A question about rooting

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by Weeman, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    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
     
  2. skennelly

    skennelly Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Messages:
    577
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +29
    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
     
  3. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Makes sense. Is it worth doing?

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums App
     
  4. skennelly

    skennelly Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Messages:
    577
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +29
    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
     
  5. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sounds awesome. What are the chances of messing the phone
    EDIT: What's the best way to do this or a good simple guide?
    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums App
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  6. mbaer

    mbaer New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Appreciate you asking. I'm new to this as well and didn't know either.
     
  7. tweebee

    tweebee Incredible RS Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +0
  8. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Another question. (I'm full of them :D) Does rooting actually Void your warranty?
     
  9. tweebee

    tweebee Incredible RS Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes, rooting does void your warranty. However, you can unroot again should you ever need to go back to stock.
     
  10. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Could Verizon tell if you rooted it or not?
     
  11. Droid DOES!!

    Droid DOES!! What iDoesn't Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    6,375
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +35
    Only if you tell them.

    DroidForums Junkie!!
     
  12. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    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?
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  13. tweebee

    tweebee Incredible RS Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +0
    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.
     
  14. snapper915

    snapper915 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    My computer want read my phone. Any suggestions.

    Droid Inc
     
  15. Weeman

    Weeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Succesful rooting :D thanks for the help guys (gals?). Now to remove bloatware.
     
Search tags for this page

rooting lg rumor 2