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NOOB trying to decide if I should root .. HELP!

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by piersm2, May 12, 2010.

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    I have been reading a lot of threads talking about rooting. I have had my phone for about a month now and can't decide if I should take the plunge and root it. I'm a little nervous to screw it up. I would love to be able to customize it fully. What do you guys think about it?

    If so, what rom, etc should I use. I really have no idea.
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    What do you hope to gain from it?
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    Once you root make sure you run a Nandroid backup and then customize away and since you have root and a backup you always have something to fall back on.

    Personally I think Bugless Beast v1.0 is the best rom right now.

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    Only you can decide that but it was the best decision I ever made with my phone. Custom themes, overclocking, wifi tethering, I'll never go back to stock

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    I just want to be able to customize everything.

    What do you mean overclocking and wifi teathering?
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    With root you can OC your phone to run faster and tether your laptop with your phone wired and wireless internet connection.

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    what is the berkit LV 1.1ghz?
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    Click Forums up top. Scan the various topics. The hacking ones have information about rooting, various roms etc. Spend some time reading the rom threads to learn about each. Read the stickies at the top of the various sections too. If you are nervous about rooting then read up to be as informed as possible before you decide to root. Like most things, having a destination in mind before you starts helps you to plan out the journey too. Those things will help you to decide.

    Don't do it just because a bunch of people standing around the ledge are yelling "go for it". Determine what its about, then do it for you.
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    Low voltage kernel overclocked at 1.1Ghz
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    im confused with all this kernel, rom, overclocked. what does it all mean? Do I install a rom and then what?