Questions for those that have rooted

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    So I have decided to root but there seem to be so many options to do so, for those that have rooted what did you use to root and why?
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    Droidmod becuz it was safe and easy. The rom is stable and it is one button click to root and one to unroot if I need to.
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    I was so confused.
    I finally decided to use the instructions posted by Matth3W
    (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...ng-only-sprecovery-terminal-emulator-zip.html)

    I chose this method because I like to know what is and is not going on with my phone. While several of the other options handle a lot of the system commands I feel more comfortable being in control.

    Just my opinion.

    What ever option you choose someone will be here to help or and your questions.

    Good luck and let us know what option you pick.

    Mike
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    adrynalyne Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    I used the update.zip that was hosted on sholesmod.info. I did it because I wanted to be able to remove apps I didn't want (email, corp calendar, etc), overclock if I so desired, use applications that require root (dropcap2, quickboot), and modify files whenever I want.
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    Lol...this thread won't eliminate your confusion because everyone has an opinion:)

    I started to use Matth3w's instructions then because so many responded to my thread I started when I went to root I ended up switching midstream and installed Smoked Glass 4.5 and have been very happy with it.
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ss-v4-5-w-custom-boot-img-updated-2-19-a.html

    Let's tackle it this way:

    If you want a simple to use method where you don't want/care to know what's going on in the background, then use the dmupdater method. (DroidMod). It's available as an app in the market.

    If you want to get your hands a little dirty use one of the other methods. You'll learn what's going on, use some linux commands and be able to use that as a base for further learning/playing.

    One of my concerns was trying to figure out of 1.2 was better than 1.1 for a rom.
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    Droidmod. Simple to do works great and not plagiarized.
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    Define not plaigarized.
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    just used droid mod and used the step by step instructons and im veryleased with the results. works great and I just saw too many diferent options and opinions on how to do we saW it and when it boiled down to it I didn't want to do anything any riskier just to learn because that d be a pretty costly error to pay for trying to learn. really cant go wrong with it.
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    That would be a piece of work that is original and not derived from someone else's idea.
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    I thought so.

    Its also not true. They have used other's ideas/work as well.

    I'm not saying they haven't given credit where its due, but they have done like others and borrowed.
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    It really depends on whether or not you care to know whats happening on your phone when you do it. I rooted using the tutorials on here and it worked well. Today after adding a new boot logo and boot animation, I had to re root my phone. Rather than use dmupdater, I felt comfortable doing it myself since I had done it before and just rerooted and restored very quickly. It helps with understanding all of the other things you'll probably end up wanting to do on your phone after you root (like add themes and flash roms, nandroid backups/restores, etc). Just be prepared that if you do end up using dmupdater, you're probably going to be on here asking a lot of questions later on when you decide to flash new roms or try out different things. Might as well get a lot of that learning out of the way in the beginning.
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    I also used Droidmod(Sholesmod at the time) because of it's easy and reliability. There are some around that will say if you don't know how to manually install SPrecovery and busybox before you install a ROM then you don't need to root, but I disagree. When using this DroidMod "app" to root and install their ROM you take most of the danger out of your initial install and have a sure set backup from the get-go. After I installed DroidMod(SMupdater as it was) I was able to research all the different Roms i could find and learned how to install them using SPrecovery that the Droidmod installs for you. I highly recommend going that route. Just my $.02
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    Is it worth doing if all I really want is live wallpapers?
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    I agree. You don't need to know how the power gets from the plant to your lightbulb. Sometimes you just need to know that if you flip the switch the light goes on. If it doesn't you call for help. Want some fancy lights though...then you gotta do some research.

    btw...I was the kid who took miniature Christmas tree bulbs and dropped them into 120v light sockets and watched the room light up (briefly) in bright colors
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    Would Droidmod allow me to tether if I only have the $30 data plan?
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    It depends how bad you want them:)

    It does not go bad. It does sometimes take longer than expected and sometimes you need to cry out for help. In the end it always works out. brain surgery it aint:)
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    If it includes wifi tethering then yes. If it does not you can easily install it afterwards, just like any non-market app.

    Now...if you torrent every movie in site someone might catch you at it but it does let you tether.
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    Thanks for your responces, and yes I am now more confused than before! LOL
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    I just did the droidmod tonight. I have zero experiance with rooting. I am now enjoying all the 2.1 goodness and YES the live wallpapers are worth it. The LIVE EARTH wallpaper (through the market) is awesome.

    Just do it. Its almost idiot proof.

    By the way, where would I go to donate for the droidmod?
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    ([How To] Easily install Bugless Beast using only SPRecovery, Terminal Emulator, & zip)

    The reason I chose this over DroidMod is that I know what I did and I did it myself. Simple, easy to follow instructions that don't leave you wondering what you've done.

    Also new Bugless Beast version 1.1 is very nice. Check it out.

    At the very least take a look at this along with whatever other option you are interested in. You will learn something, and in the end it will help you make good choices.