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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Darryl Richey, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Darryl Richey

    Darryl Richey Member

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    So I'm really wanting to Root my Droid, but I'm worried that if something ever happens to my phone that I will have trouble getting my innsurnace to cover it. Is it easy to get the phone to a state that you can take it back to a Verizon Store and not have any issues getting it replaced? I'm not a complete idiot with things, but this isn't my job either.

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  2. mwhartman

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    If you are considering rooting I suggest that you read as much as you can about rooting. Make notes and if you are unsure about anything or have questions post. Do you have the original Droid? Here are a few links to get you started:
    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
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

    Finally, if you decide to root and have any problems someone will be here to assist.

    Mike
     
  3. joeyx2

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    I didn't take it back to verizon store I called 800 number and sent it in just return with original recovery and the latest update and u should be good. I sent mine in cause I crack my screen. I installed back old recovery and flashed frg01 then just before I was going to put it in box I got frg22 update (build number)
     
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    Definatley follow hartman's advice. If you have the Droid 1, it is a pretty straight forward process to restore your phone to an original state. In fact, the first link in my sig is a project that I worked on. It is a self contained windows application that will install the needed drivers, RSDLite, and then flash the phone to FRG22D stock. The phone is wiped of any traces of ownership.

    In short, at least for the D1, yes.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  5. Darryl Richey

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    Thanks for the info. I wouldn't have the option of sending the phone back through mail if there is a problem. The innsurance is from the store. How long should it typically take to Root a Droid-1?

    Darryl
     
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    Hours or even days. But that is with reading about it and getting all the files ready and doing breathing exercises first. Then the actual rooting I think only took a few minutes for mine. I even did it wrong with the instructions in front of me. Sadly, not the first time I didn't follow the directions. But still didn't take long to fix. dancedroid
     
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    Honestly, The hours or days or researching and reading to figure out how YOU want to go about it, is the longest bit.

    There is a thread that explains how to do it that seems like it would only take 15 min or so, tops. Then there are other methods that would take longer.

    Then there is always the "Root stock, or custom ROM?" question, which again gives you hours of researching which one. LOL

    Good luck, and remember, we are here to help if needed.