Rooted now what?

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  1. toorima

    toorima New Member

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    Using the long method I rooted my phone. Now what?

    Sorry this is my first droid.

    What are roms and kernels per say?

    Thanks.
     
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    Roms and Kernels are little pieces of puffed wheat made from post cereal.

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  3. hookbill

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    I often wonder why people root their phones and have no idea why they are rooting them.

    Custom ROMs, overclocking, access to a large selection of applications that require rooting.

    Be careful please. It's not a great idea to jump into the pool before you look to see if there is water in it.
     
  4. alboboy10

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    Lol reminds me of a college experience freshmen year. Some kid jumped in the pool where it said eight feet...he almost drowned and they pulled him out. When I asked what happened he said "i can't swim".

    I haven't done any custom roms and kernels yet but I have been using the apps that are for rooted phones
     
  5. Natey2

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    The main reason is that rooting is over-hyped all over the place. Nobody really explains the dangers/ disadvantages of rooting, overclocking, undervolting, flashing an unknown ROM, etc. Only the possible benefits are highlighted, and this presents a very biased view to the newbies.
    Good thing is that there are people around to bail anyone (many people, actually) who run into problems.

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  6. Tallica

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    #1 thing to do once rooted....Make a backup with Clockwork recovery!
     
  7. Natey2

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    Is that better than a nandroid backup, or a Titanium backup?

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    It is a nandroid backup. They are done from recovery.

    A TiBu backup is good for restoring apps with data when switching between Roms. A nandroid is a backup of your ENTIRE phone, in case you mess it up, a lot like a windows restore point.
     
  9. Natey2

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    I may have been misinformed, but I heard that nandroid will not back up anything on a SD card, and that includes anything that was App2SD, so a nandroid recovery could leave one with some missing components.
    I gotta read up on this Clockwork thing... I thought nandroid was a part of the standard Android system; no 3rd party app needed to run it. Carriers should allow nandroid backups/restore without the need for root.

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