Questions about rooting

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  1. Edward650

    Edward650 Member

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    Im fairly new with android and I have a few questions
    1. Is there a way to improve battery life by rooting or other methods? My battery dies by midday.
    2. If I root and there is a system update for my phone what happens? Will it unroot automatically or will I have to do something?
    I think that's it for now

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    If you root you can use apps like droid x overclock to save battery. It wil allow you to set profiles for your phone to use less power when the screen is off for example.

    If an update comes your phone will not automatically unroot and update, but you can easily unroot yourself and update if you want. I highly recommend using z4root. It is a1 ckick root and unroot app. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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    Don't worry about updates if you root. Developers always make rooted versions of the update available fairly soon after the updates are released. In addition, they tweak and mod their roms to incorporate the features of the new software.

    In a nutshell, it's easier to wait than to unroot and get the OTA.
     
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    +1 and sometimes BEFORE the update is released...been running Froyo since June myself! ;)



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  5. Edward650

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    Tried z4 and it worked out nicely, here is another question. How do I install a rom? I tries using rom manager and I couldn't figure it out

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    You have to dl'd the bootstrap app in the market. BE CAREFUL!!!!

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    Search for "rooolers guide" its all on there


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    Yeah you have to get the Droid X Bootstrapper. If not you are going to have bootloop issues. I say keep the sbf handy. Research before you do anything too. Dont just go and jump in the boat if you dont know how to use the boat or swim. Search is your friend. Try the ROMs section