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    Ok so finally this coming Christmas will be the time to get my first smart phone The Droid X. So, starting off I bought some screen protectors and the Otterbox Defender case. I've been silently reading and not posting on her for monthes now. But I still have some questions that weren't made clear from reading. Rooting is the Droid equivilent to the Iphone Jailbreak does this mean it also makes the droid apps free like the Iphone? Also just want some basics on what I should know about the phone. I plan on rooting a month or so down the road. I don't want to just get the phone then automatically root it I want to be able to see the clear advantages of rooting first. I am a 18 year old manager at a computer place so I am decently computer savvy so I look foward to seeing the power this phone will contain.

    Also I'm happy to join the Droid family! dancedroid
     
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    Rooting doesn't give you free apps. The Android Market is where you'd download most of your popular apps(paid or free). Being computer savvy and android savvy are completely different things.
     
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    As I know but I will catch on quick. So then you answered my question rooting does not give you the paid apps for free.
     
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    Rooting wont really make your phone any faster or make it look any faster or automatically unlock things that werent there. From what i know rooting just allows you to do things to the phone that the phone manufacturer, ie motorola, does not want you to do. Things like putting a different ROM, slapping on a cool looking theme, or removing apps you could not before. And for getting free apps, i mean cmon theyre like what, at most 3-5 bucks for a really good app and most are around a dollhair. Support the dev of the app so he can make his work better. Plus there are ways to get free apps even without rooting but no i wont tell you how because i dont do that.
     
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    And also because you know discussions of that nature are not allowed in the Droid Forums, right?
     
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    And also because you know discussions of that nature are not allowed in the Droid Forums, right?[/QUOTE]

    Uh...yes? jk but now i do. :)
     
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    Yeah was just checking that is basically what I thought rooting did. Cool so basically gives me admin controls over the Droid x.
     
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    Anything else I should be aware of before I recieve said device? Tips or tricks?
     
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    Paying for your apps instead of stealing them is a good piece of advice in my opinion.
     
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    If you don't have a gmail account already, go ahead and get one
     
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    Thank you, as I do not have one yet.
     
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    I was just asking if it was the same as jailbreaking. I did not once say how do i get apps for free. Just a question don't jump on me.
     
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    I read most if not all of those articles earlier today. They were very helpful.

    And also thanks for clearing that up I get it now.

    Also thank you. dancedroid
     
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