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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by learnindroid, Nov 15, 2010.

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    I've got a moto droid 1 with android 2.2 and I'm debating rooting cause I want wifi tether mostly for my xbox, but since I know it voids warranty I don't wanna have to worry about ruining anything and also keep everything I have now, how do I go about this? I have downloaded universal androot to do it with also is this a good root software?

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    Rooting has its pros and cons.... But so far as u voiding ur warranty, u can unroot and Verizon or Motorola will never know that u rooted ur Droid.... As far as Universal Root, idk because I used DM Updater to root mine and I root my girlfriend's with the Root regardless of OS version guide on this forum... But I have experience with the newest rooting method called z4root which is free in the market and it is easy as pushing a button, since that is all u have to do, lol...... Hope this was helpful....

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    Thanks ill check out that z4 one, how do u unroot it once uve done it then?

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    the app will also do that

    i know u cant see my sig, but theres a lot of links in it all about rooting and its perks. deff worth checking out
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    Lol yea I downloaded it and saw I did the root thing and it rebooted, but it doesn't seem diff, how do I tell? And wats a good wifi tether app?

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    see if u have an app called superuser

    and wireless tether for root users
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    I don't see any app called superuser, and it said app force closed while it was rooting, then it like was freezing, I tried to turn it off and it went back to z4 and said sumn along the lines of finishing root then rebooting, should I try again?

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    id say so...
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    Sweet it worked this time. And I installed wifi tether, anything else I should know or anything kewl? And hey thanks for all ur guys help

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    You can now overclock the processor of the phone to make it run faster. Load a custom rom and kernel first. If your running the droid 1 use rom manager for all of that

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    Any specific one? And any specific kernel? Or rom?

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    Roms and kernels are all a matter of preference. On my droid 1 I ran buglessbeast rom and a chevy low voltage 1.1 ghz kernel. Try them out to see which one you like best, but remember to do a nandroid backup before flashing a new rom

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    Wats a nandorid backup and how do I do it?

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    It backs up your current rom and settings. There are two ways to do a backup. First download rom manager from the market and install clockwork recovery. Then you can either do a back up using rom manager or boot into recovery and do a backup that way.

    A nandroid backup is a restore point for your phone so if you don't like the rom you chose or you goof something up you can take it back to an earlier version that works.

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    :welcome: to the dark side. Yes, I think you should get Rom Manager free from the market. As far as ROM's, browe the extensive rom section here. Mainly pay attention to how many thread people post with problems and then the solutions. Kernels? Google P3droid. IMHO his are the best.

    good luck
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    So my wifi tether is freakin hela slow, idk wats up. I mostly wana use it for xbox live, but I don't have a wifi reciever for my xbox, and when I bridge the connection thru my laptop it says the natg is to high, how do I fix this, altho even if I do I think it still won't work cause even just on my laptop the internet is slow browsing is there sumn else I need to do to make it faster?

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    probably not going to want to play xbox live with wireless tether. just saying.
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    Wat about usb tether then? And if I use usb tether can I still bridge using my laptop? Or best just not to do it at all lol and so I got rom manager wats a good rom to try? And wats it do I'm still not completely sure, is it like it takes everything I have set now and gives me a new os with new programs or wat?

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    How are you connected, wifi receiver or blutooth? I was using my phones wifi to play star wars galaxies on my laptop as a bench mark and had virtually no lag from my internet connection.

    Also did you download a wifi app from the market or are you using the pre-installed "hotspot" on the phone. I downloaded a free wifi app from the market. If I remember correctly its just called wireless tether, it is a green wifi icon.


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    Just my laptops builtin wifi and yea I downloaded that app

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