so i see people with a black notification bar on top...

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  1. Unpopularpizza

    Unpopularpizza New Member

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    how do i get that without rooting my droid or voiding any warrantys... will 2.1 have that option? thanks in advance.
     
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    No, no and not likely going from the screenshots we've seen so far. That bar is part of a skinning theme that you can (as far as a know) only install with MetaMorph which requires root (or by skinning your own theme, again root required).

    Not sure why you're so worried about rooting though... the Droid is nearly impossible to brick (I've yet to come across a truely bricked Droid in 4 forums) and as to the 'warranty' it is easy to restore the device to 'stock' for exchange should you need to.

    www.rootyourdroid.info
     
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    Unpopularpizza New Member

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    what do you mean a bricked droid?
     
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    Bricked droid is an unresponsive phone. Won't boot up and function. The more I read about rooting the more I am willing to do it.
     
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    It's very very hard to actually 'brick' a Droid. You can almost always get to recovery mode, in which case you can fix any issues with your Droid.

    Just take all the precautions and make your backups when you root. :)
     
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    yup, and i know for a fact even after rooting you can still use teh warranty. my camera was acting up, I unrooted it (took around 10 mins) then took it back to vz and got a new phone
     
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    Some people just aren't willing to risk it and that's perfectly fine ... its still a great device. With that being said being rooted is the only way to change colors and the look.
     
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    think about things that you can do with a brick

    then imagine your phone turned into a brick

    that's what happens when you brick your phone
     
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    trust me -- rooting your phone -- you are not going to brick it! Come on guys. Honestly I think your phone after rooting is safer from being bricked compared to before. With the ability to create nandroid backups and such via the use of sprecovery, it would seem very difficult to brick the phone barring some hardware failure.
     
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    Rooting is great even if your only goal was to get (5) home pages instead of the 3 you get from stock. It's also cool that you can customize way more to make it your phone. Then, overclocking, blah blah blah ... you get my point!:icon_ banana:
     
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    I posted a follow-up of how to change this although it involves rooting your phone. As everyone above has said it is almost impossible to brick the droid. I thought I had but I was mistaken I just messed up the framework-res file. Rooting the droid is easy and pretty much harmless. Also to set it back to factory defaults takes 1 update.zip file. If you can't get your phone into adb or connected to your pc you can go to Target and buy a microsd usb reader for $8.99 and place an update.zip file directly onto the microsd from the droid, put it back in the phone and go into the recovery console then apply the update.zip and fix your phone! I have read around on 4-5 forums and I have yet to find a bricked droid from root! Good luck on your endeavors of editing your phone!
     
  12. Unpopularpizza

    Unpopularpizza New Member

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    haha. i like your definition... i kinda figured, but wasnt sure so i asked anyway
     
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