Man.. wish i woulda rooted.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by StepDroid, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. StepDroid

    StepDroid Official DF Vendor
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa ROLL TIDE, AL
    Ratings:
    +0
    no excuse whatsoever... I kinda feel stupid but, I always thought I would. FROYO is as good a reason as any... Seems like Froyo stock will make rooting more and more difficult to do going forward... is this true?

    now I gotta learn how to do this... damnit!
     
  2. wuyanks

    wuyanks DF News Team
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +1
    it's not too late ;)
     
  3. hookbill

    hookbill Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,502
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Ratings:
    +8
    Um, for some of us it is. :(
     
  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    did you get the Incredible is that why it is too late?
     
  5. jroc

    jroc Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,843
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Ratings:
    +63
    Hey hook, whats the status of u getting Froyo on the phone?
     
  6. hookbill

    hookbill Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,502
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Ratings:
    +8
  7. pinesal

    pinesal Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1
    EVERYONE should root if they are capable of doing it. There is NO DOWNSIDE to rooting at all.
     
  8. StepDroid

    StepDroid Official DF Vendor
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa ROLL TIDE, AL
    Ratings:
    +0
  9. jroc

    jroc Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,843
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Ratings:
    +63
  10. dwagner88

    dwagner88 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Ratings:
    +0
    For some people, voiding the warranty would be a downside. I did root, but it definitely isn't for everyone, really only for tech enthusiasts who can fix crap when it stops working. Encouraging everyone else to root just results in a thousand threads a day saying "OMGWTFBBQ I haxored my phonez and now it wont start."
     
  11. pinesal

    pinesal Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1
    The warranty is not voided if you install a stock rom back to the phone which is easy to do. Also I said "if they care capable of doing it." So I do encourage everyone who is capable to do it.
     
  12. jsh1120

    jsh1120 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +1
    It's a pretty tiresome discussion but I'll note just for the record that there are legitimate reasons not to root even if one is "capable of doing it." If your Droid is a toy and playing with it is a hobby, rooting can be a rewarding experience.

    If, on the other hand, your Droid is an essential tool for activities like, you know, your job or, you know, your life, the downside of rooting is that you tie yourself to a development path that is unsupported except by a small and shifting group of hobbyists. And when you run into issues with your phone's performance and reliability you have just one more (very large) set of differences that have to be accounted for in any diagnosis and correction.

    With a stock phone, there are literally millions of other users whose droids are more or less identical to yours. With a rooted phone running a custom rom, the chances are there are perhaps hundreds or maybe dozens of others whose configuration might resemble yours. Being an alpha tester for a developer can be an enjoyable experience as long as you realize what you're letting yourself in for. Otherwise, it may well make more sense to rely upon the extensive regression testing that a stock version of the o/s involves.

    In short, if you're fortunate enough to have a Droid as a toy playing with it can be fun. Treated as such, there's nothing wrong with rooting and customizing the o/s to suit your fancy. If you have priorities other than tinkering with your phone, you may find the stock version of the phone meets your needs.