will have 2.2 ROMS within...a few weeks? Maybe sooner? Regular Droids will maybe get 2.2 within 3-4 months....in my guesstimation.
     
  8. Fadelight

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    lol These threads always start so early on.


    Listen... The root guys were running 2.1 in January. You finally got the OTA what, 2 weeks ago?

    Make up your own mind.
     
  9. IOWA

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    Man, should I just wait for 3.0?









    /sarcasm

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  10. dmodert66

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    If the guy at XDA really has the N1 system dump, then Droid will see Froyo sooner, rather than later. If the dump is real, I would give it a week or two, but that is JUST SPECULATION! So don't say I said it would happen for sure...Lulz...
     
  11. shrink57

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    Wait and risk the horrible ever present danger of regular earthlings having 2.2 before you (not to mention the countless current advancements you are now missing)? Root now damn it !!!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ska.t73

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    What is funny is I just saw an interview on one of the tech sites (might have been Android Guys) with a Google programmer that worked on Froyo, he was asked about 2.2 working on the G1... The programmer actually mentioned Cyanogen and how he is sure that Cyanogen will have it out for the G1 as soon as possible...

    LOL... trust me Google is pleased as punch that there is a root community and that 2.2 will be out and making the rounds soon...
     
  13. shrink57

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    If I remember correctly, wasn't there an actual official Droid ad in which the Droid was rooted as evidenced by the obviously themed status bar? Another case of the tail wagging the dog...
     
  14. ska.t73

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    LOL yea I believe I heard about that one... I don't think Google has ever hidden the fact that they love the root community... I mean they did work with Cyanogen over the whole google apps thing, they could have been dicks about that and destroyed Cyanogen Mod...

    I think the only people that have issues with root are Verizon and Motorola... :p
     
  15. IOWA

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    It would be nice if google made a special root patch that could be applied to any android, and part of the licensing agreement could be they can't disable the root patch feature.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  16. snake_fist_gung_fu

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    I really dont see why they would except for warranty. Its a selling point if you ask me.
     
  17. ska.t73

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    Yea it is the warranty thing, at least with Verizon... I do think you have a point with the selling point thing though...
     
  18. WarMace

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    Thanks everyone, I guess I phrased my question wrong.

    Now that I rooted and installed Buglessbeast and know the lingo better, what I should have said was "Should I install a 2.1 rom when a 2.2 rom is possibly around the corner?"

    It doesn't matter now because I just did it anyway so I could have teathering in time for this weekend when I will need it.

    Thanks!
     
  19. IOWA

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    Gratz on your first custom rom! Welcome to the nerd club! Lol. But yeah noone knows when a 2.2 rom would even hit so... you did the right thing. Plus if your hacking community is good enough, you can update your rom with an update.zip through recovery and not lose your data.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     

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