1. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Okay, so my mom just got her OV, the question I have can I Temporarily Root flash a custom recovery then unroot until she gets use to the android feel; and still be able to install a custom ROM on it later if she wants one?

    It is already rooted.
    03-05-2012 03:19 PM
  2. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    I'm confused. You said it's already rooted, is it Temp root? Or Perm?
    03-05-2012 03:24 PM
  3. andel7539's Avatar
    You can do a complete root and flash a custom recovery and leave it for now. It won't affect anything else. Then once she gets accustomed to it, do a back up of whatever is on the phone currently, do a complete wipe (factory, cache, and dalvik cache) and then flash one of the IHO ROMs.

    Or ultimately, you could just flash the ROM now since its 99% identical to what is on there now. :P
    03-05-2012 03:26 PM
  4. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    I'm confused. You said it's already rooted, is it Temp root? Or Perm?
    Perm right now, just wondering if unrooting it would effect the custom recovery?
    03-05-2012 03:32 PM
  5. andel7539's Avatar
    I would just leave it rooted so you wouldn't have to go through the hassle of rooting it again and to not repeat a step.
    03-05-2012 10:22 PM
  6. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    In and of itself, root access doesn't really change much of anything as far as general operation is concerned. Fairly unlikely that she'd accidentally boot into recovery and mess around with anything dangerous if it's on stock ROM. Seems simplest to just leave it as it is so it'll be ready to put a custom ROM on when she's familiar with Android and ready for something better than stock.
    03-05-2012 11:32 PM
  7. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Here's a side question I want to know.

    If you restore your OV back to normal, and put the stock recovery on, will Factory Reset work?

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    03-05-2012 11:50 PM
  8. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    As long as you're completely stock, kernel and all, I'd suspect you'd be able to do a factory reset from within the OS. Not sure I'd want to be the one to find out the hard way, though.
    03-05-2012 11:53 PM
  9. john419's Avatar
    Yup, I do it all the time. Fairy easy to do. In the gingerbreak app there's 2 options root and unroot device. Seriously takes like 15 secs to root and unroot.
    03-09-2012 04:06 PM
  10. john419's Avatar
    But before u unroot flash ur stock recovery 1st very important to get it completely back to stock
    03-09-2012 04:08 PM