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Why do people use Droid Root Helper etc

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Matth3w, Feb 2, 2010.

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    Seems that there are a ton of issues with force closing, remounting etc etc. You don't need to use these programs to root your droid. The only program outside of the rom/update/SPR files that you should need is terminal emulator. Anything else and you are adding additional chances for screw ups in your steps, in my opinion.
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    thank you for your opinion. DRH worked well for me and i didn't have to do a ton of typing (wanna talk about chances to screw up..) in a terminal emulator.

    that's why.
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    I wasn't criticizing those who have used it I was just asking if there was a particular reason. I have seen a lot of people with force close issues trying to use it, so I was trying to figure out if there was a reason, other than not having to type out the commands obviously. :)
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    not having to type out commands and ease of use. not everyone is having FC issues, you are just hearing about all of them.
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    True I guess, huh? You normally only hear about things when people complain, never to praise, right? :icon_ banana:
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    Same here, use it cause its just easy.

    No problems yet **knocks on wood**
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    if it keeps 10% of the people from coming here and saying "help, how do I install roms" I am all for it. I bought DRHPro just to support the author, because there's a chance that some important development might not get knocked back to page 3 in 4 hours because of "please help" threads.
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    I used it and I did have the F/C issues but the instructions included with DRH said it was going to FC.

    The main reason I used it is because I don't have a clue what I'm doing either. lol
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    Only time I ever used DRH was when I first rooted and wanted to flash recovery, flash_image and busybox
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    I am all about DRH. I think it is the shiznit for sure. Also I have noticed that many apps that require root access FC on the first run when you always allow...

    Ease of use. I am NOT typing out all those damn commands if I dont have too :D
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    I use to use DRH because I am lazy :D

    But since the sholes.info team added the sysrw and sysro aliases to their ROM, I just use their ROM and those aliases.
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    DRH was pretty convenient when I first rooted. I bought DRP to support them. I suggest it to all new rooters. It made busybox, flash image and sprecovery installs quick and painless
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    i couldn't get DRH to work so i did it the old fashioned way using the terminal emulator. the terminal emulator made it super easy, just kinda lengthy.
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    Instal of busybox/flash_image so simple. After awhile FC's seemed to quit.

    Kept the old versioin of DRH to change boot animations on the go!
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    I agree, but also the ease of use is a BIG deal when it comes to this type of thing. People get really nervous messing with things they don't know about. I'm not as nervous anymore because I installed 3-5 times, had issues, went back to stock, reinstalled. I feel comfortable.

    The easier, the better. Personally, I just did the root/install rom thing without Droid Root Helper. It DOES seem some people are having problems with it, but we probably hear more about the problems than the success stories.

    Its frustrating that some people have issues, and some don't. The thing I wonder is "why"? Is it an app? Is it a particular setup? Oh well. My phone is perfect right now except for 2 VERY small bugs, which I can more than live with, they are almost not worth mentioning.


    -Wil
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    I would much rather do it manually. I get a satisfaction for typing the code out and getting my hands dirty.
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    For someone like me that is constantly changing things, DRH is a big help. I can't run ADB at work, so I tend to do a lot of little things on the Term Emu and if I can save myself time (and the chance of being dicovered punching code into my phone all day at work) then I take it. Even little things like changing the bootanimation are just a couple of clicks away :icon_ banana: