- 08-23-2010, 05:25 PM #26
- 16 Posts
Anything that doesn't work after a root?
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).
- 08-24-2010, 03:45 PM #27
- 2 Posts
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.
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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)
- 08-24-2010, 06:05 PM #29
- 2 Posts
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.
- 08-26-2010, 09:46 AM #30
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- 09-07-2010, 08:02 PM #35
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.
- 09-12-2010, 02:15 PM #36
- 09-14-2010, 04:47 PM #37
- 223 Posts
- Nexus 4, Nexus 7
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?
- 09-15-2010, 07:20 PM #38
- 88 Posts
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.
- 09-19-2010, 12:19 AM #39
- 09-20-2010, 04:57 PM #40
- 25 Posts
Cliq rooting help!!
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 ?
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- 09-21-2010, 02:14 PM #41
- 1,412 Posts
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, 04:57 PM #42
- 249 Posts
- 09-21-2010, 06:16 PM #43
- 41 Posts
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, 08:50 PM #44
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- 09-25-2010, 02:15 PM #46
- 17 Posts
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.
- 09-28-2010, 01:57 PM #47
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- 09-30-2010, 03:22 PM #49
- 3 Posts
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, 04:46 PM #50