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Thread: Looking to Root and Need Help!

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    Looking to Root and Need Help!

    I Got my D1 the day it came out and did not find out about Rooting till recently and am lookin for the most up to date guide on how to root from 2.1 stock to 2.2 and the best rom to do it with and the best kernal and how to change that as well

    The help is much appreciated
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    I have a link in my signature that is a great step-by-step guide to rooting. It is pretty self explanatory.

    As for ROMs and kernels, they are kind of a personal choice and everyone has their favorites. I would suggest you go into the hacks section and read the various developers threads. There you will find information on the different ROMs. Once you have chosen a ROM then read to see what kernels the developer recommends. Not all kernels work with every ROM.

    Hope this helps.
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    about to try i will let you know
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    For a ROM, I suggest starting with CyanogenMod, they are simple but fast. If you wanna start with features, CyanogenMod has features, but my personal favorite are Ultimate Droid and Kangerade roms. They are fast and have nice add-ons. I personally think UD has the most features though.
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    almost positive i am rooted
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    but can't tell if i am or not how do i tell if i am rooted
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    A good way to tell is to o nto the app drawer, and see if you have Superuser app. If so, you're rooted. You can go to the custom roms section, most roms are downloadable there, and have instructions. Mainly you will ggo into recovery mode (powr on and hold x) and flash it.
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    Do i leave the update.zip file compressed or do i unzip it
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    I'm not clear on what step you are at but I'm guessing you want to install a rom. If you are positive that you have successfully rooted your phone (super user app w/Ninja icon) or use a terminal emulator and enter the $ sign will switch to # if you are rooted.

    If you are rooted and want to install a rom download the rom, rename the file you just downloaded to "update.zip" (make sure there is only one ".zip" extension), mount your phone, open, the phone/sd card on your computer desk top, create a folder named nandroid (if you have not done so), copy the update.zip to the root of your SD card, boot into SPRrecovery, make a advanced nandroid backup, wipe data and cache 3 times, select allow install, install (dec) reboot.

    If you have any questions get answers before you proceed.

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    do i wipe cache partition????
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