1. ooak's Avatar
    I came from palm(hp) webos. Im used to the homebrew community and how easy it is to do. Im also hearing alot about rooting an android device. Im currently waiting for the evo 3d( which would be my first android experience).I have heard about rooting devices, and would like to know exactly what rooting does to the phones. If these ?s have been answered, can u pls let me kno what thread to read. Any help would be appreciated.
    jraw23 and sledge007 like this.
    06-22-2011 08:57 PM
  2. Verdes8891's Avatar
    Rooting basically bypasses the security system on the phone allowing you to customize whatever you want and remove bloatware.

    Sent from my EVOlution
    06-22-2011 08:58 PM
  3. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    With the reported ability to remove bloatware simply by deleting it, would it be accurate to say that the biggest reason to root would be for custom themes?

    Also a new (to-be, Friday) Android user.
    06-22-2011 09:02 PM
  4. mike44pl's Avatar
    With the reported ability to remove bloatware simply by deleting it, would it be accurate to say that the biggest reason to root would be for custom themes?

    Also a new (to-be, Friday) Android user.
    Yes, but what you call "themes", is called a ROM, and it's actually much more than a theme, it's the entire new UI.
    Djblue, sledge007 and TheMatrix31 like this.
    06-22-2011 09:51 PM
  5. Djblue's Avatar
    ^What Mike said.
    Putting a new rom on a phone is like getting a new phone. It changes everything and bumps up the life of any android phone. Right now my Hero has gingerbread....it didn't even get froyo and makes the phone run better than it ever would staying stock
    With custom roms we could still use this phone 3 years from now and it would still be great. Also rooting brings great root apps like wifi tether, titanium backup, and crossfire(which should allow any phone to play tegra 2 exclusive content) and more
    06-22-2011 10:00 PM
  6. theotherlinh's Avatar
    another big plus would be wifi tethering, tho I'm new too, I'd assume most of the roms would have it.

    the question I have is... which rom groups are the most stable, heh
    06-22-2011 10:12 PM
  7. mike44pl's Avatar
    another big plus would be wifi tethering, tho I'm new too, I'd assume most of the roms would have it.

    the question I have is... which rom groups are the most stable, heh
    Well the most well known ROMs are Cyanogen Mods. But if you're new to android I would suggest you stick with Sense, because it's really simple and nice for new users... After like a year or so after getting used to android and wanting to try new stuff on your android you can try some other ROMs, that's my suggestion.
    sledge007 likes this.
    06-22-2011 10:16 PM
  8. trooper54's Avatar
    I came from palm(hp) webos. Im used to the homebrew community and how easy it is to do. Im also hearing alot about rooting an android device. Im currently waiting for the evo 3d( which would be my first android experience).I have heard about rooting devices, and would like to know exactly what rooting does to the phones. If these ?s have been answered, can u pls let me kno what thread to read. Any help would be appreciated.
    Check this page out, it has all your rooting questions and desires answered

    http://www.androidcentral.com/root
    06-22-2011 10:33 PM
  9. jnl813's Avatar
    I came from palm(hp) webos. Im used to the homebrew community and how easy it is to do. Im also hearing alot about rooting an android device. Im currently waiting for the evo 3d( which would be my first android experience).I have heard about rooting devices, and would like to know exactly what rooting does to the phones. If these ?s have been answered, can u pls let me kno what thread to read. Any help would be appreciated.
    Don't root yet ...your new enjoy the software first, for at least a couple months.



    Sent from my Sexy Nexus 4G
    ooak likes this.
    06-22-2011 10:37 PM
  10. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    Can you tether to your computer through a wire if you don't root?
    06-22-2011 10:45 PM
  11. mike44pl's Avatar
    Yes no problem. Just download an app like PDAnet
    sledge007 and TheMatrix31 like this.
    06-22-2011 11:49 PM
  12. theotherlinh's Avatar
    Well the most well known ROMs are Cyanogen Mods. But if you're new to android I would suggest you stick with Sense, because it's really simple and nice for new users... After like a year or so after getting used to android and wanting to try new stuff on your android you can try some other ROMs, that's my suggestion.
    heh, not too afraid of rooting here Though, I avoid it if I can, however... eventually I get that itch to mess with the phone. I should have time while someone breaks the bootloader. And I'm mostly wondering to prep for ICS =)
    06-23-2011 07:25 AM
  13. sledge007's Avatar
    Waiting on an Incredible S from Bell myself, Friday they say....well girlfriends phone, I'm still slugging it out with a Pre and thanks OP for starting this one(thread), and to those that responded. Trying to get a little ahead of the game before we get it.
    06-23-2011 07:31 AM
  14. VDub2174's Avatar
    heh, not too afraid of rooting here Though, I avoid it if I can, however... eventually I get that itch to mess with the phone. I should have time while someone breaks the bootloader. And I'm mostly wondering to prep for ICS =)
    I'm with you on this one! I had my EVO for about a month or two before I rooted and only waited that long cause I wanted to make sure I understood the process. Once I bit the bullet I became a ROM flashing beast

    There are alot of ROMs out there to fit almost everyone's needs. I'm currently going between a hybrid Sense 3.0 ROM and an AOSP ROM (the one in my sig). I like the AOSP ROM cause as of right now the Sense ROM doesn't have any kernels, AOSP battery life is much much better for me
    06-23-2011 08:21 AM
  15. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    Can you tether to your computer through a wire if you don't root?
    I know the option was there on the EVO but the functionality is blocked unless you are paying for the tethering service. Another good reason to root is you can load a wireless hotspot app and use it for free. I do recall an app that worked for cabled tethering without being rooted, it was called PDAnet, I believe.
    06-23-2011 10:07 AM
  16. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    Well the most well known ROMs are Cyanogen Mods. But if you're new to android I would suggest you stick with Sense, because it's really simple and nice for new users... After like a year or so after getting used to android and wanting to try new stuff on your android you can try some other ROMs, that's my suggestion.
    I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with just about everything in this post. Cyanogen makes 1 of many well known ROMs for the EVO, and I'm sure that will continue to be the case for the EVO 3D. I rooted my phone after just a few months of getting it simply because I wanted the "option" of having something new. There isn't anything "easier" about Sense, IMO, it's just a different UI, so things are arranged and organized differently and the options are different. Rooting really doesn't have anything to do with wanting something new as you can root and stay with the stock ROM if you choose. Rooting just gives you the option to load ROMs when you are ready for something different. That being said, I do plan on using the stock Sense 3.0 UI for a while, because it's new and I like new things. However, this will get old, for me, after a while and I will want to try other ROMs.

    If you're interested in knowing, here is a list of all the more popular ROMs for the EVO:
    http://evo4g.roms-db.com/

    This list isn't indicative of what will be available for the E3D, but hopefully some of the bigger developer names (Cyanogen, Kushdeck, Virus, eVoKings, Misfit, Tyzing, flipzmode, aamikam, etc...) will all support ROMs for the new E3D platform.
    06-23-2011 10:15 AM
  17. chong67's Avatar
    My first Android phone is coming tomorrow. Cant wait for the 3D. Will enjoy it and do the ROOT later when it comes out.
    06-26-2011 08:53 PM
  18. affliction's Avatar
    Hi

    Sent From My HTC EVO 3D
    07-05-2011 02:07 AM
  19. garmar's Avatar
    Can you tether to your computer through a wire if you don't root?
    Yes... Download Easy Tether from the Market. The free version allows you to do USB tether.
    07-19-2011 03:42 PM
  20. ricky daniel's Avatar
    Hoe do u root. Can't. Find apparently to root
    02-10-2012 10:21 AM
  21. zmann's Avatar
    My first Android phone is coming tomorrow. Cant wait for the 3D. Will enjoy it and do the ROOT later when it comes out.
    I like you started out with palm and had my pre patched to the max. My first Android was the evo 4G and I did not root it. When the 3d came out i was first in line and told myself "maybe I will root this time around but only if I feel the need to". So far I have not. Very easy to delete much of the bloat without rooting and I have loved the device as is to this point. With Ics right around the corner I still have no reason to root. Good luck with your new 3d, it is a great device.

    Galaxy tab 10.1
    02-10-2012 10:32 AM
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