1. jvilly92's Avatar
    hey guys i just got the Dinc coming from a palm pixi plus. i had that phone for 4 months and was tired of it. it was so boring. i was just wondering what does rooting do for your phone? will it affect my phone (like brick it or damage) and should i wait to have the phone longer? thanks guys and sorry if anyone has ask this question before me
    11-27-2010 08:16 PM
  2. TBarnhardt's Avatar
    Rooting won't damage the phone, and allows you to make changes to the phone that you can't make otherwise, like removing bloatware or installing custom ROMs.
    11-27-2010 08:49 PM
  3. 318sugarhill's Avatar
    Rooting is just breaking the protections or locks (however you want to view it) that the carrier puts on it. If you owned a bb previously, custom ROMS are like putting a leaked OS on it. Unlike a leaked OS, which was built by RIM, and leaked out for unofficial testing, Custom ROMS are built by users in the android community. It is cool to try out a few and see if you like them better than what the stock OS is. Also, when your phone becomes older and will no longer get official updates from the carrier, you can count on ROM builders to build you a rom with the lastest versions of Android.

    The biggest reason for rooting, IMHO, is the ability to backup my data. Since Android doesn't have anything like Desktop Manager for BB, titanium backup is perfect for me to back up my data once a week in case something happens. You can only do this with Root access as far as I know.
    11-27-2010 08:58 PM
  4. TBarnhardt's Avatar
    You can also do "nandroid" backups that take a snapshot of your phone and let you restore it to the exact state it's in when you take the snapshot (emails, contacts, everything). That way you can play with custom ROM's and if you don't like them, you just restore the system and you're back where you started.

    There's an app called ROM Manager that lets you download and install various ROM's and makes it pretty painless to swap between them whenever you want.
    11-27-2010 09:23 PM
  5. jvilly92's Avatar
    im really sure how to root my phone and i dont want to mess it up
    11-28-2010 11:47 PM
  6. jvilly92's Avatar
    also is can u root froyo or would ihave to downgrade n is that possible
    11-28-2010 11:53 PM
  7. Upstreammiami's Avatar
    also is can u root froyo or would ihave to downgrade n is that possible
    If you updated your phone to the newest update. Then you can't root if you didn't update then you can. You will have to wait untill unrevoke comes out with the solution.
    11-29-2010 07:55 AM
  8. bkorver's Avatar
    Why has nobody mentioned Wi-Fi teathering yet? Is that fad over and I missed the memo? That's the whole reason I rooted in the first place, but now if I go a week with the same ROM I start to get the shakes...
    11-29-2010 05:26 PM
  9. mclarryjr's Avatar
    That fad has been over for awhile now (joking), wifi tethering is a great option and I get the shakes too.
    11-29-2010 05:39 PM
  10. PvilleComp's Avatar
    MEMO:
    To: bkorver
    From: AC Forums

    RE: Wi-Fi Tether


    It's Over



    Cc: File
    --------------------------------



    Sorry - could not resist!
    bkorver likes this.
    11-29-2010 05:53 PM
  11. jvilly92's Avatar
    so there is no way to root froyo?
    11-30-2010 09:35 AM
  12. jason821's Avatar
    I just rooted with z4 and installed busybox, titanium and then removed all the crappy crappy. Oh yeah I also tested WiFi tether. Working perfectly.
    11-30-2010 10:36 PM
  13. jvilly92's Avatar
    Yes, there is. As long as you have an AMOLED Incredible you can follow my guide at http://jonsuh.com/2010/11/root-your-...edible-how-to/
    How can you tell if you have an amoled DInc. I dont think i have 1 because i just got mine last week.
    12-01-2010 09:44 AM
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