How long before the Incredible is rooted?

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  1. zenman77
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    Is anyone working on this yet? As much as I love my Droid I really like the lighter incredible and would switch but only if it can be rooted at the time.
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    I think the N1 root procedure works on the incredible. Not verifyied though because not many people are willing to do it without verification. Hold power and down volume to get to the bootloader.
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    No, it does not work.
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    There's no telling how long it will be. Could be months away, or someone could be close to rooting it as we speak. If the phone has to be rooted before you'll switch, you'll just have to wait.
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    Please excuse my ignorance by this question. I am a newbie to Droids. I come from a BB curve and when I decided to switch to an Android phone (originally was gonna get Moto Droid, but then the DInc came out and went with it) I kept hearing about the ability to root. I'm sorry but I have no idea what this means. Also, I see a lot of threads about ROM's for the Droid. Can someone answer for me in a simple but not too vague way what rooting is and what is ROM? What does it do? How do you do it? What does it cost? Etc. Thanks so much.
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    You can find all the information you need in the Droid Hacking section of the forum. In particular, look here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html
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    This is like asking when the buried treasure will be found. When it is done everyone will know it is done. There is no date and time determined for this, nor will there be.
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    Are you sure? I could have sworn you told me it was going to happen "soon." :D:icon_ devil:
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    • settings/apps/manage apps/filter/hidden apps/root features/enable - set to yes.
    • Pop up indicates June 31st 2010.
    • Secondary pop-up indicates Force Close due to invalid date.
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    People at xda-developers are trying diff. Methods and people who are trying are put to shame with crappy comments users put. I don't think anytime soon, because look how long it took for eris to be rooted.
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    It is a very hard thing to estimate, time wise. If they knew exactly what to do then they'd know how long it would take but once they knew that it wouldn't take long at all. People will poke around and hit dead ends and then suddenly one of those methods will have a breakthrough and it will be rooted.

    Look at the Milestone. Last I knew it could be rooted but new roms still could not be flashed.
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    Can't wait.... :icon_ banana:
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    I don't think we will know until it happens.
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    Some of those crappy comments are from elitists who are also trying to root, but either have no people skills, or want the notoriety of being the one who roots it.
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    so what exactly would rooting the incredible do? It already does everything I need it to do.. Except take screenshots.

    But what other functions would rooting give the incredible?
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    Would root allow froyo or stock android to run without sense?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Well for one.. VANILLA ANDROID. I love my Droid and will probably hold on to it for a LONG time even though better handsets come out. Reason is quite simple. I hate custom UIs like Sense, MotoBlur, Sony's abomination and Samsungs abortion. I'm not the only one that has this opinion either.
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    Nice^ Im still shopping before I join the droid community. Right now from what I have seen though research I am leaning towards the moto droid although I can get the Inc for the same price...

    Am I crazy?
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    Why not just buy a vanilla android phone in the first place? Doesn't make since to buy a phone that has a custom UI, only to root it to turn it off, when there are other choices.
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    Im pretty sure there are no Vanilla android phones on big red with the same hardware specs as the incredible. So it makes perfect since.