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Root Someone please help me with my Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nohsp4u, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. nohsp4u

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    Ok, i am reading the posts and since i am old school, there is not a whole lot that makes since, i know this much
    radio= a music paying device
    root= the bottom of a plant,
    gingerbread= the bread type candy treat
    flash= that bright as hell light before the camera snaps you ugly mug for ever

    Now, i am pretty sure these are not the meanings you all speak of so, i come to you on my defeated knees. PLEASE Help me

    All i want to do is use my thunderbolt, i have had the Droid 1, ok till the froyo push, the droid 2, piece of s^&t always rebooting and not i am with the TB. It is also alway rebooting. At least 5 times a day now.

    I thought maybe having my apps set to auto update would be the cause, fixed that, still reboots. downloaded android system tool to see what is going on when it crashed, no luck, the data is erased after a recovery.

    I need to know if there is an app that will track the background activity and retain a copy in memory for me to look. I want to know what is causing it because HTC and Verizon or useless. All they want me to do is factory resets.

    Please help me anyone?
     

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    are you on the most current firmware? check in about phone for software version,youll want to see 1.70.605.0. if youre on 1.13.605.7 or a a leak somewhere between,id strongly suggest getting to 1.70.605.0.

    are you currently rooted?
     
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    Yes i have the 1.70.605.0 and would not know the first step to rooting. VZ is sending me a revolution in exchange, i am getting screwed i am sure but, if it works i'll work them over for my money back for the difference.
     
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    If you are sending the phone in then don't bother with rooting. I will help you out with the terminology however for your future exploration in Android.

    Radio - Could be hardware the actual part of the phone that receives the signal, could be the CDMA radio, LTE radio, WiFi radio, or GPS radio. Also could be the software portion of the phone that instructs the LTE and CDMA radios what to do.

    Root - The base of the storage of the phone. Stock phones have areas that the user can not change info in, by gaining root access it allows the user to modify any part of the internal storage. Yet with great power comes great responsibility, the user must void any sort of OEM warranty they have in order to gain root access, also playing around with thing in the areas that you normally can't without root can cause issues for users like removal of vital apps, editing something and causing bootloops, ect...

    Gingerbread - Android 2.3.x, the next step from Froyo, think of it as going from windows 95 to windows 98. After GB we will be awaiting Ice Cream Sandwich to hit the phone market.

    Flash - Best part of mardi gras :D but in terms of the phone world you flash an OS to a phone. This can be done for several reasons here we are just flashing a to a different version of Android with tweaks done by the developer. You may also see people talking about flashing to a different carrier when browsing these forums that is flashing a version of the OS that will allow the user to use the same hardware on a carrier that does not carry the version of that phone. I've seen where people flashed the OG Droid to Cricket.

    Hope that answers your terminology questions :)
     

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