1. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    just wondering is it possible to jailbreak the droids like you can with the iphones or something similar???? just asking!!
    03-06-2011 12:59 AM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    just wondering is it possible to jailbreak the droids like you can with the iphones or something similar???? just asking!!
    Yes its called rooting, gaining root gives you super user access/permissions
    03-06-2011 01:00 AM
  3. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    Yes its called rooting, gaining root gives you super user access/permissions
    i know about rooting a little anyway! but the iphone can do ungodly thing after jailbreaking and gives you access to a ton of things!
    03-06-2011 01:06 AM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    i know about rooting a little anyway! but the iphone can do ungodly thing after jailbreaking and gives you access to a ton of things!
    same with our phones, and to a great extent if you know what you are doing you can rewrite the whole operating system,,,if you want there are alreay custom operating systems ,,,iphone is a speak and spell compared
    03-06-2011 01:09 AM
  5. kismet769's Avatar
    same with our phones, and to a great extent if you know what you are doing you can rewrite the whole operating system,,,if you want there are alreay custom operating systems ,,,iphone is a speak and spell compared
    Speak and Spells were rather intuitive in their time...
    03-06-2011 01:11 AM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Speak and Spells were rather intuitive in their time...
    thats the point, very simple machines, i never said that iphone wasnt simple, i usually recommend it to people who are not very technical, its a solid simple reliable phone
    03-06-2011 01:13 AM
  7. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    same with our phones, and to a great extent if you know what you are doing you can rewrite the whole operating system,,,if you want there are alreay custom operating systems ,,,iphone is a speak and spell compared
    really!!! i must be in the dark, lol because there programs i got from cydia and/or put in a source to download a ton of other apps, programs, stuff, and rooting lets you do this too???
    03-06-2011 01:16 AM
  8. DroidXcon's Avatar
    really!!! i must be in the dark, lol because there programs i got from cydia and/or put in a source to download a ton of other apps, programs, stuff, and rooting lets you do this too???
    what is it you want to accomplish? ,,, here at android central we dont condone pirated apps , but if you tell me what you want perhaps i can direct you in the right direction i dont have a DX anymore but maybe i can help
    03-06-2011 01:22 AM
  9. Dirty Ders's Avatar
    By gaining root access to Android you have now the ability to control every possible kernel source to every bit of hardware, period.

    There is NO greater control of hardware.
    03-06-2011 01:30 AM
  10. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    what is it you want to accomplish? ,,, here at android central we dont condone pirated apps , but if you tell me what you want perhaps i can direct you in the right direction i dont have a DX anymore but maybe i can help
    i dont do pirated apps i was just saying what the iphone jailbreaking does, and i dont know where to even start about what i want and can be done by rooting
    03-06-2011 01:30 AM
  11. kismet769's Avatar
    With root you can control every aspect of your phone. You can add custom ROMs, themes, overclock, underclock. Pretty much whatever you can think of.
    03-06-2011 01:34 AM
  12. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    With root you can control every aspect of your phone. You can add custom ROMs, themes, overclock, underclock. Pretty much whatever you can think of.
    thats sweet
    03-06-2011 01:40 AM
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    03-06-2011 02:02 AM
  14. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    very helpful, thank you!!
    03-06-2011 02:10 AM
  15. jdbower's Avatar
    Also note that some features that need jailbreaking on the iPhone come stock on Android phones. Others require going through the config menus and unlocking 3rd party software sources. There's quite a bit that can be done before you need to root. And our version of Opera isn't NC-17.
    03-06-2011 05:29 AM
  16. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    Also note that some features that need jailbreaking on the iPhone come stock on Android phones. Others require going through the config menus and unlocking 3rd party software sources. There's quite a bit that can be done before you need to root. And our version of Opera isn't NC-17.
    so your saying the androids are better than the iphone espicially when it comes to (jailbreaking)
    03-06-2011 08:38 PM
  17. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Better is subjective...it allows you more freedom and control....better or not is up to the individual to decide
    so your saying the androids are better than the iphone espicially when it comes to (jailbreaking)


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    03-06-2011 08:42 PM
  18. tntdroid's Avatar
    so your saying the androids are better than the iphone espicially when it comes to (jailbreaking)
    Yup.

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    03-06-2011 08:45 PM
  19. jdbower's Avatar
    so your saying the androids are better than the iphone espicially when it comes to (jailbreaking)
    Nope, just that they're different. The iPhone is a walled garden and as long as you ask for Jobs permission you can do whatever you want. Or you can jailbreak your phone and void your warranty for the ability to do more stuff.

    With Android there is more freedom. There are apps that compete with Google apps in the marketplace. You can use apps outside the marketplace with a flick of a switch. For some stuff you still need to root (again, voiding your warranty). Neither is a completely free environment, but the Android environment is certainly much more open and I love the Xoom method of having a documented off switch for the locks.

    Whether Android is better is more a matter of opinion, but it certainly suits me (and probably most who populate these forums) a lot better.
    03-06-2011 08:45 PM
  20. Mbaverizon#IM's Avatar
    Looks like i have a whole alot of learning to do, i guess youtube and google will have to be my friend,lol!!
    03-06-2011 08:49 PM
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