- Google Nexus Class Devices (Nexus7, Nexus4, Galaxy Nexus lte VZW)...@moosc on twitter ...
- 02-12-2011, 11:08 AM #2
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- 02-12-2011, 11:11 AM #4
"This phone was the official non production HTC Mecha (codename). It may vary from the one released (HTC Thunderbolt). Things to note:
*The phone in the pictures came with Ship S-OFF
*No temp root but perm root with recovery
However, us over at AndIRC are very confident the same methods will still apply but we are keeping that information confidential at this time. Definitely get excited but remember things can always change."
Yea its normal to keep the process low key so HTC doesn't find a way a way to fix the root hole.
Sent from DroidX running DarkSlide4.2Google Nexus Class Devices (Nexus7, Nexus4, Galaxy Nexus lte VZW)...@moosc on twitter ...
- 02-12-2011, 11:19 AM #6
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- 02-12-2011, 11:27 AM #9*PHILLIES* *FLYERS* *EAGLES*"The Island brought us here"...got LOST
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Once you have root (superuser) access, you can install certain apps that need access to those "locked out" parts of the filesystem (apps like wifi tether, screenshot apps, overclocking apps, full filesystem browsers, etc). Rooting also provides you with the ability to remove bloatware, install custom themes, remove Sense (for those that don't like it), and install custom ROMs.
Another part of rooting is the installation of a custom recovery partition like clockworkmod. This allows you to make full and complete backups of you filesystem in the event that something on your phone goes wrong. You can recover from soft bricks by restoring to one of these backups.
Point is: Everything to gain by rooting, nothing to lose - well, except maybe your warranty :P
- 02-12-2011, 11:58 AM #12
- 02-12-2011, 12:05 PM #13
It means the security switch is set to "off" which means you CAN install unsigned ROMs (the very thing that locked bootloaders try to prevent).
HTC doesn't use locked bootloaders, Motorola does - hence the reason that many people prefer this phone over the Bionic (which is expected to have a locked BL)
- 02-12-2011, 12:09 PM #14*PHILLIES* *FLYERS* *EAGLES*"The Island brought us here"...got LOST
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- Das BAMF 1.4
A more realistic overclock is going to be 1.5GHz, probably.
- 02-12-2011, 06:41 PM #25