- 01-09-2011, 05:51 PM #2
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I used z4root before and it worked for me. It was convinient and easy to use. However I want to learn how to root the "old school way" in case something goes wrong and I will know at what stage or step the error occured while I am rooting.
As for z4root it self I found it xda (I am a member myself) and I used androidcentral's own side loding app.
- 01-10-2011, 01:08 PM #7
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- 01-10-2011, 01:47 PM #11
Thanks for looking into this for me...I was slightly apprehensive about rooting my phone but thanks to the forums I feel more comfortable about my decision. I am leaning towards rooting it...I just want to find out as much info as I can so I don't brick my phone...that would make me very upset.
- 01-10-2011, 04:42 PM #13
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- 01-11-2011, 10:52 PM #19
I found that after rooting my phone after FroYo update, it was pretty sluggish. Install and run RyanZA's OCLF 2.0 from the app store.
Quoted from the link above:
"Open the app. SuperUser should say "hey, I see something trying to use me!"
In the program, install EXT tools
Then, install lag fix 2.2"
Reboot then re-run quadrant.
- 01-12-2011, 02:01 AM #20
Does the one click lag fix just have something in it that makes your bench mark higher or does it actually speed up your phone. I have heard rumours of lag fix's just "making" your benchmark score higher. Also is it safe? i have also heard of some lag fix's causing system crashes? Does anyone know if this helps for battery life?
- 01-12-2011, 01:46 PM #21
I've also heard that some people claim that its just a placebo effect and it only gives you a high quadrant score. I can only give you feedback based on my own experience:
1. My quadrant score did shoot up and for all I know, the lag caused by FroYo root install disappeared when I rebooted my phone (necessary step after applying OCLF) and had nothing to do with OCLF. But I'd rather keep OCLF regardless, since I felt difference in performance, placebo or otherwise.
2. I would rank this app having as much risk as rooting your phone.
3. Heard about that. I followed the steps listed in the link I posted above step by step starting from when I installed FroYo. Nothing crashed my phone, but your mileage may vary.
4. Theres some extra tweaks within the app that change the disk scheduler and how the phone handles ram (minfree). You can't concretely measure the benefits of these tweaks on battery life. What I do know is I get longer battery life from when I first got my fascinate. See 1 regarding placebo effect.
- 01-12-2011, 01:57 PM #22
Japots - I just installed Ryanz OCLF 2.0 etc from the market, HOWEVER, when I go into it, all options are "unavailable" and says I need to be rooted and gives me the option to force anyway.
I rooted (or thought i did) the other day using z4root. Just tried Z4root again and it seems to run then closes down on me. with No further messages.
Any quick easy way I can tell if Im currently rooted or not? Actually I'll research that now I guess. Strange though...
eek- now my phones acting weird....everythings responding very slow, and when I try to re-open z4root, it just gives me a quick vibration and doesnt do anything....lol. Whats goin on here...
- 01-12-2011, 04:07 PM #23
- 01-12-2011, 04:13 PM #24
Just tried again. Appears I wasnt root after all. Here's what I went through just now.
Downloaded another version of z4root
turned off antivirus (lookout)
Resintalled z4root and tried again to root
results=runs for about 10-15 seconds then kicks me out to the apps screen.
Any other ideas? I'll try to remove lookout, pull battery and run again. I've also confirmed that USB debugging is on
- 01-12-2011, 04:23 PM #25
Welp - no workie for me. confirming z4root shuts down and kicks me back to my apps pages while it was in this stage "acquiring root ..." it sits at this stage for maybe 10-15 seconds then, phone vibrates once, and closes.
oh well I'm not too worried about anything yet. I'll get'er firgured out