Newbies and ROOT

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  1. thaDroidz
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    With all the new android users I am seeing lots of newbies jumping the gun on rooting their devices. Geez it took me 3 months of reading before I got the nerve up. I am see razeRS, rezounds and Gnex topics left and right were the user had not made a nandroid of the stock OS and now are in panic mode.

    Please please read and follow every step for your device. The nandroid backup is the most important step in any rooting process as it allows you to "start over" no matter what.

    Even the simple task of freezing bloat or changing your boot animation could fubar your device.



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    Definitely reading goes a long ways...there are several good guides on the forum that will help tremendously. It is definitely a comfort factor but for some, I think it is the rush of gaining full access of the device.
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    Unfortunately I think these "one-click" solutions make it too easy. I'm all for these solutions, but when people see "one-click" they tend to ignore steps and end up getting in trouble.
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    kinda the same thing with rom manager. way too easy to just download a rom and flash it without knowing all of the ins and outs...
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    I was thinking this the other day. It took me a year to work up the nerve to root my og Droid. There are a lot of threads about how someone messed up there phone because they didn't understand what they were doing.

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    I just rooted my Droid razr. I only rooted it to get wifi hotspot. I am not flashing any roms or anything like that. Is there anything I should be worries about going wrong with my phone?

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    Yes..My God yes. We were all new at one time. I just remember being so dang scared of the word BRICK.. I learned how to use RSDlite and SBF after my first flash. Sweet sweet gummy jar.lol Then fission. Where the hell is fission anyway? Lol remember epic? Lord my Droid 2 was never on one ROM for more than a week. Lol

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    It all depends really. Of course the best advice is to take your time and read up on it but some people just learn better on the fly. Especially in today's society where the younger generation gets smarter and smarter with technology.

    Personally, I bought my first OG Droid the day it released back in 2009 and had no idea what I was doing but as soon as I heard about rooting, I jumped in with both feet and have learned so much more by trial and error than I would reading about it.

    For anyone else who has been flashing since the beginning, who remembers what the root tool was called originally? I have been thinking about this lately and just can't remember. I think it was like DM something. It was the early stages of ROM manager and clockwork.

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    I rooted my Razr today as well -- and I rooted both for wifi hotspots AND because I really wanted to have a good backup on my phone (along with everything else Titanium Backup does). I doubt I will ever flash a different ROM -- but I can now freeze bloatware and control more of MY phone -- and that is worth something.
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    If you rooted your phone and don't really plan on doing anything with it, you really have nothing to worry about. But good luck with that, lol. Once you start it's hard to stop!

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    Wasn't Doroot was it?

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    I rooted with DoRoot.bat. Remember DarkOnion?

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    Lmao yes I used to watch all those videos. I know you remember this line he used in his video. ( " what is blur? Blur blows!") Lmao

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    Yeah the root has become the norm with Android users and that is a good thing but with all good things there is always a chance for failure.
    I learned how to root my first smartphone the Incredible after reading way way too many forums and watching hands on youtube videos of rooting,making nandroid backups and flashing roms before I ever took the dive into the world of rooting.
    Since then I rooted my Dx2 the same hour after i got home with it and have rooted and flashed too many phones some which were bricked and it took me ours of reading forums and emailing friends who had more experience or familiar with the phone that i would be flashing or rooting,but Thankfully these forums have an answer in them somewhere,..It all comes down to research and knowledge of what device you have before you attempt to root or flash ANY device.
    After that go at it and root and flash to your hearts desire!:D
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    No, it was an app called like droid mod or dmmod or something.....

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    Oh...lol I thought you were talking about the first root programs. Not apps.lol peace!

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    Yeah it was. It was available on the market at first but was removed. It was basically the first version of rom manager where you could root the phone and find available roms or mods to flash.

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    Yeah lol I do remember the apps being made and then taken down. It made root so much easier. This was a couple years ago right? During which almost all the boot loaders were being shipped locked down. I believe z4root was the best as far as ease of use but it does suck we had to resort to this to access our bootloader. Lol. Peace! Well not to access but to hijack it...lol

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    Z4Root can't root the new phones its been like a year since an update.

    -AqworldThunder ;) ^…^ ¶.¶ *.* Thank me if i helped please!
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    Lol ..Trust me brother... this is knowledge I know all too well.. Hell it was my absolute favorite app in its time!! Ryan za was on to something new but I didn't follow it long. Hope he's well...

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