Root, hacks and what not.
Sometimes I wish the hackers wouldn't offer root/hacks to the general public.
Getting kind of ridiculous seeing all the Crackberry fanatics migrate to Android, and want to root their phone but don't know the first thing about Linux, shell commands or even what rooting does, then complain when they don't do research prior and their device is messed up.
If you don't know what root is, DON'T ROOT YOUR PHONE? If you don't know what root is, do us all a favor and just leave your phone stock.
It's not 2.2's fault that your phone is bricked, stuck at M logo, wont boot up, slow, laggy, or whatever else issues you have. 99% of the time, it's your fault for not researching how to put your phone back to stock, put the bloat back on, flash 2.1 back on from a leaked 2.2, or whatever else is going on.
I mean really.. you should read some of the posts now on XDA-Developers.. I almost don't visit that site anymore..
I should be a Disciple.
- 09-23-2010, 12:45 PM #2
When I first got into Android in February I knew almost nothing about rooting or custom ROMS. I only knew that they existed. I had some experience with Linux, but not much more than having run Ubuntu as my main OS and understanding some terminal commands.
But by doing it and asking stupid questions (or reading the answers to other people's stupid questions) helped me learn. I still don't mess around with certain things, but I'm happily running CM6, themed with several apps that require root access and am completely comfortable with it.
I feel that because I remember what it was like starting out, it's my duty to help others who are new to Android and are interested in rooting. If you don't feel like helping others along, don't worry about it, but let people learn. Nobody got their knowledge instantly. I'm not going to tell people that it's risk-free, but I will tell them that it is difficult (though not impossible) to do long-term damage to the devices. These are community forums and communities grow by inviting others in.
However, you invested time, researched, tested and got things working.
Some people aren't reading and want 1-click root, 1 click do-everything-for-me installs/roms and then when things break, they come on here without searching, without investing any real time and sticking their hands out demanding help or saying 2.2 is broke.
Now I realize forums are community based.. but help thyself before demanding help from others.
Keep in mind that forums are indexed by Google. If people don't search before posting, then it creates alot of un-needed links when searching in Google.. legitimate people searching for real answers and instead, find tons of useless threads by people who post duplicate threads. <- this will go on, and on, and on, until people learn to search before making another useless thread.
I do help users.. I help out as much as I can.. but when I see problem post after problem post after problem post, it just reinforces the fact that people don't research, don't invest time, and just want the easy way out.
- 09-23-2010, 01:05 PM #4
This is true. I would love to see more forum etiquette than anything else. If you do go out and screw up something. Have the decency to search the forums before posting a new thread.
It's also a good idea that while you are getting instructions on rooting, find out how to undo what ever you just did. Many times flashing a ROM has required more than one try. I've had Nandroid backups corrupted or freeze. If you get a how to and some part of it doesn't make sense, find out. A lot of times people take for granted that users understand the terminology. I remember starting out and not understanding what a 'recovery' was. I just couldn't figure out how to flash a ROM, or for that matter do a Nandroid backup. This is easier now with Rom Manager, but knowing the terms is important.
- 09-24-2010, 01:41 PM #5
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Granted I am still admittedly quite the android n00b, but I can sympathize with both sides. There are quite a few people askign ridiculous questions that any google search will answer. However, many forums, including this one, are very fragmented when it comes to information regarding rooting.
I am currently still unrooted. Not because I don't understand what it will do or because I am scared, but because I haven't found any real comprehensive source of info about rooting a 2.2 android. From researching, I'm pretty sure with the new unrevoked update, things are pretty much the same as 2.1 however, I am not positive and thus, not trying it yet.
- 09-25-2010, 11:05 PM #9
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I am pretty new to the android community. I have had my evo for about 2.5 months now. Im a tech person and i have just rooted my phone. If it wasnt for me inquiring about rooting and doing some research then i would have been afraid to make that jump. I had a forum mate at an gaming forum hold my hand through the rooting process because its more comfortable having someone standing over your shoulders just in case. But you have to consider that this OS is becoming very popular and rooting is the new jailbreaking. I didnt root just because, i rooted because i wanted the flexibility and freedom that android has, like backing up my rom just in case the worse happens, or even taking a screen shot of my homescreen. Im more than sure that i will pass on what little i know to someone else who is nervous to make that jump, but still want to make it. Thats what forums are for. Also i did my research about rooting even before i bought my evo, and i though i would hold out on rooting at least until christmas, but i just couldnt resist.
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newbie android user.
I am a avid computer user and have been lusting over Android phones for a while now. I bought a G2 finally.
I have used Redhat and slackware back in the day. While i have forgotten alot of stuff, my main goal is to learn how to back up and restore the phone if any thing bad happens. Once i got that down i plan to move another step forward. My real goal is to remove the bloatware that i will never use.
But i am part of that learning community. I may mess up, but i am probably gonna try any ways hehe.
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Total Android nOOb here. I've wanted an Android device for some time now, and being stuck on AT&T, I knew that I'd have to get around the carrier's crippling of its phones. I've jailbroken iPhones and flashed CrackBerries, so I'm not completely foreign to the practice. Mucking around the forums and reading everything I could find helped me on my way. Bought my Aria on Friday, rooted and flashed Liberated Aria yesterday. Phone runs like a dream.
The help is here. All you have to do is look.
- 10-19-2010, 02:20 PM #17
With a G2 you'll have to wait until there is a permanent root option. Shouldn't be long though. Then you can use a custom recovery to do a Nandroid backup/restore.
- 10-31-2010, 06:21 PM #18
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A Newbie who thanks all posters who share so much knowledge - TY TY
To those who are willing to be so helpful, I am an Android newbie (but a network and IT tech) who thanks you ALL!!!
I have been reading and reading and reading for several weeks now, and in defense of us newbies... it is hard to get the whole picture from forums as they jump around a lot -- as well as change hourly sometimes!!
Everytime I think I'm ready for rooting and/or a custom ROM, I read something "different" and then don't feel ready again... But I keep trying and reading because ATT/Aria stinks with all the lock-outs.
P.S. -- To Chairman Plow: it has been a couple of weeks now - are you still happpy with your Aria Liberated flash?? and what are your favorite features over stock??
To anyone else experienced with this, my biggest worry is not being able to "undo" what I have done and flash back to stock ROM -- I have tried multiple backup methods and none seem to work with the non-rooted and locked Aria.... Any general advice about backups before I start the process? (i.e. nandroid, etc...)
- 11-21-2010, 11:45 AM #19
Hello, I'm new in using android(LG optimus one) but not with linux, I already rooted my phone using both 1-click and doing it manually bot works fine for me. removed some unwanted default apps also...just want some honest opinion...someone suggested using a task killer to make the battery last longer, is this true? i yes...what task killer app you can recommend. thanks
- 11-21-2010, 12:02 PM #20
uh-oh somebody sound the alarms haha
Task killers are taboo in this neck of the woods (AC atleast haha)
If you are looking for something to help boost performance you can try Autokiller. It is an app that is not designed to kill applications but instead it will help manage memory better. It will see what apps are using memory that do not need to be. I used to use it on my Droid but haven't installed it on my DInc since i do not see a major reason to do so. I would say check that out instead of using a Task killer. Though, the choice is yours
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