what is the fastest way to fully root?
i have a few questions.
1. whats the difference between "Fully" Root and regular Root.
2. Is there a fast way to root your phone, like lets say a 1 click way to do it?
3. What are the Pro's of rooting.
4. What are the cons.
5. Does it cost any money? if so how much.
5. Lets say if rooting my phone damages my phone somehow to no longer be Fixable, Will warranty work or like some company if they see you broke your phone by messing with it then warranty wont help.
Sorry for all the questions but i'm sure you guys understand that rooting a phone like a Evo that the person would wanna know everything possible about it.
thanks alot guys, anything else that should be noted please mention in the thread please.
- 03-21-2011, 12:53 PM #2
- 197 Posts
- UNleashed Z one/net4.3sbc
i take it you have not read any of the stickied threads or maybe any of the other many threads people have asked the same questions?
anyhoo heres a nice thread about most of your questions: http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...questions.html
here is the best way to root and its free to answer your 2nd to last question: http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...27-2011-a.html
last question....its very hard to "damage" your phone because of rooting. and as far as warranty work you just flash it back to stock before taking it in. theres also a thread about that: http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...uu-method.html
- 03-21-2011, 01:13 PM #4
- 197 Posts
- UNleashed Z one/net4.3sbc
what are your goals with the phone since you are wanting to root? custom roms? tethering/hotspot? im sure better battery is a given :P the link i gave to rooting is an excellent guide to rooting and even has screenshots so you can match what your doing with the correct way. just read thru it a few times before attempting so you can get a grasp on it. and if you follow that guide at the end you will have the sprint lovers rom on it which is a pretty good stock feel rom....if thats not for you there are plenty of roms out there that may go with what your looking for as far as theming/speed etc. i personally used myns warm 2.2 rls 4 and 5 for the longest time and now im using myns warm z which is a ported rom from the desire z but has sense 2.0....no 4g so if you rely on 4g at all it wont be for you.
Mainly is of course the battery (walking around with a spare battery is just embarrassing )
Want to change my UI at will. (these adw and LP are just useless and can't stand them. you can't use the HTC Widgets and just slow and choppy )
Knowledge is Power! . I love my phone its with me at all times of the day and never leaves my side and i wanna know everything there is to know about it. and that includes rooting and tethering.
and tethering is of course another plus. I travel to chicago atleast once a month and would love to use my laptop on the go. ( not sure if that's what tethering is exactly, but thats why im reading)
- 03-21-2011, 06:56 PM #6
I agree with the advice from the other posters. Better to read and watch YouTube until you grow sick than to rush and have an oh snap! moment when something goes unexpectedly. (It always happens sooner or later ). I rooted about a month or so ago and I haven't looked back since. Oh be prepared to get MUCH less sleep after yummy root. I literally have experienced a marked decline in sleep, but flashing is so much fun!
- 03-21-2011, 10:57 PM #8
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- 03-22-2011, 04:42 PM #13
you for sure deserve a paypal donation for all this your doing. Appreciate it really
- 03-25-2011, 12:24 AM #15
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- 03-27-2011, 09:24 AM #19
So other than learning more (which I'm not knocking at all) is there any benefit to rooting "the hard way" as opposed to using Unrevoked? I thought I remember hearing that Unrevoked doesn't "fully" root your Evo, though I don't know if that was true or if that was just speculation. (or maybe that used to be the case months ago but isn't any longer)
So if person A roots their EVO the hard way, and person B roots their EVO using Unrevoked, once finished are they both the same? Or does person A have some additional capabilities or advantages by having done it the hard way?
- 03-27-2011, 09:52 AM #20
Using the instructions to root "the hard way" takes you through rooting, installing a custom recovery, and installing Sprint Lovers ROM. So you will be all set when you are done. If I'm not mistaken, using Unrevoked3 will get you rooted with a custom recovery, then you flash a custom ROM separately. There's really nothing wrong with that. It is just a matter of preference. Personally I am glad I did it the hard way because I am more familiar with the tools you might need to use to troubleshoot and file locations. Hope that sheds a little light