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Help I am an idiot

Discussion in 'Android Smart Phones' started by patcal, Feb 27, 2011.

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    Just want to confirm a few things. You cannot get on the market without a data plan correct? I don't seem to be able to. Without getting in the market, you can't root the phone using KSmithInNY's method? Without rooting, you can't get rid of the stupid factory apps? Last but not least, does anyone get a slight electric arc sound when you press a button on the dialer? It is usually the first button I press(any button) then will not do it again until I close & reopen the dialer. Thanks in advance for any help. I about to do unmentionable things to this phone & go back to my lowly Gravity T.

    Pat Callaghan
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    You're not an idiot, and I'm not familiar with your phone but lets take it fom the top. First, you can get into the market via wifi, you don't need data. Rooting, I don't know since I don't have the phone. Without rooting you can't get rid of bloatware. The last one again, I don't have that phone so I don't know.
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    Wifi and a gmail account is all thats needed for market access.
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    Thank you. That's a start.

    Pat
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    z4root will work on the Optimus T. Sideload and root ahoy.
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    I have the z4root file. When I run it with sideload I get a path error. I will try again when I get up. Thanks.

    Pat
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    Got it rooted. Now off to the wifi hotspot so I can download some apps. Thanks.

    Pat
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    Happy to help. Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner with help on the .apk -- glad you got it figured out! :D
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    Thanks. All I gotta do now is get my car back from my kid & go to a local wifi spot. BTW, I grew up in Buffalo. Does that constitute a learning disability?

    Pat
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    Not a learning disability, just an excuse to drink excessively on the weekends. :)
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    That's for sure. :)
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    I just wanted to say thanks for the help. Thanks to you guys I am well on my way to not being an idiot. I have my phone rooted and setup just the way I want. A few apps & a lot of reading and I am rocking. :icon_ banana: I now have gotten rid of the annoying startup tune, have the wallpapers & screens the way I want. And to think, I was going to sell it & keep my Gravity T. (nice keyboard, lousy touch screen) Anyway, thanks again.

    Pat
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    Glad to hear you're rooted! :)