To root or not to root
I am considering rooting my EVO. I have never done this to any of my previous phones and I don't even know where to begin. What are some advantages/disadvantages of rooting? Can the process be undone if I choose to? Does it void your warranty? What does the process entail? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
- 09-19-2010, 02:56 PM #2
Here you go, these should help.
#1. http://forum.androidcentral.com/hack...ting-here.html Android Forums > Android Chat > Hacking
Rooting FAQ's (please post all related questions and concerns about rooting in here)
#2. http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...2-windows.htmlAndroid Forums > HTC Android Devices > HTC EVO 4G > HTC EVO 4G ROMs/Hacks
[How to] Rooting HTC EVO Froyo 2.2 (Windows)
#3. http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...urn-stock.html Android Forums > HTC Android Devices > HTC EVO 4G > HTC EVO 4G ROMs/Hacks
[How To] Unroot and return to stock.
- 09-19-2010, 03:35 PM #3
1. Free Wifi tether
2. can run apps that can control the cpu frequency to save battery
3. Can Remove Sprint Bloatware (nascar, nfl, sprint tv, etc)
1. none I can think of
Yes, you can root and go back to stock when you want. If the Sprint repair center discovers you may be rooted they may or may not cover any damage done to the phone.
how do you root? search "How to root Evo 4G 2.2" on Google. lots of links.
- 09-19-2010, 04:10 PM #4
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- 09-19-2010, 06:40 PM #8
There are some great links already posted to this thread, best start is to read those.
If you decide on a custom ROM, read the thread (xda-developers has alot of custom ROM threads in their EVO section) to learn
a) what the rom is designed to do (some allow overclocking, etc)
b) what experiences other users have had with loading the ROM. (There are a few that I avoided because other folks' experienced problems I wouldn't want to deal with.)
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- 09-19-2010, 07:37 PM #10
Is this person new to online forums?
Are they new to the site?
Can I help them without being an *** but let them do some of the legwork themselves?
And most of all will what I post help or hurt the thread?
We are getting more and more new Android owners everyday and not all will be familiar with the accepted way of gathering knowledge about their new phone. So if you do not having anything of value to contribute, go away.
- 09-19-2010, 08:23 PM #11Retired Moderator
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All he had too do is go to the roms hacks section, I'm always ready to help people and do alot but I mean cmon. There's like 5 of these same threads gliding around with the same topic.
Oh and don't bother schooling me on forums lol. Besides we are big kids now.
That's all I have too say, I don't want an argument here.
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- 01-14-2011, 03:12 PM #14
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Just go for it! Root away :)
I did it the other day on my Evo 4G and it's awesome. It all depends on you and what your looking for. If you want to keep it as stock as possible but without the bloat and remove the Sense UI then use Vaelpak's ROM its clean and very good.
I installed and currently use CyanogenMOD 6.x because I wanted to be close to all Android and Google goodness than having Sprint's take on it. The good thing is you can switch to any rom for the Evo you like. Try em all and find one that works for you. You can always RUU and return to bone stock if needed and unroot. But why?? Have fun and root away!
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- 01-14-2011, 07:17 PM #16
If you root to remove bloat, whatever you do do not just delete/uninstall it if you do this instead of freezing it you will never be able to get OTA updates on your phone unless you backed up the apk files and put them back and reset the correct UNIX permissions.
Easy solution, FREEZE the bloat, it keeps it from running and makes it invisible to your system. Titanium Backup Premium has this capability along with other features for about $6 as does my own app, Bloat Freezer which can also freeze apps that TB premium can't, for $1.49.
Freezing is simple, one click.
- 01-14-2011, 07:35 PM #17
I honestly am not trying to be mean, but i am dissapointed in the lack of members actually reading other forums. I recently posted on the subject in the Hacks section (where this post should be) and i suggest the OP reads it...or takes the advice of igotanevo4g if anyone knows what hes talking about its him
- 01-14-2011, 07:41 PM #18
Only one problem with freezing apps intacipating ota's. Acceptiing any ota while rooted will make you lose root. Its better to wait for the ota to be rooted then flash. So it makes worrying about ota's a moot point. Besides the devs usually get those ota' s rooted quickly.
As for rooting itself it has tons of advantages in access to root only apps that allow for more control over your phone. It also can extended the life of a device with roms that give os updates that carriers may not( just think the g1 with froyo). Now the down side is there is the potential to brick your device ( though that's ususally fixable). Hope that helps.
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