New to rooting, some basic questions

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  1. Miklb58

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    I was successful at rooting a test (broken) RAZR Maxx, and was able to do the entitlement hacks before trying it on my phone.
    Before I do on my phone I have questions/concerns.
    1) If I do root, can I just then leave it alone? Meaning, there's all kinds of things I read and don't understand like
    Voodoo, Safestrap, etc that I have no idea what they are for.
    2) Is Un-rooting as simple as the root (RAZR blade) method?
    As easy as the root and exploit was, I don't care about saving any (root) settings etc.

    Mike
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    All I did was root using the razrblade utility....and I backed up my apps with tibu....other than that...that's how my phone sits...

    As far as unrooting...idk...I haven't asked...lol

    shhhh....did you hear that??
     
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    Haha. Thanks for the input.
    Backing up with tibu was another question that I forgot to ask about.
    What is the purpose of backing them up?, since (at least for me) all of them will reinstall from the playstore, if I choose to do a FDR.
    Can you backup home screen settings etc. with that do you know?

    Mike
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    Well, it makes it easier to backup your apps... as they're set at this moment...

    If you don't mind setting that apps up again.. then its fine to install from the play store..but you also backup in case your phone crashes...
    And you retain full app data.
    shhhh....did you hear that??
     
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    I have my backup pro, will that reload my apps on a root?
     
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    I believe so...yes.

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    Sweet. Thanks. Been seriously thinking of root, just for the option to get rid of the bloat
     
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    Remember ..if you do...DO NOT DELETE ONLY FREEZE!!!

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    1.) After you root, yes you can just leave it alone. Just for reference, voodoo is an app from the play store that will allow you to temporarily unroot and take an OTA update. Since the RAZR just got 4.1.2 it is unlikely to see another update and you wont have to worry about this. Safestrap is an app created by Hashcode to install custom ROMs on the phone.

    2.) The easiest way to unroot would be to use this: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...t912-jellybean-windows-mac-linux-all-one.html and restore stock 4.1.2.
     
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    94lt1, and GoCliffGo05,
    Thanks for the responses.
    At this point, my only desire to root is to make Bluetooth tethering available again so my wife can tether her iPad when we travel a few days of the year like I was able to on ICS.
    I could also see myself freezing bloat, but that's later.

    At this point, my newest questions are:
    I am considering an FDR.
    Aside from the advantages of better backup options when rooted, are there any advantages to rooting before or after an FDR?
    Also, what happens when someone FDR's a phone that has been rooted, without un-rooting first?
    Mike

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    Sorry, I hate bumping but....
    If one roots their Maxx on JB, and is not concerned with protecting root, can one then do an FDR, without un-rooting first or will something go wrong?

    Mike
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    I personally don't know, but I'm surprised no one had responded yet. Surely someone out there knows this?.......