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  1. donavan's Avatar
    Rooting is not really related to your data plan. If you have a contract with AT&T you will be required to have a data plan to use this phone. However if you don't and your just doing the prepaid route you can get a voice without data plan and just turn your 3G off and you will only sync up with the internet when you are in range of a wifi connection. Search the forum there is a thread on exactly this topic.
    09-21-2011 08:18 AM
  2. LifesGoodPhoenix's Avatar
    ok... this is disapointing i went and rooted. now the apps i wanted are no longer available. the wireless tether app, bloat freezer are not on market. i didnt do my homework on if you can overclock the cpu, but someone hinted(on xda) that it is only possable with mod roms. true? i was a bit nieve to think that titanium backup would have a one click backup all things important so if you messed up you could one click restore(maybe it does...i got free version). thinking of getting paid so i can at least use the freeze function. on the other hand im thinkin to unroot,and just deal with it. i am going to read TTs user manual and give it an honest go. any advice or sugestions would be apriciated.
    sorry for the b*&%h fest.
    10-03-2011 10:19 PM
  3. donavan's Avatar
    I can't speak to the wireless tethering or the titanum back up but I can tell you that I was able to download and install bloatfreezer with no issues from the market. It has been a little while so it may have been taken down but I have it installed and working on mine.
    10-04-2011 09:02 AM
  4. red777's Avatar
    I just rooted my phone using your procedure! It was easy and it took no time at all. Many thanks to you.
    10-05-2011 04:08 PM
  5. LifesGoodPhoenix's Avatar
    well i did some research. i will stay rooted. i found my wifi tether app, it was a pain,. but its sweet. Titanium backups very usefull.
    Thanks again for all the suport and advice.

    any word on mods?
    10-07-2011 11:46 PM
  6. tony_s_fan's Avatar
    i've had gingerbreak running for about 20+ minutes and it's still at the rooting screen. problems??
    10-10-2011 09:06 PM
  7. tony_s_fan's Avatar
    i've had gingerbreak running for about 20+ minutes and it's still at the rooting screen. problems??
    After about 45 minutes, gingerbreak told me to reboot (manually). I did and redid gingerbreak. it appears to have worked now. i have the superuser icon, second time is the charm, i guess!
    10-10-2011 09:46 PM
  8. donavan's Avatar
    Yeah this was sited as a possible issue on the XDA site. Apparently the exploit just doesn't work right on the first go but it seems to do fine if you try again. Glad to see this helped another person.
    10-11-2011 07:52 AM
  9. jinx1695's Avatar
    Thanks to Donavan, I used step 1b and it worked like a charm. Now if I can muster the courage I'll try 2.2.2? thanks again, Jinx1695
    10-27-2011 11:30 PM
  10. kvotano1's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me how to delete all the AT&T bull apps on my Phoenix???
    11-12-2011 11:05 PM
  11. LifesGoodPhoenix's Avatar
    There is no good way to delete. If you get titanium backup pro you can uninstall them or freeze them. Keep in mind deleting them can brick your phone. I chose to freeze, that is before I flashed a different rom, so delete with care there are threads that have supposed safe bloatware deletes.
    PLEASE READ BEFORE ACTION. as no one here is responsible.
    11-13-2011 01:44 AM
  12. killuas_eye's Avatar
    hi do i have to use computer to root my lg thrive?sorry bout dat im just new to d world of android..hehe thanks
    11-14-2011 01:19 PM
  13. donavan's Avatar
    hi do i have to use computer to root my lg thrive?sorry bout dat im just new to d world of android..hehe thanks
    No you do not need to have a computer to root these phones. All you need to do is go to the very first post on this thread and follow the direction except you don't need to email the file to yourself you can just go to the gingerbreak.apk link straight from your phone. Which is here.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...1&d=1303829207

    Just Make sure you can install third part apps and USB debugging is turned on, and that you have a file manager and your ready to go. Just open the APK and run it and follow the direction. Its a piece of cake... little scary at first but even if you screw something up gingerbreak is pretty forgiving and even if you brick your phone there are ways back from it I have screwed my phone royally and its up a working like a charm now.
    11-15-2011 09:53 AM
  14. awang44's Avatar
    I took route 1a) updating to 2.2.2 and using Titanium Backup after rooted to remove most of At&t apps. The phone is LG Phoenix. Everything went smoothly. The only 2 at&t apps left alone were YPmobile and At&t Hot Spots. they are still useful.

    Thank all who contribute in this thread!
    11-24-2011 07:51 PM
  15. davidlee420's Avatar
    i have a phoenix from at&t and want to root for free data can some one help
    11-29-2011 06:54 PM
  16. donavan's Avatar
    Rooting the phone will not give you free data. It will let you do things like tethering and blocking ads and removing unwanted programs, but your data usage is controlled by AT&T at the server side of things. If an exploit was found that would let AT&T phones use free data they would lock it down lickity split the Cell carrier can't control your phone so what they do is control your access to their network through use of the IMEI & SIM card Numbers. It checks a database to see if your phone has access to a certain service. If it doesn't you don't get that service unless you activate it with them at which time you can expect a bill. You can however use WiFi for free till your eyes bleed on the phone without rooting it.
    11-30-2011 11:49 AM
  17. joban's Avatar
    i have a phoenix from at&t and want to root for free data can some one help
    i have a gun n i wanna take over the world
    11-30-2011 08:52 PM
  18. fallendroid86's Avatar
    I down loaded the gingerbreak but now. I am lost what do I do? Sorry new to this
    12-01-2011 09:11 PM
  19. fallendroid86's Avatar
    what does rooting do and how can I use it full potential. On my Phoenix.
    12-01-2011 09:48 PM
  20. fallendroid86's Avatar
    How do I get the most potential. Outta my root
    12-02-2011 07:35 AM
  21. donavan's Avatar
    I down loaded the gingerbreak but now. I am lost what do I do? Sorry new to this
    Follow the instructions on the first post they're step by step.

    As to what you can do to get the most out of you phone. That really depends on what you want to do. Basically rooting your phone opens it up to let you load any software you like on it. Some features of the phone are crippled when you don't have root access this just frees your phone and makes it so you can load what ever you like. Be warned though there are downside to rooting and you should look into them before you root your phone.
    12-02-2011 08:53 AM
  22. dmullens's Avatar
    Link2SD and Droidwall have ended up being the best reason to root for me. I'm on the Thrive (GoPhone) so I pay for my data usage. Droidwall has allowed me to limit access to 3G data. Now only the programs I _want_ to use 3G data can.

    Link2SD has allowed me to install apps to my hearts content. Before Link2SD I had to keep deleting apps off (even though I was using App2SD) and I would still end up with 20 megs internal ram. After getting Link2SD setup (which means you have to partition your SD card into 2 primary partitions), I now have about 70 megs internal ram. That's even with install apps like Google+, Google Sky, Rhapsody, Google Music, Sound Hound, multiple weather apps, Amazon Music, etc, etc, etc.

    Link2SD works so well, I wonder why they didn't build something like that into the phone! I've been using this for about a week now. It's nice not having to keep deleting apps because of low memory.

    So, for me, those two things are the biggest reason to root. There is also the ability to use the phone as a wifi hotspot (Tethering), but since I pay for my data, that isn't a big reason for me to root.
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    12-02-2011 08:57 AM
  23. qpefax's Avatar
    Hi just rooted my thrive ....sucess. Now I still cant move to sd some of the apps in my phone memory to gain some of the memory space. this phone comes with only 200mb and I have only 45mb left how can i gain more. Thank you in advance
    12-27-2011 04:28 PM
  24. donavan's Avatar
    Hi just rooted my thrive ....sucess. Now I still cant move to sd some of the apps in my phone memory to gain some of the memory space. this phone comes with only 200mb and I have only 45mb left how can i gain more. Thank you in advance
    Congrads, the phone actually has more than 200mb of storage but AT&Ts crap takes up a bunch of it, If space is a concern you may wish to look into removing some of there apps but be careful you can muck up the phone if you get rid of the wrong thing. I would look into getting CWM installed on your phone. That way if you kill your phone you can at least re-flash. As far as moving apps to the SD some apps will break if they are moved off of the phone to the SD card, which can cause your phone to wet the bed and cry for mommy. There are ways to force programs to the SD but use with caution.
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    12-28-2011 07:33 AM
  25. Jelibat's Avatar
    Just in case anyone had the same problem I did...At first root failed to work and it said I had superuser (which I didn't--waited 10 minutes)--then I retried rooting it again and it worked, within 2 minutes it rebooted (:
    12-28-2011 06:19 PM
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