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question on rooting droid 2

Discussion in 'Technology' started by mntbiker2008, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    Hey all, I am about to root my Verizon Droid 2, I am going to be using this SuperOneClick program. Is there anything else I should know before I do this? Do I need to download any software that it needs to run off of once I do get it rooted? Never did this before and there is a crap load of different info out there that I am not sure which one to follow. :confused:
     
  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    you don't need anything else...what are you planning on doing? rooting a phone is like getting admin privileges on a computer..doesn't do too much by itself, it just allows you to start doing custom things down the line
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Not too sure what yet. First thing is to get rid of all the stupid apps that verizon has on there. The new Honeycomb software is out too so if I am feeling really daring, I will upgrade to that. My biggest issue is all the stupid glitches ex. constantly freezing up, randomly restarting, etc. will rooting get rid of those issues (given I install a different software)?
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    I don't have a droid 2, but for all the questions that i have ever had on my evo, i go to androidforums.com. There's a ton of very knowledgeable people over there that can help you out with any problems or questions you have. Its also a great place to get ideas on different roms and themes to put on your phone.
     
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    rooting in and of itself will do jack to help with phone issues. it will allow you to download apps to get rid of the shit companies put on it (i use "root uninstaller" from the market) and will allow you to flash to custom software. getting rid of all that junk will help a million percent, and of course newer/cooler software will help too.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    ummm yeah
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    May or may not get rid of your problems. All of the roms have bugs, just depends on which ones you can live with. Remember if you want to overclock you need a rom that allows it. You cant just root and overclock without having an overclock capable rom.

    Good luck, if you get stuck the guys on droid forums are great, and if you catch em at the right time of day the will stick with you till you get the problem solved.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    It requires you to buy a few apps from the app store... I think I spent a total of like $3-$4. I did it with my Droid X. All I've done so far is "freeze" all of the bloatware and overclocked.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    I would research these two:

    Droid Forums

    XDA Forums

    These guys rock, and are pretty quick to offer help; especially those on DroidForums.net.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    Rooting the phone removes all the locks. It allows you to update to what ever version programmers offer (most are free), it allows you to install custom Roms and kernels which provide better efficiency in various ways.
    For my Samsung Fascinate, it had the dreaded lag from Verizon. I rooted with the latest recovery, which included the lag fix kernel, then installed the latest ROM developed. From there I could choose from a handful of different themes.

    ROMS serve several purposes. 1) to fix known problems. 2) to ease use. 3) make more efficient.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    I ran the Honeycomb on my Fascinate for several days and liked it. But I then installed a theme that I didn't care for and the only way to remove the theme is to delete the ROM. I now have a hybrid Honeycomb/Gingerbread that I really like; so much so that I have not installed a theme.


    Really? I'd say you went the wrong way then. Androidforums.net offered their time (after I did a bit of research) and showed me how to root and install the latest Rom freely. I paid nothing for this upgrade. Some developers accept donations, but everything is offered free.
    Oh, the ROMS I installed are de-bloated, meaning NO Verizon crap.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    yea no shit..

     
  13. Jun 14, 2011 at 1:42 AM
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    Awesome, glad to know this is old news to you CopDoctor.

    I'm willing to bet many here are not as wise or knowledgeable as you are and thought re-stating things a bit differently would open some understanding. If this offended you, I'm sorry.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Hmm I used the same site and I'm assuming the same guide... Most of them were by choice (Overclocking and the bloat freezing one) but I had to buy the bootstrapper app.
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 at 3:39 AM
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    MowTaco,

    That's a Bummer.


    I know Tabout27 is constantly updating the site with the latest ComRom. When was the last time you updated?

    Sorry for the thread jack
     
  16. Sep 24, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    How does one "root" a phone?
     
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    I would send you HERE as it is the best site for learning about modding a phone.

    If you share the specific phone you have, I could also provide the exact link to your question...
     
  18. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Commando. I didn't see a specific forum in droidforum link.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    You can also try HERE and do a search on rooting
     
  20. Sep 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    I rooted it via androidforums.com
     
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