Rooting

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  1. hayn

    hayn Member

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    Should I root or not root?
     
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    JerryPineda16 New Member

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    You should root. I rooted mine and installed beats audio and its awesome.
     
  3. hayn

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    I'm just worried about Like OTA updates
     
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    You can unroot/hide root. Just don't mess with system apps/files and you'll be fine.

    I used to delete stock ringtones, for example... I don't anymore because it will mess with the ability to update.
     
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    How do I root my phone
     
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    brad92 Silver Member

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    Droid RAZR utility 1.81 has all you need
     
  7. hayn

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    Is there a one click.method to root the RAZR
     
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    The RAZR Utility _is_ basically a one-click.
     
  9. hayn

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    Where do I get it from?
     
  10. jpcalhoun

    jpcalhoun Senior Member

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    go next door to the hacks section and look in the "stickies" at the top of the page.
     
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    A couple quick questions from a root-noob. I wanna root for the sole purpose of installing the Circle app, but I'm stock running the .215 leak; do I need to revert back to stock? Once I root, is everything on my phone desktop going to remain exactly as it is now or do I need to redo it all?
     
  12. jpcalhoun

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    You do not have to revert back to .211 and your desktop will remain exactly the same after root. The only thing root really does is give you superuser permission, ie. you'll have access to system setting that you would not normally have and you can run apps that take advance of that access. Root along really doesn't change anything...it just "opens the door" for you or apps to make changes to system settings or to run customized ROMs. If you do root do not delete any app/system file that came with your phone. If you do you'll not be able to successfully receive and install an Over The Air (OTA) update. Use an app like TitaniumBackup to "freeze" unwanted apps instead of uninstalling them.