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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by garrett, Nov 1, 2009.
so how long do you guys/gals think it will take for someone to write a custom rom for this phone?
I vote about a week.
i think it will be longer then that.... the sprint hero has been out for a month and no roms have been released yet....
that info was courtesy androidforums.com
ehh it could be pretty quick, im sure there will be more motorola droids sold in the 1st day then total Hero's sold.
well with what it looks like on the popularity of the droid, and the fact that i think a lot of users will want certain things built in or what nots, i still keep to a week.
Hmm.. I vote for November 5th! :icon_evil: Ok really, I think it will be soon because of the popularity of the phone. People are going to be all over this to be the first to get it done..
We should contact "Jon Lech Johansen" aka DVD-Jon.. As he was the first person to hack the iPhone..
Let's hope Droid fan base grows along with it's hacking community..
forgive me for the newb question here.. what exactly does "rooted" and "write a custom rom" mean?
sorry, i'm new to the android OS
Watch this.. it should help..
Youtube and keywords "Root, Android, Android 2.0, Hack, Droid" are your friends for the next couple months..
Watch some of these too..
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=root android 2.0&search_type=&aq=f
They'll give you a better understanding of what you'll be incountering when a root is available for Droid.
ok, but what does it allow you to do?
Root definition - hacker
In UNIX (Or in this case Android 2.0), it is the superuser or administrator account having complete control over everything in the machine.
i guess my question is this.. i understand that it gives you COMPLETE access to the machine and software, but what is the benefit of doing that? like what can you do with the phone after that you couldn't do before?
Install apps like apps2sd for one along with being able to load custom cooked roms to totally change the looks of the device. For example they may come out with a rom that looks like moto blur or sense ui from htc.