1. DashGlobal's Avatar
    So I want to root my Skyrocket and im new to all this and alittle confused.

    I have installed Kies.

    DO I need to backup my contacts and apps BEFORE I root my phone? Also how would I backup that stuff?

    Is there any apps that I shouldnt delete after I root that may cause a problem?

    Thanks, for the advice.
    01-08-2012 02:05 PM
  2. blweldon2's Avatar
    You do not need to backup for root. There are plenty of great guides available that have step by step instructions on how to safely root without losing any data. For your question about apps, there are lists on the internet on apps to freeze in titanium backup that include a list of apps not to touch. I would recommend searching xda forums for the lists.

    Sent from my battery draining Skyrocket.
    01-08-2012 02:12 PM
  3. DashGlobal's Avatar
    you can only freeze with the paid version correct? i only have the free version.
    01-08-2012 02:14 PM
  4. blweldon2's Avatar
    You will need the paid version. I was hesitant to buy it, but it helped my battery and phone performance greatly. Its worth the money.

    Sent from my battery draining Skyrocket.
    01-08-2012 02:26 PM
  5. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    I never got lies to work so I used this method for root: I went here How To Root Your Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket I followed the easy instructions and I was rooted in no time. I made sure I backed up my contact to my sims card and my SD card, next go to the market and download a nonroot backup app, use it to backup all your apps because the rooting process will return your phone to factory defaults. After root there are no apps you have to uninstall, all though there are certain app you can remove that you normally couldn't.
    01-08-2012 02:26 PM
  6. blweldon2's Avatar
    I used oneclickroot and it removed no data from my phone. It took 5 minutes and 2 reboots and I had full root.

    Sent from my battery draining Skyrocket.
    01-08-2012 02:41 PM
  7. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    You do not need to backup for root. There are plenty of great guides available that have step by step instructions on how to safely root without losing any data. For your question about apps, there are lists on the internet on apps to freeze in titanium backup that include a list of apps not to touch. I would recommend searching xda forums for the lists.

    Sent from my battery draining Skyrocket.
    The XDA forum's are where I go any time I need android advice, they have all the android info you'll ever need.
    01-08-2012 02:43 PM
  8. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    I didn't do any backups, I rooted my skyrocket minutes after I walked out of the at&t store with it, but i flash alot of custom roms so I always back everything up when I root/flash, just for peace of mind.
    01-08-2012 02:56 PM
  9. blweldon2's Avatar
    Its a good precaution to backup before flashing a new ROM.

    Sent from my battery draining Skyrocket.
    01-08-2012 03:27 PM
  10. mrfr3sh2def's Avatar
    Is it possible to root the Skyrocket without using a PC?

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    01-08-2012 11:38 PM
  11. blweldon2's Avatar
    I do not think that is possible.

    Sent from my battery draining Skyrocket.
    01-09-2012 06:00 AM
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