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Re: Rooting the Arc
Your gonna love this
I'm another rookie that is thinking about rooting, and before you sigh and curse my existance,
ive had my beloved arc s for nearly 2 years and we all remember the 4.0 release. I nearly wet myself at the time. and i looked at rooting then to run the beta, so i know the phone is rootable, and in fact i think i tried once and very nearly turned it into a paperweight.
I'm highly computer literate and have been for a long time but being an adult, working a sh*! job i have no time for real hobbies anymore, so i have fallen behind a lot (ooo auto-save, very swish)
buuurt i know what linux, cmd blah blah are and i know how computers work, and this brings me to the main point. 6 hours after i updated (auto-save again, already?) i wanted to burn the phone. i hate it. with a passion, hence the attempting to put it back to 2.3 in the past, hence the near masonry.
and now due to wanting to cheat a game (poor reason but coupled with ics being dogfoul) i decided to look into it again. Now i'm guessing insurance companies don't like rooted phones? this being my main concern. paying 7 quid a month for a service i can't use. personally im not to bothered if i break it, its old and battered and my contract is nearly up, however if i'm successful i can probably keep it for another year and get a sim only plan til 4g is a reasonable price, so rooting would actually make financial sense!
the thing is if i root my phone, and it survives, and i find a copy of 2.3 and go back to that lightening fast but not so pretty system, and i decide to get rid of things ill never need (like say 3d camera or even facebook as i don't use it and it's massive), would i have to go through the whole secret again to get them back? having said that anyone with a brain would make a backup first. HINT TO ANYONE WANTING TO ROOT, BACK UP ANYTHING YOU DELETE, YOU MAY NEED IT.
the next thing is how would you go about rooting? just looking for a hex reader that wasn't a virus is a massive headache! and the last place i want malware is in the middle of a delicate procedure.
well i've managed to convince myself, bugger it here goes nothin'!
ill update this thread with a specific how to and how it goes, and don't worry! its easy!
if however your phone doesnt take 20 minutes to open contacts, and actually lights up and tells you who's calling, it's really not worth the risk. No really, if you don't know what "GLI" is without google's help, your trip should end here. anyway, onwards and upwards!