Root question

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  1. veggiop

    veggiop New Member

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    I am no where near ready for this skill wise but for a layman what does rooting really do? What are some things that I will realy be able to do that I will say "wow"?
     
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    Wireless tethering, overclock (kinda like adjusting how fast your phone runs), load custom roms, etc.
    I was just like you about a month ago. I decided to root my D1 and I'm glad I did. My phone was running really slow and constantly freezing up. Rooting eliminated all my problems. Do it...you'll be glad you did.

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    In basic terms what is the best way to root my dx

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    layman's terms for root - administrative privileges on ur device.
     
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    There is a full tutorial linked in my signature. Check it out.
     
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    I think I am going to root my phone just to see if it is for me. I think I mostly want to do it for faster phone and better battery. Is it a dumb thing to do for someone that is really know nothing about smart phones

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    I rooted mine as soon as it was possible, but the main (really only) reason I did it was to allow free wireless tethering (which i use all the time)

    I have since found a few other things that you needed to be rooted for, but tethering was the main one.

    ~John
     
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    trucougar New Member

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    This might sound stupid but what does wireless tethering mean

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    It means you can tether your phone's 3g to a laptop or another device without Verizon charging you (if you are rooted)
     
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    I also was experimenting with rooting even though i havent a clue it just sounds so good. I successfully rooted my droid with Z4root and installed clockworkmod. Can some one tell me where to go from here, cuz i really dont no what im doing?? :-/ :)

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    Well what do you want to do? You can flash ROM's via clockwork, but you don't HAVE to do anything...
     
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