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Rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by meke77, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. meke77

    meke77 New Member

    Oct 27, 2010
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    What is the point & purpose of rooting your phone? Curious & wondering if I'm supposed to. I hear a lot of rooting talk here LOL. I was wondering if it has to do with the memory or speed of a phone? If so, tell me how so I can stop deleting old & sometimes paid for apps. HTC hero

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  2. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    please see the link in my signature.
     
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  4. billcosby41

    billcosby41 New Member

    Sep 5, 2011
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    Ok so I am on T-Mobile MyTouch 4g, running Android 2.2.1. If I use VISIONary or z4root for a temporary root and reboot, will I lose ONLY the root, or everything like a factory reset? Thank you I help you can answer. Reply if you need any more info.
     
  5. billcosby41

    billcosby41 New Member

    Sep 5, 2011
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    Bump please someone help :(
     
  6. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    You will lose only the root, your device will not be wiped.
     
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  7. billcosby41

    billcosby41 New Member

    Sep 5, 2011
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    Ok thank you! So if i reboot, my phone will be the exact way before it was rooted? Like if I mess up something, could I just restart and it would be fixed? Thanks I'm new to rooting.
     
  8. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Yes, you will just lose the temp root.
     
  9. billcosby41

    billcosby41 New Member

    Sep 5, 2011
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    Thank you :D
     
  10. BikerBoy

    BikerBoy New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Is it safer to temp root than permenant ? " bricking the device wise " ?
    If the phone bricks can you claim a replacement phone from the wireless company or the manufacturer or will they figure it up ?
     
  11. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    from my experience perm root has been around longer, also I have never seen the point of temp root.

    If hypothetically your phone bricks don't take it back to the store, claim it as a lost phone and you'll get a replacement but its just like everything else the more you do it the more the suspicion.

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  12. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    I dont think its safer one way or another, although I will say if you use a 1 click root method for your phone its really really hard to brick the device if you followed all the instructions leading up to the app you are supposed to use.
     
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  13. BikerBoy

    BikerBoy New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Ok Would you guys be kind enough to point me into the direction of how to root my Samsung Charge ? i tried to recap battery and i couldn't enter recovery mood, so advices please
     
  14. n99hockey

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  15. BikerBoy

    BikerBoy New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    See this is what scares me when doing an android root, I jail break unlocked all my iphone , if something happened you can always fix it when it comes to iphone , never ran into bricking one, but now whenever i read about rooting , there comes the " there is a chance to brick your phone " how hard is it to root? how many people did brick their phone ? what is it that you do and end up with bricked phone ?
     
  16. BikerBoy

    BikerBoy New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    i tried the link and while trying to set adb , and in cmd when i type adb i get an error :D
    any other idea ?
     
  17. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Did you follow the instructions to get to ADB?
     
  18. BikerBoy

    BikerBoy New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    yes i did
     
  19. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    The ADB metion is kind of tricky, I would keep my and your eyes open for a 1-click root method, shouldnt be to far behind.
     
  20. BikerBoy

    BikerBoy New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    So I shouldn't root it yet?

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  21. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    What firmware version do you have on your phone?
     

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