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  1. chimpsnest's Avatar
    I'm () this close to rooting my Eris (on OTA 2.1 right now). What I would like to know, and can't seem to find out, is if after rooting and installing a custom ROM are there apps that don't work anymore, like Handcent or, say, a game you downloaded, etc. Does everything work the same, just better? (hopefully) lol

    I suppose the answer to that Q would be that it's specific to a certain ROM if something doesn't work, right?

    I like HTC Sense, so I'm looking at things that are similar, yet zippier. I hear good things about Evil Eris and Sensable. I'm curious about the 2.2 Froyo ones that are out there as well - is it really Froyo or are they emulating it (if that's the right word).

    I've been reading and reading and reading, looked at the guide for Dummies and the one click way to root - so I think I'm going in one of those directions vs using the PC to do it.

    This is all that is holding me back (I think).
    Thanks!!!
    08-23-2010 04:25 PM
  2. StealthX's Avatar
    I understand getting root access via bugs, and why one would want root access.

    What I'd like to know is this: after "rooting" a Droid what are the actual file differences between the original unrooted phone, and the phone after it has been rooted? Are the user apps then running as root? I get the impression that all initial user installed files are wiped during the rooting process, the effective user ID changes to root (0), and any newly installed user files are own by root. This sounds a bit extreme though.

    Thanks!

    StealthX
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    Droid X
    08-24-2010 02:45 PM
  3. Brett's Avatar
    Think of it like this. If you are using a computer in a school or workplace it usually has restrictions on what you have access to and can change (think of this as stock android). If you have your own computer there really isn't anything you can't do with it because there aren't any restrictions aside from the OS (rooted android)
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    08-24-2010 04:08 PM
  4. StealthX's Avatar
    Think of it like this. If you are using a computer in a school or workplace it usually has restrictions on what you have access to and can change (think of this as stock android). If you have your own computer there really isn't anything you can't do with it because there aren't any restrictions aside from the OS (rooted android)
    Hi Brett,

    Thanks for the reply. I understand from a high level what is involved. (And I've "rooted" a Unix computer years ago.) What I'm looking for is pointers on where to look for information on the Android file system changes done to a rooted phone, after vs. before. I want to understand that before taking the plunge, I can't help it, I'm an engineer.

    While there are a few root only apps I'm interested in trying, I'm mostly interested in exploring the file system to see how things are setup. I also don't want to interfere with the 2.2 update.

    Thanks,

    StealthX
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    Droid X
    08-24-2010 05:05 PM
  5. fyaajster's Avatar
    Is there a way to tell if you did a successfully rooting on your cell.
    I did my and it say completed updating from the sdcard file it reboot the OS, so I dl an app call titanium just to find out if it root but it fail.
    08-26-2010 08:46 AM
  6. Brett's Avatar
    do you have the super user icon in the app drawer. if you do then your rooted. if not, then you do not have root access
    08-28-2010 05:28 PM
  7. Modular50's Avatar
    Need help!!! Missed a few steps and delete PC36IMG from the SD Card. Phone is now in recovery mode only. ADB is not working but fastboot can detect my device. How can I push PC36IMG if adb can't see the device?
    08-29-2010 06:00 AM
  8. garybarcus's Avatar
    I had a wonderfully rooted droid, running 2.2 FRB01B. Then I installed the updated version of 2.2 (FRG22D). I want to go back to the FRB01B so my phone can have root access again. Is there any way of going back?
    09-02-2010 04:57 PM
  9. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    If I root my phone, can I turn Sense off?
    09-07-2010 05:33 AM
  10. bi0hazard0us's Avatar
    OK i want to apologize before hand because I am super new at this. I have an HTC incredible, and all I want is this super cool theme I found, which my phone has to be rooted to have, and use a program called metamorph to install the zip files from the theme. If thats all I am going to do, is it still dangerous to root? Is it even worth rooting just for that or should i just make ammends with my standard looking phone? I am afraid of messing up my phone and since I don't really know much about this stuff I am having second thoughts.
    09-07-2010 07:02 PM
  11. sicario666's Avatar
    There is a new way to do it, its called "EASY ROOT"


    Its available in the market for $.99 and can root/unroot with one touch.


    I know when you posted this Brett that it wasn't available, but it is now, so I thought I'd mention it!
    I DLd easy root and when I open the app it states that easy root isn't compatible with 2.2,problem being. I don't have 2.2 on my X yet. Any advice?
    09-12-2010 01:15 PM
  12. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    I'm ready to root...well, I've been ready to root. Just didn't have the guts. I have the Epic with my Evo for back up just in case. Where do I go for rooting instructions for the Epic? I f I root, can I do things like put a Sense style theme(widgets in particular) on the Epic?
    09-14-2010 03:47 PM
  13. chrstdvd's Avatar
    Well, I rooted my Droid 2 today. What a pain in the@ @@. Instructions are good, but they never are complete or exactly clear.

    I then used titanium to uninstall the bloat like maps and skype and all that junk that keeps loading into memory and taking up space.

    I came from a bb storm 1 and I am extreemly paranoid about not being able to close apps on the droid. I feel that the more junk I get rid of the faster my browser will work.

    I just uninstalled apps I do not use/want. I left the calander, timer, and some others that I want to uninstall because I am not sure if the core of 2.2 needs them. Gota study about it first.
    09-15-2010 06:20 PM
  14. Leatherface's Avatar
    I have the epic. I want to root my phone to get tethering for free instead of paying $30 dollars aa month for it and I also wanna learn more about the rom files but I don't wanna miss the update for froyo I can't decide I need help
    09-18-2010 11:19 PM
  15. UltimateBB9700User's Avatar
    hey guys, i recently rooted my mom's cliq (which she doesnt use anymore) so i wanted to play around with it and i flashed it wit a french rom (Orange FE version 1.3.200) and i wanna put it back to the way it was before with motoblur 1.4.8, can anyone help me ?
    09-20-2010 03:57 PM
  16. Mikey47's Avatar
    Pardon my dumb question about rooting, I am a longtime Pre user. My wife has an EVO and loves it.

    With the Pre if you mess things up you can always use webOS Doctor and reload you Pre from scratch. Why do I hear so much about bricking an Android device, can't you reload an Android device similar to webOS Doctor?
    09-21-2010 01:14 PM
  17. Prof-KOS's Avatar
    Pardon my dumb question about rooting, I am a longtime Pre user. My wife has an EVO and loves it.

    With the Pre if you mess things up you can always use webOS Doctor and reload you Pre from scratch. Why do I hear so much about bricking an Android device, can't you reload an Android device similar to webOS Doctor?
    Bricking is incredibly hard to do. It is mentioned because people want you to be informed about the potential risks of hacking your device. The only real brick I can remember is when someone pulled the battery on their device while flashing a new radio image. There may be others, but they are incredibly rare. Most often you can re-flash the stock image or another rom if you'd like.
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    09-21-2010 03:57 PM
  18. mcguirej's Avatar
    I've got an incredible and am thinking about rooting just so that I can get rid of the pre-installed crap I don't want. My question though is: do you have to use an app like Titanium to get rid of those things or can you just delete them?

    Another question I have about rooting is: Do you have to flash a custom rom or can you get "superuser" status on the stock rom? From what I understand, unrevoked3 flashes a custom rom and allows for "superuser" status, what is the difference in that rom from the stock Incredible one?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
    09-21-2010 05:16 PM
  19. Mikey47's Avatar
    Bricking is incredibly hard to do. It is mentioned because people want you to be informed about the potential risks of hacking your device. The only real brick I can remember is when someone pulled the battery on their device while flashing a new radio image. There may be others, but they are incredibly rare. Most often you can re-flash the stock image or another rom if you'd like.
    OK, cool thanks! So it is very similar to webOS doctor then.
    09-21-2010 07:50 PM
  20. Hellnation's Avatar
    Ok I have a rooting question.
    In the house we have an EVO and a Backflip. Are either one of those rootable?
    09-23-2010 11:16 AM
  21. Raditude#AC's Avatar
    Just got my Droid 2 the other day. Rooted it that night, and installed Wireless Tether, and Super Manager. I also deleted some bloatware.

    This morning the phone said I have an update available. If I accept the update, will this render any rooted applications unusable? Will I have to re-root my phone?

    I'm currently running stock roms, and OS. My system version is 2.2.19.A955.Verizon.en.US.

    It wants to update to 2.2.20.en.US.
    09-25-2010 01:15 PM
  22. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    I have an Epic 4G. I am ready to root this bad boy. Can anyone direct me to a starting point. Thanks
    09-28-2010 12:57 PM
  23. dmc_ii's Avatar
    I have a Samsung vibrant if I root my phone do I have to install a custom rom or flash the original rom? Can I just root the phone and leave the stock rom?
    09-28-2010 03:27 PM
  24. doublea500's Avatar
    I have a Motorola droid(1st one), and verizon service.build number is frg22d I have had this droid for around a year and have not rooted it yet because i didnt know enough about it. well here are my questions:
    2. What are roms?
    3. What are the pros/cons of rooting my droid?
    4. Will i be able to unroot MY VERSION and how
    5. Will it increase the speed of my droid
    6. will it incrase the ram of my droid
    8. what is like the main reason people root droids and what different things can you do with a rooted droid rather then a droid thats not rooted.
    9. Is it legal?
    10. how can i root my droid
    09-30-2010 02:22 PM
  25. UltimateBB9700User's Avatar
    havent checked my thread ina while lol but thanks for all of the feedback guys!
    I have another question though, how can i flash the stock image on my cliq? Can i download the stock image from somewhere?
    09-30-2010 03:46 PM
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