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I am very curious about rooting..

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Xsie, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0

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    What is a rooted phone?
    Why does one root their phone?
    And how difficult is it to root a phone?
    Is it worth it??

    TIA-Chrissie

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  2. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    1. Root basically gives you full control of your entire phone, system files, and ability to change ROMs and alternate Recovery's

    2. Depends on what phone you have

    3. Depends on what phone you have

    4. Its up to the end user, some say yes and some say no. I think it is, to make the phone do what I want it to do and have what I want to have on it.

    We have a few threads on rooting, why would you want to root?
     
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  4. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    I have an HTC Inspire.. & have been seeing the word "root" used alot here n in other forums... I'll see if I can find those threads.... & thx!

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  5. iP5

    iP5
    Bronze

    Oct 23, 2010
    15
    I pretty much have the same phone.

    I'll post a link to a root guide later, or you can check the forums on XDA.

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  6. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    XDA?

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  7. iP5

    iP5
    Bronze

    Oct 23, 2010
    15
    Look at the section, "Guides | Rooting"
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=970824
    There's two methods; attn1 & bubby323. Not sure which is better, if any.

    Technically you can just root a device and deal with other options later but since the particular guides above are comprehensive I'll not go into the details at this point.

    The choices above gets you to; root/unlock/s-off/custom recovery/a basic Android 2.3.x ROM from which to continue with till you're ready to explore custom ROMs. This all happens in one session and is generally what is considered/referred to as "root".

    There's one other option not covered above; eng s-off. It's a separate option, most people if ever look for it after sometime having played with root. You can ask me about it later.

    Seems like a lot. Takes a little bit of reading. It's actually just one night of details and then you're free.

    I've other info for you if/after you've taken the red pill. As is I already fear you may feel inundated.

    I think at this point what you need to know is that following this operation opens your phone to using custom ROMs.
    A cROM is a complete package assembled by the community with; features, GUI, cpu performance boosts, battery performance boosts, OS updates before official OTA's, sideloading, etc.

    Have you ever had an iPhone? jailbroken?
     
  8. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    I've had an Iphone, briefly -but no on the jailbroken.
    I just got in from work & I work tomorrow, but I will definitely be checking the link out. Might give it a go on Monday!
    Thanks! :))

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  9. Weapondrift

    Gold

    Feb 1, 2008
    20
    you can also click on my signature for information on rooting.
     
  10. iP5

    iP5
    Bronze

    Oct 23, 2010
    15
    So, Xsie, take the red pill yet?

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  11. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    Nooooo... Lol, not had the time! LOL

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