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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scoutelicious, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. scoutelicious

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    Hi

    I was hoping someone who knows what they are talking about can help me!

    Yesterday I rooted my phone. I know it was successful as I now have superuser access.

    To be honest its a miracle I managed to do it, as I literally have no idea what i'm doing. It took me around 10 hours (ha!)

    The reason I wanted to do it, is because I have been finding my HTC Wildfire S A510e infuriating on a daily basis. Constant memory problems due to the restrictions. A bit of background info: it is running on HTC Sense 2.1 and Android 2.3.5

    What I would like to do is install an up to date version of android, i'm not really sure what the HTC sense thing means (is that an operating system? I thought that's what android was...), I want my phone to be stable, I dont want there to be too much upkeep as I normally dont have internet access. I dont want to have to update and change things manually after i've sorted things out this time.

    I want good performance (in that, I want the camera to not take 20 seconds to start up, by which time my photo subject has moved). I want to be able to install things in the usual way using play store (I think this is why I need to keep on the android operating system, rather than cyanogen and all that other jazzy stuff?). I have had a thorough look on these boards, read all the definitions etc but still dont know what to do, or how. I dont know if I need to find a special kernel?

    I liked all of the features on my phone pre-root, and I had everything I needed. I just hated the memory problem.

    If anyone can shed any light on this for me it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. Rukbat

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    Nope. Memory problems due to the lack of memory in the phone.

    Which may or may not have anything to do with rooting. You can flash a ROM (install a new version of Android) on an unrooted phone.

    Sense is the user interface - how the various parts of the software are presented to you. HTC has Sense, Samsung has TouchWiz, etc. Android is the operating system.

    Then get a feature phone. It takes and makes calls, takes and makes texts. A smartphone (Android or iPhone) needs constant care, until you get it set up the way you need, limited by the phone's capabilities.

    Then you want a phone with a faster CPU and more RAM, not a different version of Android (that was probably written for a newer phone, so it'll slow yours down).

    Cyanogen is a different ROM, not a different operating system - it's still Android, and Play works just fine on it.

    And the only solution to that is either a Gingerbread ROM that uses the SD card as internal memory (and since I don't have an HTC, I don't know if anyone wrote one, but you might check at Area51 - Index ) or a phone with more memory.
     

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