1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    So, you have just rooted your device. You are on your way to opening up many more options to making your device yours. This guide is going to cover basic ideas and principals of a rooted device. A list of Do and Do Not if you will.

    DO:
    1.Install a custom recovery.
    1a. Custom recoveries can do so much more than stock. Many root methods often cover this, in many instances, it's part of the process.

    2. Make a Nandroid of your current setup before making any other changes.
    2a. Changes include but not limited to: custom kernels, Xposed Framework, flashing a updated or different ROM. You need a clean starting point in case something does go wrong.

    3. Flashing a rooted stock ROM/custom ROM to help prevent an OTA from being installed.

    4. Install Titanium Backup
    4a. Titanium can back up application data, so that if you do need to do a reset, you can restore your data.


    DO NOT:
    1. Attempt to accept an OTA (Over The Air) update.
    1a. In the best situation, this will reboot you into recovery and attempt to install, and fail. In which case, you reboot and there are no worries. In the worst situation, this can cause a bricked device, in which usually flashing a stock ROM through the bootloader is probably the only viable solution.

    2. Flash ROMs for a different device/carrier. Stick to ROMs for your exact model number. This is a general rule of thumb. If a Developer says otherwise, fine.

    3. Flash bootloaders from other devices. An offshoot of the previous point. Since the bootloader is a part of the ROM, the incorrect bootloader can cause a brick as the device won't know what to do from step one to step two.

    4. Flash kernels for different OS versions. This will cause a bootloop. Kernels not supported for your device may cause the same thing. An easy fix is restoring a previous Nandroid.
    VDub2174, belodion and VW Maverick like this.
    04-23-2015 09:15 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Will add to the list as I think of them, and upon user request.
    04-28-2015 09:12 AM
  3. anon8380037's Avatar
    Is Android Central advising of a way for people to revert back to KitKat from Lollipop through rooting.
    05-07-2015 08:20 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Is Android Central advising of a way for people to revert back to KitKat from Lollipop through rooting.
    We try. It's difficult sometimes, as say, Samsung occasionally make a change in the new bootloader so that the OS can't be reverted.
    anon8380037 likes this.
    05-07-2015 08:25 AM
  5. anon8380037's Avatar
    We try. It's difficult sometimes, as say, Samsung occasionally locks down the new bootloader so that the OS can't be reverted.
    OK thanks.
    05-07-2015 08:28 AM
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    09-01-2016 05:17 PM

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