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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmorisey, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. jmorisey

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    Why have you been waiting for ROOT? Is it just for the shear POWER and FREEDOM, or do you have plans to take your phone where no phone has gone before?

    Right now, the only (well, the big) reason I want ROOT is to get Handsfree BT Voice Dialing.

    Tell me your thoughts - This could be both an interesting and educational thread!

    Thanks,
    Jon
     

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    i honestly don't see the purpose in rooting, for myself at least
     
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    Wireless tether so we can use my wife's ipad on vacation. Streaming netflix movies while on a road trip should be pretty sweet.
     
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    I would "almost" agree with you on this... unless I find some good reasons here - thats why I started this thread.

    I come from a WM phone where EVERYTHING was locked down, I don't seem to see that with the Android - yet.

    I just don't know if I want to wait as long as it's going to take HTC & Verizon to give me my Handsfree Voice Dial - boy do I miss that!!!
     
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    The one main reason I want root is to have no 'Sense' and to have the HTC keyboard installed on stock Froyo. I love this phone to death, but I'd prefer to have a stock phone rather than this counterpart. I wish it was as easy to turn 'Sense' off on here as it is on the EVO.
     
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    I want just stock Android. 2.2 would be nice, but if not yet, that's ok too. Stock 2.1 will work for me.
     
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    Get Android updates faster and to get rid of CityID... though I'm still on the fence on this. Not sure if I want to root.
     
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    I want 720p recording and the LED flashlight. I used the flash light on my old Omnia almost weekly. It proved to be very helpful. I mainly want the 720p to shut up my stupid Apple fanboy friends who no matter what the product is will buy it because it is apple. Showing them that my DI can do just about everything the new iphone 4 can do minus the walled garden would be great. They are in a state of denial that there are better products in the world besides Apple products.
     
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    Try out some delicious Froyo, with side of Overclocking.
     
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    I want to spoof my mac address so I can do some pen testing through my phone.
     
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    Cyanogen mod and the dark edge theme.
     
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    One word: SetCPU. Actually, I'm already rooted and I've loaded it. I've seen a SIGNIFICANT (and boy do I mean significant) increase in battery life so far.
     
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    Could you elaborate on your battery gain?
     
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    I think I would do it if there was a noticeable battery gain. I don't see why/how it would help your battery life though.

    Considering the incredible is my first smartphone, I have no reason to root. I don't understand why you would want to get rid of sense. heck, I really don't even know what sense is. I just know my phone has it.
     
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    I waited and waited and waited for a nexus one on verizon. Did I get it? After root, a little waiting, and some custom roms, I will have my nexus one on verizon.

    Sent from my HTC Drooooiiiid Incredible.
     
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    Yes please elaborate .... I'm guessing you down-clocked the CPU, but what to and what was your battery life?
     
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    Is there a reason to down clock the cpu? It was my understanding that the incredible down clocked the cpu on its own based on current need. As in, its not always running 1ghz... Dont you change the clock speed to raise it above the upper limit?
     
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    720p...wireless tethering...and froyo goodness, and maybe vanilla android. Of course, if it's reversable, doubt it though. :(
     
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    I am new to trying to hack phones..
    Why would I want to root my phone? I don't have any problems with it now.
     
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    because i can! and i do!
     
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    If I had a nickel for every time that was asked, I'd have 10 Incredibles.

    Search :)
     
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    I have merged this one with the "Why do you want to root" thread right underneath it. Please check the forums to make sure you're question isn't already being asked, thanks.
     
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    I want Froyo!!
     
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    BT Voice dialing + proper BT 2.1 interface support are going to be great. If that means ditching Sense I have no problem with that. Having a rooted device also means Verizon can't lock out features they don't want you to have (Tethering for one)

     
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    I'd like to be able to do a FULL backup of the phone (and ditch city id)
     

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