Rooting

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  1. squa8181
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    I have always wanted to try and root my phone but always been afraid of ruining the phone. What are (if any) the risks when rooting a phone? And is it really worth it to do it?

    Using Samsung Fascinate
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    Curious about this too. I've heard the term multiple times, but not sure what rooting really does.

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    Really, the only negative of rooting is forfeiting your warranty. You can brick your phone, but it is very difficult to do it beyond repair. I have "bricked" my phone multiple times but you can always restore from a backup, I higly recommend doing it as it opens up new possibilities for roms and extra features.

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    I have only had my Fascimate for a month.its my first smart phone and I have never rooted before. I used the method I am linking to 2 nights ago and it only took about 10 minutes. I think its the easiest method I have found online for first time rooters. I haven't fine anything with the root feature yet but its worth doing just for froyo.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/ver...includes-full-instructions-updated-2-5-a.html

    Froyo 2.2 thanks to the devs
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    If you are looking for things to do with root, Titanium Backup, Rom Manager, Wireless Tether and Shoot Me are all great apps. Titanium backup is useful if u plan on switching roms often or if you just like to be safe and have some backups. Rom manager can help you with finding roms to download, and you should flash the ClockworkMOD recovery(one of the top options) and make a backup(farther down). I suggest Wireless Tether with two warnings, one, u need an unlimited data plan or you can rack up overcharges, and two, it will run down your battery fairly quickly. Shoot me is a useful screenshot app that is just convenient for taking screen shots on case u want to post them here or for some other reason.

    I hope this has given you some ideas!


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    Thanks everyone, I think I'm gonna try it out later, wish me luck

    Using Samsung Fascinate
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    Let me know how it goes, i'm very interested and want to try myself.

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    If anyone has the desire to get 2.2 dl30 stock and super clean are great works, I have used them both. Follow instructions and if anyone needs the reference sites, pm me.

    rockin froyo:
    super clean 1.0
    dark theme

    btw, this was 8pen-ed.
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    Just finished rooting and now proudly running froyo!

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    Will this wipe out my contacts?

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    Not as long as you have back up assistant. the only thing is you have to re sync your contacts from other programs (facebook,gmail, etc.)

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    If you are using the free vzw back up assistant then your contacts will be saved.

    Using titanium back up free will save your apps or even my back up pro.

    rockin froyo:
    super clean 1.0
    dark theme

    btw, this was 8pen-ed.
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    Ok how long will it take? I may try it now

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    And I need to uninstall all my 3rd party apps correct?

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    How ever long you've done your research will determine how long it will take you.

    rockin froyo:
    super clean 1.0
    dark theme

    btw, this was 8pen-ed.
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    Ok this is all new to me I have no idea what I'm doing lol but instructions look simple enough so we will see

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    rooting is easy and def worth it in terms of full control and enjoyment of your phone....just read, read, read, read and then read some more...you'll be fine

    just make sure you follow tutorials and have all the needed files downloaded....good luck
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