Intro thread: Old PC hacker now with I-Mac, learning the ins/outs of Droid rooting.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by GWacha, May 23, 2012.

  1. GWacha

    GWacha New Member

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    Greetings all:

    I am an old Blackberry user that wanted to get into the mainstream with a Droid, and chose the Droid Pro as my transport vehicle, July will be a year ago, via "freebie-refurb w/new Verizon contract on my then-gf's account.
    Before I even got my first bill, she and I split. She turned my phone off (which cost her $350 early cancel, I'm guessing...LOL).:icon_ banana:
    So I searched and found I could put it on PagePlus since it was originally activated on VZW (I'm told I shouldn't tell that to PagePlus though, as smartphones are a "no no?" Really?).
    Went through the OTA upgrade for Froyo, then GB, but still every time I go to something via Data, all of that VZW bloatware takes off, and zaps my battery in no time, so I've been researching rooting so I can freeze with Titanium. No problems with never going above GB (since new release calendar says Pro won't go any higher) just want to save my battery life.
    Kudos to all of the expert hackers on this forum. I am an old PC hacker...started out in the '80s with a Packard-Bell 486SX25 (for anyone that can remember the beginner days) with Microsoft Windows 3.1, then 3.11 for Workgroups.
    As technology has progressed, I've been fairly successful with PC repair, and if I can get this "Rooting" down pat, will add it to my repertoire of services for the "Working Joes and Janes."

    Peace and happiness to all, and I'm out!
     
  2. JSM9872

    JSM9872 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Welcome to Droid Forums!! Thanks for the great introduction. Enjoy and good luck with the ins and outs of rooting :biggrin:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!!

    Jump in & enjoy!!
     
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    Welcome. If you can crack and mod computers, rooting will be a non-issue for you so no worries. Most rooting tools are one click or close to it.
     
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    Welcome to the site. DancingNexus