1. ItsAllAndroid's Avatar
    I dont know weather or not i want to permanently root my phone or temporarily root it, which one is easier? and what are the advantages of permanently rooting it?
    01-17-2011 03:52 PM
  2. Blkbear's Avatar
    The main diff between Temp and Perm root, is that you can delete system files with Perm root, which allows you to get rid of programs that are installed on your phone that you don't want there. There are many other advantages, but I think that is the biggest diff that I can see. Both Temp and Perm root give the ability to run root only type apps.

    Currently I have Temp root using Visionary 13 (14 never worked for me not sure why). I have it set to root if at any time the phone reboots or I turn it off.

    Once I decide to do so, I'll perm root the phone so I can load different ROMs, which if what I'm reading on the forums, is not something you can really do with Temp root (someone will correct me if I understand that bit wrong).

    Perm Root is not something you want to do if you are the type that worries about voiding your warranty or does not understand how to un-root your device.

    In either case, make sure you have downloaded everything you need to root BEFORE you start. And follow whichever method you plan to use FULLY step by step without skipping any steps, unless you know those steps actually can be skipped for your device/version of OS that you currently have on your phone.
    01-17-2011 06:49 PM
  3. SomEngangVar's Avatar
    (someone will correct me if I understand that bit wrong).
    I think it's more the engineering bootloader and S-OFF. Most methods I've seen of perm-rooting give you both.
    01-18-2011 12:53 AM
  4. Johnly's Avatar
    If you nandroid your first permanent root ,it is easy to unroot.....Temp roots are a joke..
    01-18-2011 01:16 AM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    If you perm-root you can unroot. You have to save a file on your SD card to do it, so it's not bad. It's much less of a headache to perm-root than to temp-root everytime you want to do something that requires root.
    01-18-2011 10:08 PM
  6. ItsAllAndroid's Avatar
    Well i ended up permantely rooting my phone with UBERROOTs Guide from xda to root
    [GUIDE]UBERROOT easy full Root, S-OFF, SuperCID AND SIM UNLOCK for DZ/G2/DHD inc Voda - xda-developers

    Then flashed with gingervillian(yeah gingerbread!)
    [ROM][10/01/2011] TeamVillain presents...GingerVillain 1.4 (2.3/CM7/Vanilla) - xda-developers

    ...And got help with all this from g2hacks.com to help with all the fun stuff with video instructions!
    G2 Hacks - Home of the Best G2 Hacks, Tips, and More!
    01-24-2011 05:43 PM
  7. stargazer418's Avatar
    I perm-rooted my G2 using the gfree method. It's now running a custom ROM with Sense UI and overclocked to 1 GHz.

    Sent from my HTC Vision using Tapatalk
    01-25-2011 08:43 PM
  8. Sillian Himself's Avatar
    Permanent Root means it is flash resistant...If you reboot your root still stays...while temporary root is lost after a hard reset...

    If you want to flash custom ROM you have to do a permanent root...

    You can check out my thread and it will also unlock you sim/Cid and you will have S-Off

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    01-28-2011 05:02 AM
  9. joemm's Avatar
    Warning to all users this guy (Sillian Himself) was banned from XDA Developers G2 forum for posting up roms that simulated a bricked phone all because he soft bricked his G2 trying to root it and wanted everyone else to know what it felt like.
    01-31-2011 07:44 PM
  10. Sillian Himself's Avatar
    Warning to all users this guy (Sillian Himself) was banned from XDA Developers G2 forum for posting up roms that simulated a bricked phone all because he soft bricked his G2 trying to root it and wanted everyone else to know what it felt like.
    "Indulgence in fantasy of people like you is the forte of idiots "

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    02-02-2011 11:22 AM
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