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Unbranding & Rooting

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by lugoil, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. lugoil

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    Hi All!
    Complete noob here so please forgive my ignorance on this subject. Ive searched the forums which has kinda led to more confusion, apologies....

    Ive a HTC Desire which is on the Virgin network (T-Mobile).

    Q1 - If I debrand, will I then be able to update to Android 2.2?

    Q2 - Ive requested an unlock code from Virgin, will this help?

    Q3 - Im confused between debranding and rooting, can someone explain the difference and do I have to do both to update to 2.2?

    Many thanks in advance...

    Steve
     

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes it may be required.
    3. Debranding simply removes any stuff that your network may of put on your phone and replaces it with a generic rom.Rooting is like hacking your phone and gives you access to the core files on your phones memory.No you only have to debrand.
     
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