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Root To root or not to root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kevin217, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. kevin217

    kevin217 Well-Known Member
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    hey guys! just wondering the Pros and Cons of root.

    what are some reasons to root, and some reasons why i would not want to? thanks guys!
     

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  2. confluence

    confluence Well-Known Member
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    cons:
    -root will void your warranty.
    -time consuming

    pros:
    -total freedom of what is installed and what isn't on your phone
    -custom roms
    -overclocking or underclocking
    -apps that can only be installed with root
    -ability to customize every aspect of the OS and UI
    -advantage of getting OS updates sooner than the rest (like Froyo!)
     
  3. tryck02

    tryck02 Active Member
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    good luck if you try.I try everyday for a couple hours,still nothing.Not sure why a card makes a difference,in the 10 min video he didn't say anything about a special card or even what he was using.He didn't have to do the card trick or anything.So who really knows,all seems to come down to luck.
     
  4. Shotgunx1x

    Shotgunx1x Well-Known Member
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    Con: Frustration of trying to root.

    Pro: Achieving root.
     
  5. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member
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    Imo alot of people are having problems mostly due to the drivers. They may need to be uninstalled and reinstalled a couple times to work correctly. Also timing plays a part in getting it done, everyones pc runs at different speeds due to the software they have loaded in the background. You just have to give it a go and see if you can do it. Just try an hour a day while watching tv and you may just get lucky.
     
  6. kevin217

    kevin217 Well-Known Member
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    hmm thanks guys, very helpful. i guess ill wait a little longer till more of the kinks are worked out.
    thanks again!
     
  7. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member
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    Do this. Download and install the unrevoked2 recovery tool and follow the instructions on installing the driver on your pc. Once the driver is installed then proceed with rooting, i'm guessing it will go much easier this way and should allow those who've been unsuccessfull thus far to get rooted.
     

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