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    Thinking about rooting

    Im thinking about rooting cause im tired of waiting for the update, i have searched around and there a ton of threads on rooting so i figured i would make my own.
    Ive figured out how to root. but havent done it yet, im scared of bricking my phone.
    how do i back up everything on my phone?
    do all my apps and contacts stay on my phone after rooting?
    what is busybox?
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    Apps are tied to you Google Account, you may have to reinstall them, but you will NOT have to purchase them again.

    There are many backup apps, I use MyBackup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyscraper38 View Post
    Im thinking about rooting cause im tired of waiting for the update, i have searched around and there a ton of threads on rooting so i figured i would make my own.
    Ive figured out how to root. but havent done it yet, im scared of bricking my phone.
    how do i back up everything on my phone?
    do all my apps and contacts stay on my phone after rooting?
    what is busybox?
    1) Dont know anyone yet who's completely bricked their phone. It's a pretty robust thing. There's a nuclear option called an SBF restore, that basically will do a fix-all and restore your phone to it's out-of-the-box state if something get's really borked.

    2) Titanium Backup or MyBackup Pro will backup everything, you can also use ASTRO to backup just your apps, as well as various SMS backup tools to backup your messages

    3) Nothing changes just by rooting your phone. If you flash ROMs, you may lose your apps and contacts, but rooting alone shouldnt do this. Contacts are backed up to your Google account if you have the sync setup, and apps are tracked in the market app, in case you need to get them again.

    4) Busybox is an implementation of the standard Linux/Unix commands. It allows you to navigate and function in the command line environment provided by Terminal Emulator.
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    Do it bro!
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    im probably about to do it, i have to buy the overclock app correct?
    and after looking at diffrent roms they confuse the **** out of me about installing them. lol
    and im still not getting what busybox is
    also on my backup do i back them up to online or sd card when it asks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyscraper38 View Post
    im probably about to do it, i have to buy the overclock app correct?
    and after looking at diffrent roms they confuse the **** out of me about installing them. lol
    and im still not getting what busybox is
    also on my backup do i back them up to online or sd card when it asks?
    Yes, SetCPU is a paid app. You will need to change ROMs to overclock.

    If you're not familiar with Linux and Unix and command line functionality, then Busybox wont mane any sense.

    Your choice with MyBackup
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    use DM Updater to root your phone it will root install busybox and the recovery stuff for you then install a 2.1 rom like Bugless Beast or Simply Stunning

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    Titanium Backup or MyBackup Pro when moving from 2.0.1 to 2.1 as it will restore stuff to your data folder that will just cause stuff to break
    For Android news, updates, links to roms and more check out http://www.tekhawk.com

    And for news on my future Launcher themes once I find the time to start theming them again.
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    ok, so is there an easy tutorial on installing roms, and which is the best for me?
    basically all i care about is maybe overclocking, and the smoked glass theme and more screens, pinch to zoom, and i saw someone on youtube had a diffrent gallery and swipe to change pics. but idk.
    sorry for all the questions but i dont know much about that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyscraper38 View Post
    ok, so is there an easy tutorial on installing roms, and which is the best for me?
    basically all i care about is maybe overclocking, and the smoked glass theme and more screens, pinch to zoom, and i saw someone on youtube had a diffrent gallery and swipe to change pics. but idk.
    sorry for all the questions but i dont know much about that stuff.
    I prefer

    [ROM] Bugless Beast V0.9 ESE53 (Options Gallore!)!)

    he has a glass theme setup for easy download and prefers stablity to features

    and i recommend Adamz low power kernals link is also on that page
    For Android news, updates, links to roms and more check out http://www.tekhawk.com

    And for news on my future Launcher themes once I find the time to start theming them again.
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    oh and the F.A.Q in that post should help with most questions as well as links and tips for installing here is the link right to the F.A.Q

    [FAQ] Bugless Beast 2.0.1 & 2.1[FAQ]-Bugless-Beast-2-0-1-amp-2-1

    make sure to use the wipe data option when installing if not twice to save your self head ache
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