A question about rooting

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  1. Weeman
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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.

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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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    You cannot do full backup of your phone prior to rooting. You can do backups after you've rooted. The tutorial provided previously will show you how.
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    My computer want read my phone. Any suggestions.

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    Succesful rooting :D thanks for the help guys (gals?). Now to remove bloatware.
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    Don't delete bloatware, rename it with Root Explorer or freeze it with Titanium Backup Pro!



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    What does renaming it do?
    and I dont really have money to throw down on apps right now..
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    Renaming the apps from "com.blahblah.apk" to "com.blablah.bak" and rebooting causes the phone to not recognize the app. If you want to take an OTA update, its as simple as changing bak back to apk.



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    Is there a free app that does that once again Broke college student :(
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    Try ES File Explorer. You'll need to enable root under Options so that you can make changes to files under systems.
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