Where should I start...

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by jirwin1980, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. jirwin1980

    jirwin1980 New Member

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    Well first off let me apologize if I sound like a complete noob.... But I recently (a month or so) switched from a crackberry storm2 to this absolutely amazing thunderbolt. I have a guy that works for me that has a rooted Samsung galaxy that was trying to convince me to root my phone too but I had no issues or complaint of how this TB runs at all. Plus I didn't want to void my warranty..... But last week my phone decided to take a drink of water. Phone still works perfect but my indicator inside is now red so no more warranty for me. So now I want to root but I know absolutely nothing about doing so. (ie... Gingerbread, titanium, ROM, flash, abd, wype... Ect) I don't know what any of these terms meen...... Can some one pls educate me.... ThAnks

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    Gingerbread: this is android 2.3.X it is the latest and greatest phone OS for android. it is very similar to what you are seeing/using now (android 2.2.1) but it is just a little quicker, more polished,better looking. and may look slightly different.

    titanium: is an app you can download from the market (i would highly suggest the paid version) it allows you to backup and restore your apps. wiping the phone is not such a bad thing with this app. i got my droid X back up and running with 100+ apps within a half hour of a data wipe.
    ROM: this is basically the system you phone runs on. i am no TB power user yet, but this may be called an RUU for this phone. but both are the system the phone is running off of.
    flash: this could mean adobe FLASH (videos in browser) or it could mean the process of applying a custom ROM. you may read something like " flash this ROM" this simply means apply the ROM file to your phone so it will run that ROM.
    abd: Android Debugging Bridge. i have been using android and ROOTING for over a year and never actually used it. it is the interface used between computer and phone to do a bunch of things. but you usually wont have to deal with it unless you want to really get into the phone.
    wype: no idea on this. Wipe usually means wiping data/cache which is usually done before flashing a ROM. this ensures a clean slate and is a very good rule to follow.
    SWYPE is an android keyboard that is pretty sweet. i believe you have to be part of the swype beta program to get the keyboard on the thunderbolt.
     
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  3. jirwin1980

    jirwin1980 New Member

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    Thanks a bunch. You have no idea how much that clears a lot of my questions up.

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    We understand. Droid terminology can be a bit daunting at first and welcome to the community.
     
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    MrKleen Senior Member

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    Rooting will not void your warranty if you simply unroot and revert to stock if you need to go to Verizon.

    Anyway I am all for rooting and installing roms if you enjoy that as I do.

    But I wouldn't do it only because you have someone pushing you to do it. I would only do it if it is what you really want. If you are completely happy with the way things are you could wait until you want to have change. And without doing your homework and lots of reading you could even mess things up.

    I am not trying to talk you out of rooting and honestly I am usually trying to convince everyone to do it... lol. The only reason I am saying any of this is because you said you were happy with the way things were.

    For those of us that enjoy installing roms it can become very time consuming. It is a great deal of fun if you decide to go this route, but I would give it thought and do homework first.

    Best of luck!
     
  6. jirwin1980

    jirwin1980 New Member

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    I agree completely.... But I'm a gear head and I cant leave anything stock. If it can be made bigger, bettwr, or faster then I gotta have it. Which is kinda how I ended up with this phone.... I walked in the Verizon store and told the guy I wanted the baddest phone they had out... And he didn't hesitate taking me right to the thunderbolt.... And I thank him for that. The more I read up on this thing the more I'm hooked.

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