Why We Want Root

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Hacks' started by Mercutio, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. nerdkill

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    all that i want to make this phone perfect... the helix launcher with my sense. all i wanted to do was get rid of sense before i got the phone, now i love it. but then i install my helix launcher and i lose all of my sense widgets which are amazingly impressive. i really hope when it gets rooted i can have both without switching.
     
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    The only thing that I REALLY want out of root is a way to get rid of some of the apps that are preinstalled.
     
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    I too was VERY disapointed by this. I LOVE the sense UI, but the helix launcher is what I really love. And, not being able to have these sense widgets sucks. I don't know if it's posible or not, but at least maybe we'll be able to mod the stock sense ui launcher to get rid of that stupid + sign.


    I'd like to see different LED colors for different options, possible overclocking, even if it's only a couple hundred Mhz. And above all, want to get rid of some of the stock stuff that's in the phone that I don't use or want.
     
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    man if i dont get su permissions soon i might crack lol.
    i love putting my own LWP on the phone and making the pngs my own personal color.
    i never realized how much customization i used on the DROID till my DI showed up and i switched.
    and i also love the different leds for notifications i had on droid

    hope someone cracks it soon but i read that HTC really locks down their phones.
    i think even the one guy who rooted the desire still didnt have persmissions to write to the partition.

    might be a long haul on this one. hope i dont crack and go back to the moto.
    if froyo comes out and gives the moto 200+ more ram i might switch back
    :<
     
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    If you root the incredible do you get free games and apps just like jailbreaking the iPhone?
     
  6. adrynalyne

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    If you don't have permission to right to the partition, then you aren't rooted ;)

    Here is to hoping I can root and kill that lame city ID app before I go off the deep end and take a hammer to the phone.
     
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    Pretty sure you can wifi tether with the stock options. Yeah as soon as you plug your device in via USB it asks if you want to share your mobile network with your pc.
     
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    This is really what kept my from getting the Incredible. My work uses a Cisco Concentrator and without root there is no hope of connecting.... if VPN Connections gets going on rooted Incredible then I might get one.

    I'd like to be able to compare the screen side by side though especially in daylight... /ot
     
  9. Mercutio

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    That's USB tether.
     
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    What would be the point of wifi tethering? So their are no cables? Seems like overkill to me. You can connect to wifi hotspots if that is what you are trying to achieve?
     
  11. carpecervisi

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    Boy, I hope I get this right because there's nothing I hate more than being wrong when answering a question...

    The main point of WiFi tethering is to effectively make your phone a moble hotspot allowing other devices (notebook, netbook, iPad, etc) see your phone as a new network, join that SID and connect to the internet via your phone's 3g data connection.

    Did I get that right?
     
  12. b16a2smith

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    Very much so, why would i chase a hotspot? When I could have it every where?