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is rooting your droid safe?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by THXEY, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Aug 24, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    THXEY

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    whats the advantages with rooting your droid? the only thing i know of is you can take screenshots :p

    i have a moto droid with 2.2 on it.
    so is it safe to root? like should i worry about bricking my phone or anything?
     
  2. Aug 24, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    enigma429ad

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    biggest advantage is running custom roms made by other developers with special enhancements, allowing theming and other stuff. If you're real geeky you can even run Linux on it.

    Yes it is generally safe as long as you follow the instructions.

    can take a look over at http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=667 and check more details of all the stuff.

    oh and you can block ads in apps ;D!
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    paintdiddy

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  4. Aug 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    ummm yeah
    droidforums.com
     
  5. Aug 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    sorry droidforums.net
     
  6. Aug 25, 2010 at 4:43 AM
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    Worked fine for me. So far, all it did was allow me to install version 2.2
     
  7. Aug 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    did my dream aka g1 last night :woot: easy if you follow the instructions on cyanogens wiki site and read read read. Now running CM6 which is basically 2.2
     
  8. Aug 27, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    www.xda-developers.com

    If you really wanna dive into that world :)

    I've been running 2.2 on my incredible for a few months now. Love it!
     
  9. Aug 27, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    the key is to never root your droid dry...Always apply a high grade lubricant on your interface plug. If she shorts out, you probably used too much. It's a careful balance. Some droids work better if you root them face down, that way their sensors are pointed away from you and won't readily detect any anomalies and thereby cause a shut down. Droids are great; even if you interface with them in non-recommended ports, they will still perform the necessary functions. And by all means, whatever you do, don't, under any circumstance...oh, what? Sorry, got to go...good luck!
     
  10. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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    Um....k

    Well I rooted my Droid and put a new rom on it and its running waaay faster
     
  11. Aug 28, 2010 at 2:38 AM
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    Overclocked rooted droid for the win!!!'
    Getting my X on the 31'stish.
     
  12. Aug 28, 2010 at 2:39 AM
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    way faster than what? It's a fucking phone.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Than what it was before. :rolleyes:
    It was really slow before this new rom
     
  14. Aug 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    what custom rom did you go with Pandajerk?

    links please...
     
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    k one sec
     
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    screenshot
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    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    hey the "mall crawl shoot" is up gerard!
     
  20. Aug 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    Awesome... Thanks for the link... I will be trying this soon.
     
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