A question about rooting

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  1. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

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    Well i'm new to the whole actual smart phone game and I have a seriously idiotic question what is rooting. I switched from a LG rumor when I went to Verizon. So, it's a epicly far jump. So be gentle please. :D
     
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    Root access on your phone is like administrator access on a pc. You can manipulate all files & add/delete things that a "user" can't.

    Sent from my DROID X in Western Illinois
     
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    Makes sense. Is it worth doing?

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    All depends on what you want from your phone. I am rooted, have installed liberty rom, have no bloatware on my phone, have patched the 3g hotspot app, add the no throttle hack, etc. It can oe rather addicting, but a lot of fun.

    Sent from my DROID X in Western Illinois
     
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    Sounds awesome. What are the chances of messing the phone
    EDIT: What's the best way to do this or a good simple guide?
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    Appreciate you asking. I'm new to this as well and didn't know either.
     
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    Another question. (I'm full of them :D) Does rooting actually Void your warranty?
     
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    Yes, rooting does void your warranty. However, you can unroot again should you ever need to go back to stock.
     
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    Could Verizon tell if you rooted it or not?
     
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    Only if you tell them.

    DroidForums Junkie!!
     
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    Alright. Thanks for the speedy answers by the way and the lack of being flamed :p. My last question( I think) Does anyone have a link(s) to a good guide/list of useful or cool things to put on a rooted phone or basic needs? If its in the Rooting guide that got posted call me a idiot lol. Cramped on time with prepping a superbowl party sooo not much time to do this now or to read it.

    EDIT: After a quick over at the guide Is it possible to save a backup of how my phone is right now and load it?
     
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