overclocking and rooting, how and why?

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  1. kmusmc

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    i've been hearing an awful lot about overclocking and not much about how or why i should do it. i have an unrooted droid x. out from that how do i clean out some of the stock programs that i don't use? also, there are some programs that seem to continually run and i don't use a task killer as i was told that was a greater waste of battery
     
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    See my sig on how to root your X. Overclocking is finicky on the X, but there's a lot of information about on how to do it. As for the tasks that constantly run, some NEED to in order for your phone to function, others are just bloat that can be uninstalled without a problem. I hope that helps a little bit. :)
     
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    ok so a task killer is a waste of time? thus far i have an extended life battery and i have made my setting to save battery consumption. is there anything short of rooting my phone? or is rooting the only way to get rid of ****e programs? what does rooting do exactly?
     
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    Rooting, in essence, gives you complete control over your phone within the limits of the software installed the phone. It's the only easy to get rid of the bloat.

    Task killers are bad news. When I'm back on my pc I'll link you to a thread about them.

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