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Root What is Rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by robot phone, May 16, 2010.

  1. robot phone

    robot phone Active Member
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    Hi,

    Could someone please explain to a complete newby what rooting is and how one does it? Sorry if you've done this a million times already. I couldn't find it. Way too new at this.
     

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  2. dreze88

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  3. robot phone

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    Hmm, as for "messing it up really bad," I'm praying I haven't already done that. I'm updated to 2.1 and it keeps crashing on me. Taking out the battery doesn't help. It just does it again as soon as the start-up is complete. Once I get that and the rest of the marvin shell figured out, I plan to root. Thanks.
     
  4. numus

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    You can't mess up your phone really bad (in the sense that it isnt a simple reflash to fix it) unless you are using the Updater program to overwrite the PBL and SBL... That is the only time that you can seriously screw your phone
     
  5. robot phone

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    Good to know. Does rooting erace stuff like the eyes-free aps?
     
  6. numus

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    Rooting doesn't do anything to the phone other then allow you complete access to all the files...
     
  7. robot phone

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    Cool! One of these days I'll be brave enough to do this. lol
     

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