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  1. Droid Newbie
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    hacking new droid

    hey everyone im new to hacking , and im def not a computer wiz.
    i have already downloaded the OTA update and just today learned of how i can mod my phone,
    i want to no if this is possible with the new update or not
    if so what do i need to do to hack ive looked at the videos and on the forum but am having a hard time finding a place with reliable links for me to get the necessary downloads for my pc
    please help
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    No. Rooting with stock 2.1 is not possible. You'll have to get a 2.1 ROM if you want it.
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    im sorry im new to this what exactly does that mean, and what would that entail?
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    You are going to need to go back to a state where your phone was rootable, meaning you are going to have to http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...using-sbf.html <-- do that. Then follow one of the many guides on how to root your phone http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...ation-etc.html <-- like that one. There are many other guides though out there, video, more with pictures...etc
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    ok thank you very much, now when i do this am i going to loose contacts and pics and vids and such?
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    Contacts, no they are tied to your Google account, pics and vids yes if they are not saved to your SD card, so back them up first.
    May the light of the Keywork guide you.
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    One tip that alot for get...Read and Reread the tutorial over, familiarize yourself with the terms used in it, and most importantly download ALL the files needed FIRST..

    Happy hacking, and don't forget to use the handy yet tedious search first
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    when it talks about nandroid back ups is that like a o crap i screwed up type back up?
    and what r the chances of me bricking my phone?
    and how do i get all the downloads on my pc where do i find them
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    Sir, you need to read the FAQs, the tutorials, and the links already posted. Your questions are answered there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5676 View Post
    when it talks about nandroid back ups is that like a o crap i screwed up type back up?
    and what r the chances of me bricking my phone?
    and how do i get all the downloads on my pc where do i find them
    Ok, I will answer because youre new, but TIP:: Forums = SEARCH FIRST lol

    Nandroid Backup = Entire phone (/system, /data, etc) backed up to your sdcard. Very handy recovery tool if you screw something up

    Chances = .001% chance bricking during flash of SBF to 2.0.1 **Note: Have not seen a case of this, but it IS theoretically possible, as you are flashing (overwriting) the radio of the phone. This will only fail if DURING the flash of the radio portion something happens to your phone, computer, electricity, USB cord, etc. If you get past the SBF flash, you will not "brick" it per se, but you might run into bootloops, or frozen M logo, etc. These are recoverable!!!!

    The downloads to root? Theres only one, its the update.zip that should be in the tutorial posted earlier. after that, you will need a recovery image, which should be in the tutorial. Once you have those two, all you need is whatever you want (Ex: custom roms, apps, removing of /system apps, theming, etc.)

    This should answer your questions. If you have anymore, search forums first, or shoot me a PM. I'll answer quickly, I'm a Droid hack junky lol
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