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    I am still new with all this Android stuff. Can anyone tell me or direct me on how to install Root on my Android phone? I hope I got that right! Thank you for your time and support! :unsure:
     
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    First you have to have a reason. My friend got a dx and rooted it with z4 and now I hate him.

    Sent from my stunning rooted droid using tapatalk.
     
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    That would be my next wquestion. What is the purpose and why do you need it?dancedroid
     
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    I do not know what phone you have and that can make a difference on the rooting process. However, here are a few links that will help:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/70875-what-you-need-know-about-rooting.html

    I urge you to read and reread. Make notes and if you have questions post them.
    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks all for the responses.
     
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    I didn't know that asking "why" was a bad thing!
     
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    Thanks again for the info. It sounds like, if you root your phone wrong, your phone is basically no good! Again, thanks for your time. :)
     
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    Rooting can be dangerous; and it voids the warranty on your $400-$650 replacement cost device. :)
     
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    That is correct. The "official" term is "bricked" (like a paper weight). Thankfully, I do not believe that we have lost one yet.

    It is not a difficult process but you must be careful.

    Mike
     
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    Oh Oh, Tank will be in this thread in a minute....although that was not "our" fault ;)
     
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    No it was not! :)
     
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