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    Default thinking about rooting....

    Okay, I can wait for Gingerbread any more and I am thinking about rooting my charge. I have a few questions I am hoping you guys can help me with:

    1. Will I lose all of my apps if I root and then put the latest gingerbread release on?

    2. When the official update comes out will I be prompted to update or because I am rooted will I have to go back to stock?

    3. I guess the most important question, I do I do this and put on the latest gingerbread leak?
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    Default Re: thinking about rooting....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprout004 View Post
    Okay, I can wait for Gingerbread any more and I am thinking about rooting my charge. I have a few questions I am hoping you guys can help me with:

    1. Will I lose all of my apps if I root and then put the latest gingerbread release on?
    You will have to wipe data so you will need to start fresh again

    2. When the official update comes out will I be prompted to update or because I am rooted will I have to go back to stock?

    You will no longer get over the air updates, but the rom developers updates much much more frequent and quicker than verizon can dream of. Case in point, you are still waiting for the gingerbread rom, while its already out for rooted users, small bugs and glitches will be addressed it they are discovered by the users, while verizon's will not get that kind of immediate feed back.
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    Default Re: thinking about rooting....

    The prospect of rooting my phone that is less than 2 weeks old was extremely intimidating to me at first. Once getting over the initial anxiety, I realized it wasn't so bad. It is just a shame that we have to do these things in order to address things like data connection drop.

    On a side note, I did brick the wife's Charge once. It was not a very good day in the neighborhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsquare86 View Post
    The prospect of rooting my phone that is less than 2 weeks old was extremely intimidating to me at first. Once getting over the initial anxiety, I realized it wasn't so bad. It is just a shame that we have to do these things in order to address things like data connection drop.

    On a side note, I did brick the wife's Charge once. It was not a very good day in the neighborhood.

    yea...that sounds like a bad day. I guess I am also confused as to what do...do I go with gummy or use the latest leak? Not to mention how do I go about doing this. I thank you guys greatly for your help...I am sure I sound like a tool.
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    Default Re: thinking about rooting....

    We all were new once, remember that. Samsung phones are really hard to permanently brick. You can soft brick it pretty easily and also throw it into a boot look, but if you can get to the downlaod screen, you are safe.

    Since your a bit nervous and new to all this go with Gummy. It is easy to put on, and an all around great ROM. Doing it will also give you experience with ODIN and with CWM. If you mess it up, you just go back to ed2 and start again. With the GB leak, if it gets messed up it can be tougher to get back to start
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    Default Re: thinking about rooting....

    I am going to agree with piizzadude. GummyCharged2.0 is the way to go. It is easy and quick to do. The release that I used is GCFE2.0

    I just rooted and flashed GummyCharged2.0 yesterday, and am loving it. I backed up my apps and data using mybackuppro and astro before rooting(both are free), and my apps were re-downloaded from the market. If you also want, there are several apps that store app lists, so that you can manually redownload them later.

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