Brand new Thunderbolt. I wan to root, please help!!!

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by srbecker, May 21, 2011.

  1. srbecker

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    Ok, so thi may not be in the right section, but I have been reading forums for 3 days now on rooting, roms, kenels and the like. I understand how to root and what it does, I have adb, and I am currenty ready to root. I have a few questions thought that have not been answered directly in other forums so I was hoping someone here could help me out.

    1. Can I use stock ROM, and the stock kernel once I root and still see noticable gains in battery life if I use set CPU?

    2. I am considering flashing Das Bamf or Das Bamf Remix, but there seems to be so many versions and talk about a new radio, How do I know what I need and what will work?

    3. What are the advantages of running aftermarket kernels and how do I know which to choose that will work with my phone?

    4. I believe phone data is erased when rooting, but does flashing a ROM also erase phone data?

    5. When the phone data is erased, does that mean its basically like a factory reset in which all apps, settings, contacts and so on are like the phone was just taken out of the box?

    I apologize for the newbie questions, but I just want to make sure of everything before hand so I dont screw myself over. Any help is greatly appreciated as I do plan on rooting this evening but I would want to root and flash the new rom all at the same time so I dont have to set up my device twice.
     
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    I just wanted to thank everyone for thier help and advice. I went through the root last night, turned out great. Now I am looking for a kernel to flash, not sure what to look for so I could use some help if anyone has the time.

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    Should ask them to move your thread to thunderbolt section might get a answer maybe no one really checks here that has a thunderbolt :X
     
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    Because this forum is for the Droid line of phones (Droid, Droid X, etc).