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Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Aug 2, 2010.
I emailed the developer last night and he is saying that you can now root 2.2 also.
I need a freakin' course on what to do post-root. They have finally taken care of the hard part for me and I'm still lost.
Gonna troll the net for info. Thanks to the devs for getting us dummies on a level playing field.
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I believe so. Sorry for the delay, I missed your post the first time.
Is this of any help or do you need a step-by-step?
My previous post was to a specific post I'd made on this thread already. Sorry, I thought I'd clicked the quote message in reply checkbox and there's no Edit button on the news forum for us non-mods.
Easy Root now can root Android 2.2 with one click!! let us know if it worked for you.
dancedroid: Just did this on the OTA 2.2 update on a previously Stock 2.1 non-rooted phone. Very transparent and straightforward.
I will be trying this method this weekend! But I too need a post-root guide. Are there any additional apps we need to download after achieving root through EasyRoot? Backups and whatnot? Is ROM Manager the best way to download ROMs and themes or should we do it ourselves, and if so is there a guide for that? /n00b
Is this post of any use to you or do you need more detailed information?
Hi FurBearingMammal (hehe) thanks for the info. So once I root with EasyRoot, I should install Clockwork MOD.. just not sure what it means to "flash in Clockwork Recovery". I am familiar with all these terms but not sure as to what they actually mean and what I am supposed to do. And a "nandroid backup" - is just a backup copy of the current system I am running? How do I copy that file to my PC? (( I guess I need more detailed information.. :\ ))
Okay, maybe I should do a full-on thread with step-by-step instructions... I guess it sucks for me I hate doing that. I'll try to get on that in the next little bit as I get time/motivation...
Okay, once you install ClockworkMOD (I prefer SPRecovery and doing the update.zips manually but that's personal preference. I like having that extra control. ClockworkMOD is easier as it does as much of the work for you as it can.) you'll have to flash Clockwork Recovery in order to use it. ClockworkMOD handles most of the work for you, you just tell it what you want to do. Flashing in Clockwork Recovery means you're replacing your stock recovery image with the Clockwork Recovery image, which allows you to install ROMs, custom kernels, and themes without having to mess around with Metamorph -- which if you don't know what you're doing with Metamorph you're better off NOT using.
Anyway, a nandroid backup is a snapshot of your system as it's set up, right down to widget installs and placement, wallpaper, and settings. Restoring a backup is like turning the clock back on your phone with a flux capacitor a la Back to the Future 1 and 2 (but not 3 because it sucked ). If something goes haywire, like a bootloop or random crashes/reboots, and you want to roll your phone back, you'd use a nandroid. You won't have to reinstall anything or set anything back up unless you changed it since your last backup. This is why it's VITAL to make nandroid backups before any update, ROM, kernel, or theme flash, and why it's a good thing to do every few days/week as you see fit.
To copy a Nandroid is the same as copying any file between your phone and your computer. Plug the USB cable into the phone and the computer, wait for your phone to say the USB cable is connected, drag down the notification window and select where it say "USB connected" and then turn on USB mass storage. Go to "My Computer" and locate the new removable storage device, open it, find the Nandroid folder (I believe it's on the root of the SD card -- root here has nothing to do with rooting your phone), and copy the latest backup folder to your PC in a safe location. The reason why you want to keep this on your PC is if anything happens to your SD card you can replace it and NOT lose your backups. Besides, you never know if you might need it for some reason, or might want to save space on your SD card -- each backup is well over 100MB.
Okay, I hope that helps. If it was a little confusing and you can wait a while, I'll try to get that other thread with step-by-step instructions up before midnight Eastern time tonight. And yes, if I set my mind to it, I can make things VERY clear.
I'm rooted. Look out, world!
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