How do u root ur phone and what are the benefits and risks from it?

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  1. JmCleve

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    There are a few different ways to do it. The easiest way is to download/install the "z4root" app on your phone and run the "permanent root" option (you can download it here)

    Rooting allows you to access and edit system files that wouldn't normally be accessible. This allows you to run certain apps and make many customizations that you wouldn't otherwise be able to do, such as wireless tethering, overclocking, custom ROMs, and blocking ads.
     
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    Use the search button up top man there are about 1000 threads with this same question. Look in my sig. below and there is a great thread on exactly what your asking. And welcome to the forum and a soon to be rooted D2 LOL
     
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    Umm one last question or two.. has there been a lot of ppl tht have done damage too their phone by rooting.. is tha risk that big of possibly destroying my phone.. Do i have too keep up wit my phone status soo much more too make sure that it doesn't get hot, melt down, and or destroy itselft.. and do i have too keep my phone charged above 60%

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    70% for flashing (installing) is recommended. Z4root has yet to mess up anything, its what's done incorrectly AFTER root that turns phones into paperweights. Never guess at something you're unsure of! Have a question? Ask! Someone is always available to help out :)

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    No. It is virtually (if not completely) impossible to permanently brick your phone by rooting.
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    The only time this is important is if you want to flash an .sbf file or ROM to your phone. In this case you'll want the device to be charged before the flash.
     
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    So its worth it??

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    I couldn't go back to unrooted :)

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    Well.. then my nxt question is.. can u wlk me thru it step by step on how too do it

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    Definitely. Go for it and try it out for a bit. If you change your mind you can always unroot.
    See posts #2 and 3
     
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    Absolutely!!



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    Ok how do i get started

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