droid 2 root questions

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  1. cycopathic

    cycopathic New Member

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    so ive been highly contemplating rooting my phone...but i have some questions.

    does it change the UI at all?
    does it wipe away apps that i have? (for example..i have handcent sms, and a few messages i do not want to loose...will i loose them?)
    do i have to reinstall any purchased apps?
    is there anything you have to do to "upkeep" a rooted phone vs unrooted?

    thats all i can think of right now.

    thanks in advance for the answers!
     
  2. jsw6380a

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    Rooting your phone is only giving you super user permissions to your phones files. I will not change your UI it wont dlete apps or anything like that. Why do you want to root?

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    Sorry no upkeep either.

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    rooting your phone will essentially do nothing but give you administrative permissions. Its what you do after you root that will affect you.

    Edit: too slow.

    tappin and a talkin
     
  5. cycopathic

    cycopathic New Member

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    why i want to root is because i see a lot of people talking about it, and from the sound of it..there is a speed increase, if im reading right? and all the different layouts. ive become a fan
     
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    No. No speed increase. Custom romz and overclocking is what "speeds" the phone up. Root will do none of that.

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    Do some research on the benefits of rooting. Rooting it just to do it makes no sense.


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  8. Droid DOES!!

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    Correct! Root just gives you the ABILITY to overclock, install custom ROMs, etc. They go hand in hand.
    What you'll need:
    1) Root access
    2) Droid2 Bootstrapper by Koush
    3) Droid Overclock by Jrummy
    *Some people use ROM Manager to dl'd ROMs but, I haven't had much luck with it so I just dl'd over 3G or WiFi.
    We'd (me at least) would be glad to walk you through all of this if you'd like..?



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  9. cycopathic

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    so what does "overclock" actually mean?
     
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  11. jsw6380a

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    Someone else is gonna have to answer that until I get to a computer. Hard to explain through text typing. Hahahaha.

    Sent from my DROIDX