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Rooting?

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

  1. dynamic

    dynamic New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
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    How do I root my phone I have a new model I wana make sure I do things right can u help me and what does (brick ur phone) mean?

    Sent from my SPH-M930BST using Everything Android
     
  2. AndroTech

    AndroTech New Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    0
    When you "brick" a phone it means that it has been rendered inoperable and basically turns into a brick. This usually happens when trying to update the firmware or BIOS of the device, when "jail-breaking", installing new cell-phone ROMs, etc. From the sound of your post I don't recommend that you root your phone, or you may learn first hand what it mens to brick your phone. I would get some more experience with the phone first before playing around with its innards. Rooting isn't for everyone. It's not something to be taken lightly, especially since you have a new model.
     
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  4. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Actually rooting has become quite easy. There are a ton of 1-click methods available that make it damn near impossible to brick. And most devices that are 'bricks' can be brought back to life with a little work.

    As long as you know the OS Version, and a few other items about your phone you can easily do this.
     
  5. UWTELECOM

    UWTELECOM New Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    0
    I would truly recommend you to go to the Android Forums for the XDA developers, just to make sure you received the best adviced and guidance possible ;)
     
  6. Dokar

    Dokar New Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    0
    Temporary or shell root work until you reboot the device. Its not affect settings. But the problem is this app now not work. Its lastly updated 2010.
     
  7. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Then you didn't do your research, because rooting your phone VOIDS your warranty.
     
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  8. sherri

    Gold

    Jun 29, 2007
    41
    Which phone? There are literally 100's of forums, threads and directions on this. All say that rooting voids warranty. However, in almost any case, the phone can be recovered. Try XDA Forums or Rootz Wiki....

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. hi! i hope someone could help me. i have my sony ericsson xperia x10i and i want a screenshot application. whenever i download a free one, it requires me to root the phone. i really don't have any idea about rooting. can someone help me? thanks in advance!
     
  10. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    There are a few free screenshot applications that do not require rooting, but not many. You just have to do a better job reading the descriptions before downloading and trying to install. This no-root screenshot app seems to be rated pretty well, but it does cost $5.

    If you want to root just because you don't want to pay $3 - $5 for a screenshot app I am not sure you should. Rooting is not terribly difficult, but please note that it does void your phone's warranty.

    Read through the various posts in this Android Rooting and Custom Rom Forum as there are many great posts about what rooting is, what it does as well as tips.
     

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