1. flyingdutchman7588's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I am a new to the rooting scene and want to install a few apps that will help me with the gesture (tap to wake) features. Do I need to install a custom ROM for this or can I root my stock ROM instead?

    I have a Bell HTC One (M7) running 4.4.2 Kit Kat.
    07-28-2014 11:01 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    You can try rooting first. Most of the time, you need to root before installing a custom ROM, anyway. However, with HTC devices, when you root, the bootloader might need to be unlocked which will wipe the device.
    07-28-2014 11:06 AM
  3. flyingdutchman7588's Avatar
    You can try rooting first. Most of the time, you need to root before installing a custom ROM, anyway. However, with HTC devices, when you root, the bootloader might need to be unlocked which will wipe the device.
    So once I root, I need to install a ROM after, right? Can I install the stock ROM itself? If so, how do I do that?
    07-28-2014 11:36 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    So once I root, I need to install a ROM after, right? Can I install the stock ROM itself? If so, how do I do that?
    No. Once rooted, you may not need to do anything else. A custom ROM may not really be necessary.

    Signed, an M8, Liquidsmooth, and the AC Forums App
    07-28-2014 12:07 PM
  5. flyingdutchman7588's Avatar
    Thanks for that info. So just for information purposes, why do people install custom ROM's then?

    Also, how does one go about just rooting and sticking with custom stock ROM?
    07-28-2014 02:35 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks for that info. So just for information purposes, why do people install custom ROM's then?

    Also, how does one go about just rooting and sticking with custom stock ROM?
    I typically go custom to get AOSP. Some custom ROMs have a lot of extra tweaking you can change. It all depends on who built it.

    As for a stock ROM there are ways to modify the ROM framework. Xposed framework is one way to do that.
    Rooting is gaining superuser access to make changes in the ROM. Depending on what is done, the changes can be both good and bad.

    Signed, an M8, Liquidsmooth, and the AC Forums App
    07-28-2014 02:57 PM
  7. flyingdutchman7588's Avatar
    I think I am going to give Xposed framework a shot.

    Now reading on some websites, they say I need to install kernels and stuff...what's that? I am looking to install some wake gestures that will let me turn on the screen without pressing the button but I need wake kernels installed. Where do I find those?
    07-28-2014 07:41 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think I am going to give Xposed framework a shot.

    Now reading on some websites, they say I need to install kernels and stuff...what's that? I am looking to install some wake gestures that will let me turn on the screen without pressing the button but I need wake kernels installed. Where do I find those?
    Kernels are separate programming segments that convert software commands to hardware and vice versa. Depending on which kernel was stock for you and what you are considering on installing, it might be a good idea to change, or not.

    More info on Xposed: [Guide] Getting started with Xposed Framework
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    07-28-2014 11:02 PM
  9. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    Yeah, there's a tweak app called Wake Gestures which uses Xposed Framework and it does exactly what you're looking for.
    07-28-2014 11:13 PM
  10. flyingdutchman7588's Avatar
    Yeah, there's a tweak app called Wake Gestures which uses Xposed Framework and it does exactly what you're looking for.
    And that is found in the Module section of Xposed Framework right?
    07-29-2014 12:19 PM
  11. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I am not sure, but I got it from Google.
    07-29-2014 07:04 PM

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