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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JrzDroid, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Well-Known Member
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    This past week has been real exciting if you're the owner of a HTC Droid Eris and a member of this forum, viewer of Engadget or just happened to type the words Eris Root or Eris 2.1 into Google. This got me thinking, everyone(including me) is really excited for ROOT! What are your gonna do with it when we get it?

    For users new to root, this could be useful as they would get to see all the things veteran rooters are planning that they would think was pretty cool and could also do.

    Personally, when we get root I'm uninstalling the apps that came with the phone that I don't plan on using (amazon, messages, stocks, browser, teeter, visual VM, voice dialer, voice recorder, voice search). Then possibly over-clock a tad bit, and throw a nice 2.1 rom on.

    How about my fellow Eris owners?
     

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  2. Wolfedude88

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    Well I can tell you that I cannot wait to get rid of that stupid visual VM from Verizon. I know they are in the works of doing this already but it would be nice to save apps to the sd card.
     
  3. JrzDroid

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    visual voice mail = garbage
     
  4. porky101

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    LOL! You can overclock the phone. THATS AWESOME!!! :D
     
  5. JrzDroid

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    yeaaaaa, a lot of us are gonna overclock a bit, see if we can get more HMPH out of the phone
     
  6. chaos0422

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    I'm really new so this may sound stupid.... just so no one is shocked... I kinda understand what a Rom is, but why is the 2.1 Rom you spoke of better, and where could I get this or other roms if I wanted them
     
  7. JrzDroid

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    the 2.1 rom i was talking about isn't exactly better then any other rom. I've just seen Heroes running the 2.1 ROMS and I really like what i saw. As for where to find roms, you can search these forums or even over at XDA i think
     
  8. twynn373

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    i really just wanna get rid of all those bs apps, and customize all the visual aspects of it. and definitely put a nice rom on that badboy. must hurry por favor
     
  9. ssick92

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    I just want to take off most of the garbage apps, and overclock a bit, and obviously throw on a nice 2.1 ROM too.
     
  10. antnyp85

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    Meee tooo.... to all of the above! Removing amazon, messages, stocks, browser, teeter, visual VM, Peep, Footprints... And hopefully overclock a lil bit too... I can't wait.
     
  11. JrzDroid

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    this makes me want root MORE AND MORE!
    what a good thread!
    where are OTD, Caddy, Acidbath, Frisco and Phases though? i are to hear what they will do!

    (yea thats right i wanna hear a MODERATORS opinion)
     
  12. antnyp85

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    LOL what the bleep! Are the rest of us just not good enough? jk jk
     
  13. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Well-Known Member
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    i like EVERYONE'S OPINION!
    but i wanna hear the big players on this forum, I'm interested in what their plans are
     
  14. mj_b90

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    I can't wait to remove the default apps that I've never used like Footprints and Amazon and Peep. Tweak the built-in memory manager to be more aggressive. Custom 2.1 roms. And over/underclock for speed or battery life. Can't wait for root!! :-D
     
  15. alprazolam

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    "I feel the need...the need for speed!" So that's why I'm gonna put on a ROM that has been deflated from all the bloat and I'm gonna overclock to the limit of stability just to see what it will do then back off just below the point of diminishing returns on my batt usage.

    I don't know how easy ROM customization will be compared to a WinMo ROM but if it's anything like that, I'll be at the whim of what the cooks decide to do though I found that there were several who cooked for the Omnia and they tended to listen to what fans wanted overall. Sometimes you didn't know you wanted a ROM like that until you put it on your phone. Control of customization...now that's exciting.
     
  16. arock

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    I am just looking to overclock a bit, delete some of the stock apps and possibly even get rid of sense (been running home for weeks now and actually like it more).
     
  17. JrzDroid

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    i know a few people who might uninstall Sense, I wonder how the phone will react
     
  18. arock

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    i am kinda hoping it will a little faster. thats just hoping though.
     
  19. JrzDroid

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    HTC was built directly into the OS for the Eris
    Even when people default back to home its running.
    I wonder what might happen if its taken out completely
     
  20. acidbath5546

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    First Thing i will do once we get Root:
    Take a week off from updating sites, and forums and emails....
    Read a good book every night and only use my TP2 for awhile...lol
     
  21. JrzDroid

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    hahahah sweeet!
     
  22. jeffyo

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    remove stock stuff I would never use.
    Setup tethering.
    install a bunch of apps I wanted to use but couldn't.
    install said apps on SD card instead of internal memory.
    overclock some.
    live life and be happy.
     
  23. davros

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    overclock a bit.

    play with google nav and this app called car home we have on the Droid

    delete the crap it came with.. stocks, amazon, etc

    see if apps2sd works.

    throw this on it if i can.... AndroidSPIN DB

    i'm sure alot once i get it.... to ... work....
     
  24. ChiTownJim

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    When the phone is rooted, I'll doing the same as most
    Uninstalling alot of the programs I don't use
    2.1 ROM
    Overclock would like to see how it runs clocked between 550-700mhz
    Save a lot of my programs on my SDcard once I buy the 32gig Class6 card (if it really is just a software limitation, if it's a hardware limitation I'll have to settle for 16gigs :( .. we'll see )
    Get the Motorola Phone Portal program
     
  25. arock

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    Ive been running home for about a week now and have found that as long as you dont reboot the phone, sense will eventually go idle instead of continually running in the background. Havent paid attention to how long it takes before it goes idle though.
     

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