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    Hey there to all

    Just wondering if there is any way to get the new 4.2 Keyboad that was posted on Droid Life yesterday, installed on the prime? Not rooted. 100% stock for me.
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    Is there an APK out there for it? Have you tried installing it?
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    Ya I have, and when installing it gives me an error message that says, app not installed.
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    Have you tried getting the APK from multiple sources, just to make sure it wasn't something wrong with the APK?

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    Can you provide a link for the apk? I'll test and report back as to whether it works for me.
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    I was just using the links that were in this post:
    http://www.droid-life.com/2012/11/02...-for-flashing/
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    That link says you need to be rooted and have a custom recovery. You're meant to flash those zips through recovery. If you don't know what root is, than you don't have it. Rooting voids you warranty, and if you're stupid/run the root procedure wrong/ flash something not meant for your device, you will have done a magic trick: turning your fully working, beautiful tablet into a large, thin, shiny paperweight. It isn't for the faint of heart. Head over to Jerry's stickied FAQ in the hacking forum to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Va1ha11a View Post
    Rooting voids you warranty
    But you can generally unroot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinator View Post
    But you can generally unroot.
    +1, but unlocking your bootloader will void your warranty and you cannot undo this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lt thistle View Post
    +1, but unlocking your bootloader will void your warranty and you cannot undo this.

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    I don't know if they'd check if you had it unrooted. All I know is I talked to a guy at Verizon when I was getting service done once, and, asked him flat out if they'd know if you unrooted your phone, he said, probably not. The guy seemed like he was being candid with me throughout our conversation. It's a risk you take if you want to root, ya know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinator View Post
    But you can generally unroot.
    I was honestly trying to scare him a little. Better to be a little wary I think. With all of the nicely labeled tools in the Optimus S forums, we often had people root and than install ROM Mangler (which on this Optimus causes a perma-brick) and than come writing a new thread saying "Help me Please". I'd rather turn members away from rooting than encourage them to do it, because IMO it's not something you do for the fun of it, and only if there is something you actually really want to do that requires root. If you want it that badly, you'll overcome my caution and make a well-informed decision to unlock/root. However, you have to use Asus's bootloader unlock tool, which sends your Serial Number back to Asus, so they won't necessarily repair it. I've heard stories of it being repaired despite having an unlocked bootloader, but I wouldn't chance it. Wait till your year warrenty is up, than root and unlock away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va1ha11a View Post
    because IMO it's not something you do for the fun of it
    I rooted my GTAB7 for the fun of it, lol. It was my first time rooting, and, figured I'd do it on the device I care least about. But, I do agree. If you have no reason to root a device, leave it stock. My Prime and X2 are stock. I can't ever see myself rooting my Prime but, the X2 could use it, that's for sure.
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    Yeah, the day my Optimus's warrenty was up, I headed over to the Rooting Roms and Hacks subforum, but my evo and tfp are both stock still. I rooted the optimus out of necessity; Stock unrooted has more bloatware than the prime, and the Optimus has only 120 mb of internal storage! (Yes, you read that right). The Gingerbread update broke a lot of stuff, so I had to do something about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va1ha11a View Post
    Yeah, the day my Optimus's warrenty was up
    I have TEC with Verizon, which is the only reason I haven't jumped to rooting my X2. If I didn't have it, I would have gone for it the day the warranty was up. I'm on my third X2, so, it's definitely served me well. I want to cancel it and give it a go, but, I have been hesitating a bit because I know the day I do, it'll break, lol. And, I don't have an upgrade until February first.

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    the Optimus has only 120 mb of internal storage! (Yes, you read that right).
    Geez, that is brutal, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinator View Post
    I have TEC with Verizon, which is the only reason I haven't jumped to rooting my X2. If I didn't have it, I would have gone for it the day the warranty was up. I'm on my third X2, so, it's definitely served me well. I want to cancel it and give it a go, but, I have been hesitating a bit because I know the day I do, it'll break, lol. And, I don't have an upgrade until February first.
    Agreed with rooting phones and then breaking I think that will, always be a concern I guess the only way it wouldn't be a concern is if you could afford to replace it should it break..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexusisneecesary View Post
    Agreed with rooting phones and then breaking I think that will, always be a concern I guess the only way it wouldn't be a concern is if you could afford to replace it should it break..

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    Well, I'm definitely concerned with bricking it, since I couldn't find a great guide for the phone, and it's a Motorola, but, that's not what I meant. I meant the minute I cancel my TEC, I'll drop it in a pool or something, lol.

    Also, what're you doing in here NiN? You don't even have a Prime.
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    Unless you plan on buying another moto (hard to hack) or the gsIII (which for VZW has a locked bootloader, which is also hard to hack) You might want to get the HTC Droid DNA that is rumored to be coming out in the next months. This thing is gonna be a monster, similar to The HTC J Butterfly released in Japan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va1ha11a View Post
    Unless you plan on buying another moto (hard to hack) or the gsIII (which for VZW has a locked bootloader, which is also hard to hack) You might want to get the HTC Droid DNA that is rumored to be coming out in the next months. This thing is gonna be a monster, similar to The HTC J Butterfly released in Japan
    I do not plan to get another Moto phone, partially for that reason. I have my eye on the Note 2 for my next phone when that time comes around. I don't necessarily care about rooting, so long as the device runs good out of the box.
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    Would you like a stand for your new tv sir? Lol.
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    Lolol. While it's definitely big, I don't think it's too big. I slipped my GTAB7 in my pocket the other day, and, that was definitely too big. But, I think the Note 2 would be a good size. I'll of course do research and mess with one before I buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinator View Post
    Well, I'm definitely concerned with bricking it, since I couldn't find a great guide for the phone, and it's a Motorola, but, that's not what I meant. I meant the minute I cancel my TEC, I'll drop it in a pool or something, lol.

    Also, what're you doing in here NiN? You don't even have a Prime.
    Ah I see, that sounds like my kind of luck...lol I was feeling like wandering to distant lands lolin reality just figured I would share my opinion...

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    Ah I see, that sounds like my kind of luck...lol I was feeling like wandering to distant lands lolin reality just figured I would share my opinion...

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    Exactly. It's all good NiN, was just messing with you.
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    Exactly. It's all good NiN, was just messing with you.
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    Alright, so going back to my original topic, are there any apks for the prime that u can use and don't need to be rooted?
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    It wouldn't surprise me to hear there aren't. Since it's a stock keyboard it needs to be in /system/app, which is a folder you can't access without root.

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