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    Hello just got a my touch 3g with android and have to say I am pretty impressed. The free apps are very cool and all the free ringtones is sweet cause I am obsessed with Transformers and there are so many. I do have one question, how do I get my name on the unlock screen where it says this phone belongs to?
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    Welcome!

    Not sure about the MyTouch question you asked, hopefully someone can chime in with the answer!
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    Welcome to the forum. I too have to pass on the my touch questions. Hopefully if we keep this thread alive someone with my touch knowledge will pop on and help out.

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    I will help keep it alive...:welcome:
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    Oh well it's no big deal really, just thought I would ask. So what is rooting?
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    Rooting is giving yourself administrative rights so you can acces areas of your phone otherwise blocked.

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    Well since mine is not a real droid I suppose I cannot do that?
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    I believe its for all android phones it just might not be available for yours yet. Don't really know. Not familiar with my touch.

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    Guess I will just need to wait then, there are quite a few things I want to delete like all the google chat crap that I will never use..
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    I'm not up to date, how long has your phone been on the market approx?

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    Im not too sure I just got the phone so its probably old now that I got it lol...
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    looks like it came out last summer.
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    I would imagine there's a root method out there then.

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    Howdy! Welcome to the Droid forums!
    Regardless of whatever many pretentious Droid owners tell you, a Droid is just an Android phone, so our phones are dang near the same as yours (with a few tweaks that the carriers/manufacturer put on).

    Did a quick google search and the XDA geniuses have rooted a mytouch 3g!
    [How-To] Root and un-root the T-Mobile myTouch 3G - xda-developers

    However you haven't said which mytouch 3g you had.
    There is huge lettering which says:
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    You can also try Visionary, available on the market.
    VISIONary - Android app on AppBrain
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    Its just the regular my touch 3g firmware 1.6, not the fender edition.
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    Well I am VERY computer Illiterate and this seems to be way too complicated for me, so if there is an easier way to do this later down the road I'll do it then. I checked these links and making a "Gold Card" and what not is bit much for me. Anybody able to break this down to "Barney Rubble" intelligence for me?
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