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    Rooted and Overclocked?

    Let me preface by saying I used the search feature under FAQ's and got no returns.

    I keep seeing some neat features on some threads here and a lot them refer to "rooted" and/or "overclocked."

    Can someone explain that to me? I'm not IT guy, but I'm pretty techincally proficient so I think I can probably understand a good explanation.
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...-easy-way.html

    hope it help any more ?s ill try to find some more links for you
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    Are you serious?
    Yes. I am. This is my first smart phone so the learning curve will be steep for me.

    Thanks for your help though, I really appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Kitten Feet View Post
    Let me preface by saying I used the search feature under FAQ's and got no returns.

    I keep seeing some neat features on some threads here and a lot them refer to "rooted" and/or "overclocked."

    Can someone explain that to me? I'm not IT guy, but I'm pretty techincally proficient so I think I can probably understand a good explanation.
    First off welcome to the forums... good to have you here!! Secondly, the easiest way to explain what root is would be by saying "It is to give you Full access to Everything on your phone which gives you the capabilities to change anything you want to change" and as for Overclocking "that is cranking up the cpu to run at maximum speeds" which in turn speeds up the phone... Just to put it into lamens terms for you!!

    Edit: it looks like pilot has you hooked up with the good information already.. ur in good hands it seems!!
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    Pilot and Droider, thanks. Watching the videos right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Kitten Feet View Post
    Are you serious?
    Yes. I am. This is my first smart phone so the learning curve will be steep for me.

    Thanks for your help though, I really appreciate it.
    sorry - I didnt mean to come off as a smart @$$
    Just when you said you searched already, I thought you were kidding because almost every post on this site is about rooting, so there is a wealth of info available from doing a search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatootie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Kitten Feet View Post
    Are you serious?
    Yes. I am. This is my first smart phone so the learning curve will be steep for me.

    Thanks for your help though, I really appreciate it.
    sorry - I didnt mean to come off as a smart @$$
    Just when you said you searched already, I thought you were kidding because almost every post on this site is about rooting, so there is a wealth of info available from doing a search.
    yeah, i read that as harsh too.. things can be taken the wrong way when you aren't sitting face to face, it seems

    as a side note.. overclocking is not possible without first being rooted.

    i saw a good explanation of "root" in the second post of this thread by r-dubya:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...ut-rooted.html
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    tattooie, no problem. Yeah I went to the FAQ section typed "root" in the search field and nothing came up. Temporary glitch maybe?

    Anyway, those videos helped. Still not exactly sure what the overall benefit would for me except that I'd be able to do more cool stuff on it. But I'm really getting this as more of a tool than a toy. But hey, if it can do both, why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Kitten Feet View Post
    tattooie, no problem. Yeah I went to the FAQ section typed "root" in the search field and nothing came up. Temporary glitch maybe?

    Anyway, those videos helped. Still not exactly sure what the overall benefit would for me except that I'd be able to do more cool stuff on it. But I'm really getting this as more of a tool than a toy. But hey, if it can do both, why not?
    To be honest with you rooting is has a good/bad and i will list it from what i have experienced.
    1) + root access allow you to install roms -it can cause your phone to lock up requiring battery pulls and you will not get the ota updates sent by vzw

    2) + overclock (speed up processor) allow your phone and internet to work faster. - must monitor temperature so to not burn up phone and burns battery

    3) multitouch browser
    4) + live wall papers - drains battery quicker
    5) + more home screens, but you can get that with home replacement apps from the market

    6) + wifi tethering - ?s about how much you can tether with out vzw finding out and charging you for it

    7) + custom themes
    8) must unroot before taking back to vzw before service because it voids warranty.
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