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confused about rooting

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by bartholomew, May 12, 2012.

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    I have looked through tutorials, but was given dead links.

    My friend gave me their old droid(a855) and it is not activated(and wont be for a while)or updated to verizons new market and stuff. no apps i download will work. im very new to this and every time i try to go through tutorials to root it or manually update it, i keep getting dead links to the files i need to download. despite assurances, im still wary that my phone will be bricked. can anyone help me?
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    If you brick a D1 you have serious skills. There is really nothing you can do that will render it completely useless. You would have to purposely flash a faulty boot.img and faulty boot loader to even have a chance of bricking.

    So no worries. :)

    If you want a tutorial on rooting search "root Droid 1 regardless of OS".

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    None of the links are dead on that tutorial I gave you.
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    you didnt give me a tutorial. you gave something to search which put me back where i started.
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    thank you :) i will try this out