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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by droidhop, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. droidhop

    droidhop New Member

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    I still don't understand how rooting can help me and it sounds hard to do...I don't care about changing the appearance of my phone but speed would maybe be cool....

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  2. Droid DOES!!

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    Help you with..?

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  3. droidhop

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    Understanding how rooting my phone is worth it...I don't wanna ruin my phone or mess up my warranty...you know?

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    How is it worth it? You said you wanted more speed, well, you can do that after rooting.
     
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    yeah, just root it
     
  6. droidhop

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    But then would I still get gingerbread when it comes out? And would I still be under warranty if anything on my phone breaks?

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    rooting is completely reversible at any time.:)
     
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    Yes....you can get OTAs after rooting, you will lose root though. Or wait for a rooted ROM to come out and install that.
    Root and warranty is gone. Unroot and warranty returns.

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  10. Mmracing

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    You can use an app callers Z4root to root with a single click (works on most Droids). If you don't change ROMs then you unroot with a single click, get the OTA update, the reroot with a single click. Most people root their Droid to use wireless tether or over clock. I rooted to use wireless tether.

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    I rooted, then found myself indulged in Fission ROM. I can't live without Wireless Tether and Adfree Android.
     
  12. Darryl Richey

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    So I'm still trying to do my research before rooting. If rooted, can you still get app updates without it "unrooting" your phone or does that only happen with OS updates?

    Darryl