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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ttaylor0024, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I have the motorola Droid. I have been researching rooting it the last couple days, but have some questions first.

    1. What are the major advantages of it? I have jailbroken my iTouch before, there were millions more things I could do. Is this the same with rooting?

    2. People say rooting it makes it faster. How is this possible? What makes it do this?

    3. When 2.1 comes out, will I be able to upgrade easily and get rid of my root?

    Please list as much info as you can please. I would love to know.

    Thanks :)
     

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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  3. aaronmach1

    aaronmach1 Well-Known Member
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    shouldnt have asked this...people will get all pissy and crawl up your ass then start crying
     
  4. Fadelight

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    This has definitely been covered on so many threads, you literally wouldn't even have to get more than 10 posts away from this one on the list to find your answer.

    That said...

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/33374-why-should-shouldnt-i-root-my-droid.html#post236193



    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/39470-my-droid-running-1ghz.html



    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/38331-android-2-1-update-3.html#post276670




    And here is a search result that should cover the rest of your questions...

    http://androidforums.com/search.php?searchid=826173


    Happy reading.
     
  5. bdal1

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    you guys are brutal.
    typing the answers would have been easier than acting like children!
    I could have given the answer, and who cares how organized this forum is or how many duplicate posts there are!
    All you are doing is scaring people away
    Next time ignore the post.
     
  6. aaronmach1

    aaronmach1 Well-Known Member
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    ya thats what im saying. everyone on here thinks they are gods gift to the forums. who cares if a questions is reasked?! answer it and shut up. it will only take a few minutes out of your sailor moon cartoons.
    this poster didnt really get much harassment but others have been bad like the one i posted on this last week.
     
  7. andross77

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    THIS! *bravo* *bravo*
     
  8. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Awww look at you three Jerkin' each others.... chain.

    The problem with duplicate posts is it makes it harder to find relevant information, and clutters it with junk instead of being useful. And promoting such use just shows you haven't really been on many forums, and calling someone a child for wanting to be organized is actually more like an oxymoron.

    The purpose of a forum is the easy sharing flow of information, and, with cluttered boards with virtually the same info in every other thread, thats not easy sharing of information. Now is it? So keep name-calling, and when you finally come out of your parents basement and join the rest of the world, who doesn't really want or have time to sift through countless duplicate threads, let me know.
     
  9. andross77

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    Ironic that you make look down upon name-calling and then say "you finally come out of your parents basement and join the rest of the world." Who is being the child now?

    The sailor moon comment was HILARIOUS and you are just an angry/pissy person. If people want to ask the same question 23541734095723094702 times, guess what? This is the internet and at least for me i'm in America. That means freedom to be ignorant or annoying or stupid. If you don't want to run into annoying or thick-headed people, step away from the keyboard and never come back.

    I think you can rent sailor moon videos from blockbuster....:D
     
  10. DroidJnkie

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    What I don't understand is how it's more efficient for someone to do the search themselves, cut and paste the links, and post them to their reply.

    People get so pissed about repeat topics because it supposedly cuts down on efficiency of the forum.

    It's MUCH more efficient to either ignore the post (don't even go into it!!), or to simply reply with an intelligent answer.

    Sometimes it's much easier to read intelligent replies on a repeat thread than to wade through 15 pages of responses on the original thread before you get to the answer you want.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Fadelight

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    Or maybe instead of being so negative about my post or assume I am flaming or acting childish, you should realize one inevitable fact... the links I've posted contain SEVERAL answers to his questions, and I feel it would be beneficial for him to read through them for himself and see if there is something he likes rather than picking apart what I feel is worth while or a good answer. It might not even be close to what he wants.

    If you posted a thread saying "whats the best app?" and giving nothing else, would you want people to give you one or two answers for what they think is the best, or would you rather have a link to a page with literally hundreds of apps to scan through and see what you can find yourself?


    On second thought, don't answer that. I just realized by your response to my first post that you are the lazy type who would make the post, then flame people for not knowing what specific app you were looking for when you posted.
     
  12. ttaylor0024

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    thanks for the links. I will look over them. mods, you can lock this now.fade, thanks for the info.
     
  13. Fadelight

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    No worries mate. Enjoy the reading... there is a lot there.
     
  14. DroidJnkie

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    What the fudge, man? I never flame anyone. If you actually paid attention to my post, you will see that I did not even call you a name, let alone "lazy".

    But hey, excellent example you're setting for the kids.

    Excellent. Example.
     
  15. IOWA

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    So let me get this straight, your proud of being ignorant, annoying and stupid? Some people. Really.
     
  16. Fadelight

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    Ugh. :eek:

    I just PMed you.
     
  17. davenj80

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    This is why I don't post too much because there is a lot of geeks behind these monitors that talk a lot of S&%T and think they know it all. We are obvious here to get answers and help each other out. THAT IS WHAT FORUMS ARE FOR....
     
  18. DroidJnkie

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    Well, a big part of the reason these forums are 99.9% helpful and an excellent source of information and ideas is because of the long-term and heavy posters like Fadelight, Messenger13, GrandMasterB, etc.

    They might get a bit irritated by the repeat posts, but they know what they're doing and they know what works. So forgive the little blips. Nobody's perfect.

    ;)
     
  19. IOWA

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    +1! Well said. Repeat posts make it harder to find relevant info.
     
  20. mrdeadhead

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    this seems like a mature thread.
     
  21. tangomango

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    *you're.

    sorry couldn't resist =P
     
  22. ccousinsjr

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    Stop feedin' the friggin' trolls!
     
  23. IOWA

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    OH SNAP It's the...

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  24. johnlgalt

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    And there's something wrong with using correct grammar?
     
  25. Fabolous

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    Absolutely not, especially when you're correcting someone else's condescending remark.

    Anyways, on topic. A basic rule of rooting is:

    "If you are asking if you should root, you don't need to root"
     

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