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The ROOT Of The Question
Well Ive been a Android Phone owner for several years now and have never rooted my phone. After the last few updates to the T-bolt I have seriosly been considering doing it. Aside from the ocasional bugs (Wich you can get when rooting as well) all the added APs that I simply do not want that come with EVERY updat is another reason. Also after talking to a few friends that have rooted there phones and reading on the fourems it seems to me that ther are several upsides to rooting as well. So Im asking the genral comunity what do I need to know. Being basicaly a Newbe to the idea of rooting I dont' know a dam thing about it other then the obvious(And in some cases proably not even that) So What Id like to know is this...
What do I need to do if I want to Root my phone.
What am I downloading exactly??
What is the diference between an RUU, A Flash and a Kernel (Yes like I said No Clue)
Is there someplace I can find online that will explane all of this for me other then asking hear.
Once I root the Phone or Flash or what ever how do I get the phone back to Stock when a new OTA version comes out.
What are the Pro's and Con's to Rooting (Proably shoudl have asked this one first)
Mind you this is not something Im just going to go and do I plan to do ALOTof reserch and diging befor I even start thinking about weather this is something i realy want to do. I am how ever intrested and figuer the best way to start this is to ask questions.
Thanks in advance for any and all answeres
- 10-29-2011, 01:49 AM #2
- 10-30-2011, 03:17 AM #3
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Re: The ROOT Of The Question
- 10-30-2011, 10:46 AM #4
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I can tell you this....I have had a lot of fun (and scares) rooting and trying different roms but I wouldn't say there is a lot of practical value for it. I know most rooters would disagree but although I find custom roms more fun they don't really do anything stock doesn't do (unless you plan to steal service by tethering or something). I think most rooters pay for services just like everyone else does.