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Wanting to root. I have 2.2. Any reason to OTA to 2.3.3 vs. root at 2.2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GotoDengo, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. GotoDengo

    GotoDengo Newbie
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    I wanted to have a couple months with the phone in native state before rooting, to have a baseline or whatever to compare mods to.

    Just noticed Gingerbread is rooted since I was here last. I'm at 2.2 still. Are there any pros/cons to rooting at 2.2 vs. 2.3?


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  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    I'd just use unrevoked as per the Rooting for Dummies guide (matlock). That's the one you want.

    Though, if you do upgrade, you'll probably get a radio upgrade. You can upgrade radios rooted, but it carries a slight risk of bricking your phone (say battery dies during the process.) It's nothing to really worry about, just read up on it first.

    I'd read the whole first few pages of the rooting for dummies guide. Great info there. If you do upgrade, check out the GB version of guide by ocnbreez. Top quality there too.
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  3. speedygonzo

    speedygonzo Member

    just stay with 2.2 and root with unrevoked its way easier than revolutionary
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  4. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Yeah it didn't really matter but I would just root from 2.2.
  5. GotoDengo

    GotoDengo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I'll stick with unrevoked.
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    If you do choose to update first I followed the GB guide without ever having rooted before and had no problems at all.
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