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Offline Outback_Jon

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Rooting an Android phone...
« on: October 27, 2011, 06:04:57 pm »
So, has anyone here rooted their Android phone?  I have an HTC Inspire that I just got from AT&T, and really don't like all the crap that AT&T has disabled/installed/whatever.  Looks like rooting it is fairly simple, but just wondering if there is anyone who has done it.
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 06:45:34 pm »
Subscribe :popcorn:
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 07:10:49 pm »
naw, I'm a jailbroken Iphone junkie, this will be fun to read.
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 07:57:50 pm »
I need a spare microSD card, so I ordered up a few 4GB ones for the rest of the family.  These things are incredibly cheap frugal these days.  $4.99 each.  And a 16GB for myself...   :D  (The 8GB it came with was filling up fast...)

I'll take one of their smaller old ones to do the rooting.  (I love coming up with "excuses" to upgrade stuff...)  Need one to make what is called a "gold card".
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 08:09:12 pm »
So my 17 year old son says you can't update your phone if you root your phone.........true?
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 04:20:27 am »
What is 'rooting'?  And no, this isn't Jeopardy.

Nevermind...Google is my friend....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_%28Android_OS%29
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 06:05:36 am »
I rooted my HTC Droid Eris. No problems at all. I was much happier with the rooted firmware I used than the original. I would recommend you get one you can update without losing everything each time.  There is usually good  info at the androidforums.com. I have an Incredible 2 right now, but can't find a reason to root it.... yet.

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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 07:05:07 am »
I have an Incredible 2 right now, but can't find a reason to root it.... yet.

AT&T disables the phone's WiFi Hotspot ability unless I pay even more for a data plan.  (Already paying for one, but don't need the extra data amount that it entails)  Plus I'd like to get rid of some of the stupid apps that are running for no reason, like Facebook - I don't have an account, so why would I run the app?  And there are a bunch of really cool apps that I could use, but they require root access, and AT&T blocks that.  Those are my main reasons.

So my 17 year old son says you can't update your phone if you root your phone.........true?

What updates in particular?  If a new version of Android hits the market, if it isn't available before AT&T offers it, it would be available shortly after. 
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 11:09:17 am »
What is 'rooting'?  And no, this isn't Jeopardy.

Nevermind...Google is my friend....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_%28Android_OS%29


I was going to say... our friends in the UK and Australia will have fun with that one!

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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 01:33:49 pm »
What is 'rooting'?  And no, this isn't Jeopardy.


I'll take "type of beer" for $300 please...

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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 05:15:29 pm »
simple directions for 'droid rooting are on the google search
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 05:24:38 pm »
simple directions for 'droid rooting are on the google search

I've got all that taken care of.  Instructions, etc.  Now I'm just waiting for the microSD cards.  They're currently in Windsor, CT.  (I love online package tracking.)
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 06:39:12 pm »

I'll take "type of beer" for $300 please...

I'l take "The Rapist" for $400, please.


That's "Therapist" you twit!
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 09:46:42 pm »
I'l take "The Rapist" for $400, please.


That's "Therapist" you twit!

Suck it Trebek!  Gotta love the SNL jeopardy skits!
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Re: Rooting an Android phone...
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 10:55:28 pm »
I'l take "The Rapist" for $400, please.


That's "Therapist" you twit!

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