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Bricking?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by andymellon4, Feb 7, 2010.

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    What are the odds of bricking or breaking your phone if you root your device?


    I was thinking about rooting my droid through the sholes update on the market?
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    well if you have sprecovery i think its pretty hard
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    I'm pretty sure there are NO bricked droids on the forums to date
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    I am super paranoid it will brick....and what is sprecovery?
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    Yeah you have to screw things up pretty bad to brick your Droid....if you have SPRecovery installed. And the good thing is, Sholes app will install SPRECOVERY for you....so your good
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    so percentage wise hahahha and sorry for annoying its just i am locked in for two years and need this phone haha


    I have ther best buy warranty also
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    SPRecovery is a recovery image.....you know that screen that comes up if you start your Droid up while holding the x button with the power button? Well SPRecovery is a custom image of that recovery image
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    i was worried too at first, im no expert but i've read numerous posts about people who think they have bricked there droid and everyone has ended up recovering it somehow, i havn't read of any completely bricking one yet so i'd say your pretty safe, but again im no expert.. :icon_ banana:
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    what does sprecovery do exactly(besides what the title denotes)
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    if we have none to date, then technically, the percentage is 0%. but the chances depend on what your doing. unless you're doing crazy stuff, your chances are very low
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    Percentage wise? Probably about a 5% chance with sprecovery installed
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    is there any specific method that would be suggested



    I gave seen BB Sholes glass one


    haha
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    sprecovery is just a menu that allows you to make backups of your phones current system. And allows you to restore those backups...as well as let you mount various parts of your phone besides the sdcard, wipe your phones data and cache......
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    download sholes, its the easiest, and it will do everything for you all ur going to need to do is select the options you want, its pretty much self explainatory, and if you need help everyone on this fourm is glad to help.. :)
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    now where is the risk ...the process of setting it up or running it

    and


    I greatly appreciate all thehelp thank you
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    all you do is intall the app, and you will select the rom you want, and the app will do the rest and boot you into recovery and you will just need to select the options you want..
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    i just wanted to check i am still in the air if i should wait for 2.1 or root


    cause i am told that 2.1 is th main reason why people are rooting
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    theres many benefits, overclocking, custom roms, i was in the same boat as you, but i love being rooted.. you can always go back if you don't like it.. :icon_ banana:
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    hopefully this will be my last post so i will make it good...




    Final questions i hope..
    When do you have to worry about bricking(when you start to or when it is running or when uninstalling)

    Is it really worth it for a noob like me but i loves new things so..

    what exactly does it accomplish besides overclocking getting 2.1 early and custom roms(what are they lol)

    and any other suggestions





    sorry haha
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    i'd say its worth it, read around do some research, its the best way to learn about all the cool things.. i could try to explain, but i'm no expert, just look around the fourms and the internet and it'll all make sense.. sorry im not much help with the technical parts.. lol.. hope we've all helped.. lol
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