Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by John58543, May 21, 2011.
Just wondering who has used Gingerbreak already...
waiting for a few more brave souls before i do it. trying to hold off for at least the weekend.
Just picked mine up and rooted tonight. Ginger Break worked perfectly and was able to use tethering. No hiccups at all.
Rooted last night without any problems. Now I am waiting to see if anyone has any luck flashing recoveries from another phone or if there is an X2 update coming to ROM Manager.
Gingerbreak worked flawlessly here. I installed Titanium Backup to freeze some apps and move some others from my old phone. What else are you guys doing with root so far?
rooted. process was quick and easy. installed wifi tether and froze some bloat.
Ok,how hard is it to unroot?
I rooted and deleted some apps.
Just the ones on my app list that I would never use, like the social media stuff, blockbuster, amazon mp3, the IM app, and stuff like that.
So far no issues with deleting VS freezing.
I have run StabilityTest v1.5 for over an hour and a half without any issues so I'm not worried about deleting VS freezing for the ones I got rid of.
Just to chime in, im rooted, gingerbreak worked flawlessly. Also wireless tethering works no issue.
Pardon the ignorance but, what is the difference between gingerbreak and gingerbread?
GINGERBREAD is an updated version or firmware of the Android operating system. Kinda like the different versions of Windows (95, ME, XP, VISTA, 7)
GINGERBREAK is an exploit method/application that will give you root access, allowing you to change/alter some of the properties of the firmware, making it more customizeable for the user.
Is it necessary to backup your sd card? Ive never lost anything on the sd card from rooting,sbfing or doing a factory reset. Also whats with the APN settings? Do you need to reactivate the phone after getting root or write down some settings anf reinstall after? Sorry for the questions,but I figured its better to ask now than be stuck with a brick and no SBF.
none of those things are necessary.
I didn't back up anything at all when I rooted and my phone was still good to go after it was done.
No re-activation needed.
Rooted and surprised of three things:
1. Wifi tether actually is faster with data than the Incredible. I figured the bottleneck was the actual 3G connection, but this is faster. 3G is still an obvious bottleneck, but seems the Incredible added another.
2. Wifi tether normally runs very warm, but the DX2 is cooler than the Inc.
3. More stable connection. The Incredible would lose connection a few times during a session, but not seeming so yet with the DX2.
Did rooting fix any of the problems you'd been having with the dx2 so far?
No, but minimizing Flash use fixed most lag and all heat issues. The Incredible does not get over 110 degrees running Flash and the Netlix & Youtube apps do not either. Flash appears to NOT like the DX2, but since the gTablet works fine with Flash 10.3 and also is Froyo, seems a DX2 firmware issue.
Dx2 worked flawlessly with gingerbreak...
Despite never rooting my OG Droid in the 18 months I had it, I rooted my DX2 almost immediately after getting it. I bought it at the VZW store, drove 5min, walked in my door, and rooted it. I hadn't even sent a text or made a call yet. Used GingerBreak, then froze the bloat.
Im thinking of rooting my dx2 as well...and dont know much on how or what to do...so what are the possibilites of messing up the phone (bricking?) Also anyone with luck on a unroot?
Just use GingerBreak and you'll be fine.
I'm rooted via Gingerbreak as of yesterday, but that's as far as I've gotten. Still waiting on some custom ROMs and such though.
Regardless, this phone is doing great so far stock so I'm not hurting.
What are they talking about it wiping my APN and cache? Am I going to have to re-activate the phone after running Gingerbreak?
Another thing before im convinced...what are the advantages of rooting it? I know downloading third party apps and what not....im a newb lol dont mind me
Rooting allows you to use apps like Titanium Backup, this will back up your app and user data. It also allows access to your System files through apps like Root Explorer, so you can rename/delete system files (remove bloat).
Lastly, not sure if Clockwork Mod Recovery is available for the DX2 yet, but if it is, then a full backup and recovery is possible.