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Root What are the true benefits of 2.1?

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

  1. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member
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    Title says it all..

    Since many of us have rooted, installed Roms and have just about every app/aspect of the new 2.1 OS, what will actually be better or even is better by running 2.1? I know flash support will be 2.1-based, but haven't really heard of anything else that many of us do not already have, save maybe a truly functional 2.1 launcher...

    I do know it's not worth losing root over to even try(to me anyway), so I will most likely wait for a cooked 2.1 ROM after the official release. I'm a little leery of running a "leaked" OS. Blame that on my Blackberry days:rolleyes:
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    Pete has a 2.1 ROM based BB that I have just installed - and I still have root :p

    Only thing is that Pete has ripped out Launcher 2, so the LWPs are not really live. Gonna see about getting Launcher 2 in there and then seeing what the real hubbub is all about.

    After that, possible a metamorph to make it pretty, and then app testing (this is gonna be a long night for me0....
     
  3. taz55

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    you bring up a good point. if i am running a 2.0.1 rom will they be able to make flash work on it? or will i have to use a 2.1 rom to make that work one day.
     
  4. johnlgalt

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    Not sure on this one - depends upon how integrated into the system Flash support is - but my guess is that they would be able to rip it out of an existing 2.1 ROM that supports Flash and put it in a modified 2.0.1 ROM....
     
  5. craigrn16

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    I don't see the point in losing root for 2.1 when i already have all the features of it. Now if they bring it out with flash support I might reconsider. That's if the devs can't figure a way to port flash over
     
  6. johnlgalt

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    Lol - if 2.1 comes out it won't be long before a dev has a rooted 2.1, so you won't have to worry about losing root, unless you absolutely positively cannot live without flash (which, *I* can).
     

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