Droid 2 rooted brick risk?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by RSP, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. RSP

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    So I rooted my droid 2, but mainly just for the things like wireless tethering and overclocking. All that silly little rom things just don't seem like a good reason for rooting a droid, asthetic purposes don't phase me. So my questions is: am I at any aignificant risk right now of bricking my phone, just with It being rooted and not loading any roms on it whatsoever?

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    If you're that inexperienced yes. Those silly little Tom things are what make you phone work. Its the operating system . The changing in colors, etc is known as a theme. Your stock Tom would be say windows 98, where as a custom ROM like liberty is like windows 7. Having root access & not knowing what's up is a dangerous combination....

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    I am quite" experienced" as you say. I work as a software engineer and work on a linux platform. My home server also runs on debian linux, and im quite aware of how the operating system works. What I was trying to say is that themes don't seem significant to me, and just asthetic purposes in general don't seem significant. and I don't think that what you said about a rom being the os is true. I just started on android so I can be wrong though. Does the rom physically alter the linux kernel? I don't think so... and winxp ran fat32 filesystem whereas win 7 runs ntfs. Do roms alter the filesystem of the android os? I think not. It seems to me that all roms do is make it look pretty...

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    I could be wrong,but roms allow you to add a custom kernal,and they are a new os , the theme is what is aesthetic

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    Im not sure about the kernel and new os thing, but I was saying that asthetic things like the theme for example doesn't seem significant to me.

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    On a d2 I don't think you can change kernals,but I could be wrong...and you can run roms stock with no theme

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    There is a ton more features accessible with a rom

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    Oh, I didn't know that, than you. Also is there any centralized database per say or server or site to download roms? Or are they all just scattered among forums? Like where do I download them?

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    Just look in the d2 hacking section, make sure you back up and follow the directions perfectly ... I wish more knowledgeable people who have d2's would help some more...lol

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    Lol someone should really make a centralized website where people can download roms from, like with updates and different versions and things. But thanks for the help. And what other features are avaiable from flashing a rom?

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    It really varies from rom to rom, for example with the rom I use now I can get rid of system apps I never use, can overclock my processor ( that is the custom kernal as well) , install my apps to my SD card( on a d1 I only have 200 something ram,so that is nice)there is so much more...I am hoping someone with a rooted d2 comes and joins the discussion

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    Yea, I've gotta pack it in for the night, but ill pick up with it tomorrow. Goodnight and god bless.

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