rooting questions. Serious answers only!

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  1. kaosknox

    kaosknox New Member

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    Droid noob here but I have been doing my research and I need just a few questions answers....

    1st If I decide to root, which I am looking seriously at doing, when froyo drops, and the offical update gets pushed to my phone what will that do to my phone? Will it override everything? Will I have to manually adjust things on that?
    2nd Which apps are a MUST once I root my phone, and I want the least the glitchy Rom I can get, and of course I want it to look good, and are most of the apps that I can download once I root paid? I have seen the overclock apps sells for like 3?
    3rd can someone again tell me the benefits or rooting, and I have never hacked anything, but I am looking at things and I am running vanilla Droid on 2.1 update 1 I have been looking things it doesnt look specifially that I can actually root that, if someone could provide me with the easiest step-by-step full proof rooting instructions that would be awesome.
    4th does anyone know anyone who has meesed up there phone by rooting? I am scared that I might brick the phone.
     
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    Bababooey bababooey bababooey!
     
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    kaosknox New Member

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    Le sigh :(
     
  4. 713King

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    1. Don't be scared about rooting, the rooting process is so easy now,
    2.get rom manager, this will solve all the headaches when flashing recovery, and also changing roms or downloading roms. Id suggest to buy rom manager so you can get many more roms to try because only certain roms are on the free section and the others are on premium seection
    3. Get MyBackUp Pro its good to to back up data; txt messeges, bookmarks, applications, and many other things
    4. The benefits of rooting is that you can get 2.2 update already on your phone, they are better tweaked than the stock version of 2.2 that verizon will release. Try themes on your phone that will look awesome, oveerclock your phone.
     
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    To try to redeem myself...rooting also allows you to wireless tether, and you can remove bloatware.
     
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    kaosknox New Member

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    Thanks for the information but I still have two more questions...

    1 what will happen 2.2 gets pushed through to my phone?
    2 what is the best step by step tutorial that they have out there for root from 2.1 to something else?
     
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    You should be banned.
     
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    Rubber-band?
     
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    and oh ok thats pretty neat about the wifi tethering, but I am still looking for the best how to step by step to root.
     
  10. 713King

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    The developers of rom disable that option so you won't get the notification, also there is a thread called "sbf to root and unroot"

    Is this how all you guys get your 1 thousand post, posting crap and not helping?
     
  11. gavron

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    These are all excellent questions and you are to be commended for bringing them up. Kudos to you for not trying to wade through all the crap that other people have wasted their time writing, so that you don't have to waste yours in doing silly things like searching or reading sticky threads.

    Fortunately, not to worry. You can root. Use that one ROM, it's very glitzy and very cool looking. Also don't download the sucky apps. Stick to the good ones.

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    P.S. We may not define glitzy or cool or sucky or good the same way, so I didn't list specific ones, but I'm sure since you said you did all that research you already have a pretty good idea¬°
     
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    kaosknox New Member

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    Lol sorry if I caused trouble.
     
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    For what, bababooey?

    Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey Bababooey
     
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    Lol another lame post and not helping the new guy, who cares if he said he did all the research
     
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    kaosknox New Member

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    You obviously have a lot more knowledge on the subject then I do, so why not try and help as opposed to being counter productive.

    And does anyone know what happens if you root to 2.2 froyo, and then the offical update gets pushed to your phone?

    713 king thanks for the information.....

    And I have done a lot of research, I have been rooting since I got my phone, I have just never been comfortable with hacking a phone with the opportuninty of having an unsable device.

    Addtionally if i I had done all the research I would not need these questions answered lol.
     
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