Root (in a nutshell) gives you administrative access to your phone. not really anything by itself. Its just the apps that u can use that take advantage of it.
Nothing will really look any different on your phone after you root. its simple to do if u do Option A
sorry for pushing it its just fun to do :) and the fact that im procrastinating studying so im on here haha
Oh I was expecting drastic change.Haha no problem I am excited about doing it just very afraid really because it seems so esoteric and web browsing is almost all I am good for with a computer.
theres a lot of users on here who root - u get to join the dark side :icon_eek:
I am excited!I can not wait to show my brother and dad the beauty of rooting.I have been begging them for weeks to let me practice on their original moto droid but neither are in to anything that does not involve sweaty men and balls so they tell me to take my nerd babble elsewhere.
i feel like im in that same boat as you lmao
Originally Posted by Kendroid24
since were already in depth, may i suggest a few more rooted apps
drocap2 - take screenshots
ad free - block all ads
Wireless tether for root users - free tethering (theres also wired for desktops)
busybox - add linux commands
Titanium backup - also freeze apps that you dont want (system apps that VZW puts on there that you cant uninstall without root)
theres many others but thats just what i have on my DX
It sucks,and I do not know anyone that knows anything about rooting or hacking for that matter.Will I need bootstrap?I keep seeing that everywhere.Awesome all of those will be useful.
haha thats what the forum is for - there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here
and yes, for the D2, because the bootloader is still locked, you need the bootstrap.
just take the apk from here
My Brain Hurts
copy to sdcard and install using a file manager (after ur rooted, of course)
then choose the first option to flash the recovery and the second option to boot into it.
I am glad I stumbled upon this.Okay,should I keep my backup on my comp just in case?How difficult will it be for me to save my phone after I get too cocky and mess it up?
i would have mentioned it after u rooted :)
yes u can take nandroid backups off ur sdcard and onto ur computer. IF something really goes wrong, u can flash the sbf to get back to stock, reroot, and restore ur backup.
or if you can boot into recovery when having a problem, you can just wipe and restore a backup
Is rooting and adding roms and themes pretty much fool proof?I feel so stupid for not knowing all this.Will I need to download nandroid?