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Should I root now if Froyo is coming out soon?
I just got the Epic 4g and am thinking about rooting it to get access to some features and remove some bloatware. I'm a novice with this stuff, so sorry in advance if this is a stupid question: should I root the phone now with the Froyo update supposedly around the corner?
My concern is if I root the phone now, it may
a. negatively affect the Froyo update and
b. require a re-rooting of the phone after the official Froyo update is released.
I know there is a method to install Froyo now post-root, but my understanding is that it is a beta version or something like that, so I would rather not risk my phone.
- 09-24-2010, 01:10 PM #2
If I were you I'd root now and get some practice messing around with these tools so you're ready when the Froyo root comes out You will have to re-root for Froyo but it's not a big deal. And if you're worried about your phone never being the same again, check out this thread - it's a method to wipe your phone clean back to stock. You can use this when Froyo comes out to easily update from stock too.
- 09-24-2010, 02:01 PM #3
- 09-24-2010, 04:21 PM #4
- 09-28-2010, 07:18 PM #6
I am rooted with the one-click method on the other forum. I also happed to flash a new kernal, rom and theme and my Epic is now overly fast, good battery life and no problems that I can't live with. I was on the fence about going back to the EVO, but now that I have the ability to change ROMs on the fly (even though not too many are available yet...give it time).
My point is this, you can root and then later choose to reflash ROMs, but rooting alone will be fine for your requests.
- 09-28-2010, 07:57 PM #7
The only thing that will effect froyo is if you remove certain core apps that will break the phones ability to update. Rooting does nothing to effect the phones capabilities, but like all hacks/mods should only be done if there is a need.My mobile device timeline:
Misc electronic organizers -> Cassiopeia -> palm pilot III -> m100 -> Palm Pilot VII and Zire 21 -> Treo 90 -> Treo 650 -> PPC6700 -> Treo 755p -> PPC6800 -> Palm Pro -> Palm Pre -> Samsung moment -> Samsung Epic 4g -> HTC EVO Shift 4g-> Galaxy Nexus-> EVO LTE
- 09-29-2010, 02:03 PM #8
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- 10-03-2010, 05:52 PM #10