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

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    Go to Settings > Applications and check the Unknown Sources box. Go to Development and enable USB Debugging. Dl'd z4root from the above post. When its dl'ded, drag down your notification bar and select it to install. Then open it and run Permanent Root and let it do its thing.

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    Shuld i back up n e files or charge my fone while i do this..

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    Have to be rooted to make a backup. Charge won't matter for rooting though. The worst that can happen with z4 is that it won't root your phone.



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    So if you just root your phone, and that's it...don't go into it and edit this or change that, just have it rooted is there a change in your phone?

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    The fact that you CAN do that...and more :)

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    So if I root my phone will it effect me getting froyo when it comes out for the ally soon?

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    Only if the preinstalled apps are removed or a custom ROM is installed AFAIK

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    Ok well I just rooted my phone =) but now I have questions...what's "su" I used z4root and a superuser option popped up, and it makes no sense to me

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    Superuser. You know what root means ya?

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    Su is what gives the phone permission to do the things you want to do the require root I.e. roms, overclocking, backups, all these things require permission to access your hardrive to "redo" them per say

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    Ok yea I feel like an idiot for asking that now =) so where do I got about learning what I need to about over clocking, editing the looks, colors ect.. of my phone, not getting ads all that good stuff?

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