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Thread: Should I root my phone?

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    Should I root my phone?

    I just recently got another droid(old one fell in toilet was in disabled) and now this one has 2.1 as stock. The only thing I would want the root for is mainly the extra speed with SetCPU and the glass theme.
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    Not trying to be a prick but, if you understand what rooting is, what it's pros and cons are, and still need to ask the question "should I root?" The correct response is probably no. If you wanted to do it already, if you saw enough benefit you probably would have rooted already. You shouldn't need that extra shove to push you into doing something you don't want to do. We aren't salesmen (well some of us probably are), we aren't really here to assist you with life decisions.
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    I have to agree with cupfulloflol. As he stated, you already know the pros, cons and benefits you'll get out of rooting. So it's not a matter of anyone trying to convince you, because you already have the information needed to make a choice. Unless you are secretly wanting someone to talk you out of it.

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    +1 to what they said. all you have to lose is a little bit of your time and thats it.
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    Ah, I guess I will root then. It just seems hard rooting 2.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentAlexander View Post
    Ah, I guess I will root then. It just seems hard rooting 2.1.
    Along the lines of some other threads I've sen today, use the search function. It is not hard. You just need to read up and follow the great instructions that these developers post. Read, understand, then do. Read the stickys too. So many people have done this and posted about their success. All you have to do is educate yourself. If you are not willing to do that, then do not root.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentAlexander View Post
    Ah, I guess I will root then. It just seems hard rooting 2.1.
    use the first 2 guides in my signature to root your phone. use the second one first to bring it back to 2.01, and then the first guide to root your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEndingXsin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AgentAlexander View Post
    Ah, I guess I will root then. It just seems hard rooting 2.1.
    use the first 2 guides in my signature to root your phone. use the second one first to bring it back to 2.01, and then the first guide to root your phone.
    Good use of a signature! And it made me just read my first ABS guide. +2 to Flomaster for the red numbering sequencing!

    Getting to an overclocked rom takes a little longer than before when folks were on 2.01, but the process really isn't that difficult to get back to 2.01. Read, understand, take things one group of steps at a time, and ask after doing the above if you still have questions. The path has been taken by many before you. They'll help if you get stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEndingXsin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AgentAlexander View Post
    Ah, I guess I will root then. It just seems hard rooting 2.1.
    use the first 2 guides in my signature to root your phone. use the second one first to bring it back to 2.01, and then the first guide to root your phone.
    Good use of a signature! And it made me just read my first ABS guide. +2 to Flomaster for the red numbering sequencing!

    Getting to an overclocked rom takes a little longer than before when folks were on 2.01, but the process really isn't that difficult to get back to 2.01. Read, understand, take things one group of steps at a time, and ask after doing the above if you still have questions. The path has been taken by many before you. They'll help if you get stuck.
    Thanks, i figured it would be nice to have a little bit of help guides in my sig
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    As far as I understand, you can't really "root" 2.1 yet. You can revert to 2.0.1 and root, or go back to 2.0.1 and root and then add functionality to emulate 2.1, but there is not a method to actually root 2.1. Am I correct? You need to decide if you want 2.1 or root access more?
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