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sassymagic23
02-15-2011, 10:42 PM
I know these have most likely been asked but im asking. Sorry if its posted in the wrong forum.

Rooting. I understand that its pretty much taking the phone and making it your own. But I have some (to me) important questions.

What are the down falls in rooting.
When rooted what should I absolultly not do.
If I tether will it charge to my phone bill.
What exactly is tethering.
Is the phone easier to get a virus once rooted.
is there a possibility that my phone could crash.
Is there a possiblity that it could really mess up my phone.
I see y'all talk about rom alot. What exactly is this.
Once rooted can I change back.
And just really anymore information on rooting.

Thanks. Hoping this phone wont mess up. 3rd droid. And tired off bad hardware.

sassymagic23
02-15-2011, 11:35 PM
Searching rooting. So confused

acole1177
02-16-2011, 12:06 AM
Check out Roolers guide on rooting. That will answer most of your questions

Sent from my DROIDX using Droid X Forum App

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 12:10 AM
That's what im looking at and im going. HUH????

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 12:13 AM
Check out this video from Debian Dog:

[Video] Idiots Guide to Rooting, ROMing, Backups, and things (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-rs-video-guides/16792-video-idiots-guide-rooting-roming-backups-things.html)

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 12:17 AM
In response to your questions:

What are the down falls in rooting. I believe the positives outweigh the negatives.
When rooted what should I absolultly not do. Certain System Apps.
If I tether will it charge to my phone bill. No, as long as you use 3G Hotspot Hack, Wireless Tether, or Barnacle from the Market
What exactly is tethering. Using your X as a modem for a internet connection to laptop, 360, ps3, etc.
Is the phone easier to get a virus once rooted. I don't have enough knowledge on this.
is there a possibility that my phone could crash. Yes
Is there a possiblity that it could really mess up my phone. You could brick it but its all recoverable. Anything you do, can be undone.
I see y'all talk about rom alot. What exactly is this. Custom systems that can improve battery life, make X perform better, etc...
Once rooted can I change back. Yes.
And just really anymore information on rooting. Rooler's guide is the best thing to read.

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 12:33 AM
Thanks going to try this. (Crossing fingers)

maybish
02-16-2011, 12:35 AM
if you dont feel comfortable wait until youre confident. i was pretty confused first but i followed the instructions step by step and ive never turned back!! post any other questions if you have them!

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 12:43 AM
Yeah here's on titanium pro or just the back up.lol

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 12:59 AM
Here's another question do all the z4roots cost money. I don't own credit cards.

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:00 AM
yeah its like $2 or something. there used to be a free version but i think it was taken down. it is a great app. how about a debit card?

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:05 AM
I don't own any debit or credit cards. I keep cash only. Don't like the goverment keeping tabs on my stuff.

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:07 AM
Will it be a monthly charge or one time.

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:09 AM
try here
My Brain Hurts: Droid X Recovery (and Droid 2 too!) (http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/droid-x-recovery.html)

it is a great tool for us rooted folks....so maybe someday you can send him a cocktail!

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:09 AM
its only one time

Droid-Xer
02-16-2011, 01:27 AM
Many very useful root apps cost a few bucks. Do you have a PayPal account?

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:38 AM
I don't even have a bank account. And now this phones starting to run slow. But no paypal. No swipy cards
nothing. I don't like debt. But from what im seeing its going to cost like $150 just to root a phone

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 01:38 AM
Many very useful root apps cost a few bucks. Do you have a PayPal account?

+1 on the useful apps part. I think Paypal is very important in this day and age if you do anything on the internet. IMO

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:40 AM
I don't even have a bank account. And now this phones starting to run slow. But no paypal. No swipy cards
nothing. I don't like debt. But from what im seeing its going to cost like $150 just to root a phone

why so much??? ive been rooted since december and only made my first app purchase a few weeks ago!!! how about a $10 visa gift card??

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 01:41 AM
I don't even have a bank account. And now this phones starting to run slow. But no paypal. No swipy cards
nothing. I don't like debt. But from what im seeing its going to cost like $150 just to root a phone

I don't see it costing $150.

Pricing Breakdown.
Bootstrap - $2 or dl the free one
Titanium Backup - $5
Root Explorer - $3
Total - $8 - $10

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:41 AM
I deal.with the net all the time. But if I have to buy something from the net. I go to walmart spend three bucks on a visa and load the amount needed. That's it.

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:42 AM
You forgot the z4root.

Droid-Xer
02-16-2011, 01:46 AM
They're useful apps, but you don't need them. There's free alternatives but you have to have some knowledge of Linux. Like may said, you can get a prepaid card for $10-$15 and be set.

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 01:47 AM
I deal.with the net all the time. But if I have to buy something from the net. I go to walmart spend three bucks on a visa and load the amount needed. That's it.

Oh. I guess I just prefer the convenience of Paypal.


You forgot the z4root.

Thats free.

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:48 AM
oopssss forgot to link you!! was gonna do it before but went to facebook and forgot!!
Z4 root brings one-click root to multiple Android devices (http://www.theandroidphone.com/z4-root-brings-one-click-root-to-multiple-devices-70574/)

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:49 AM
I didn't see any free. And its all confused me anyway. The steps have atleast I can figure what comes first..

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:50 AM
yeah you dont need any money to root or rom your phone. but these developers do work hard and a couple bucks is appreciated. now....i dont have a whole lot of money which is why i bought my first app in the market a few weeks ago.

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 01:51 AM
z4 Root (http://www.filefront.com/17562655/z4root.1.3.0.apk/)

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 01:51 AM
Lol thanks. Still confussed though. I really would like to root. And I have no problem charging to the bill. But im not going to town at 2 am. Lol

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:51 AM
I didn't see any free. And its all confused me anyway. The steps have atleast I can figure what comes first..

i linked you to the 2 apps youll definitely need and theyre both free so when you decide to do it, youll have them!

Droid-Xer
02-16-2011, 01:51 AM
If you know linux you can use terminal emulator to remove unwanted apps. If you don't know linux then don't use it. What exactly do you want to do with root?

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 01:52 AM
oopssss forgot to link you!! was gonna do it before but went to facebook and forgot!!
Z4 root brings one-click root to multiple Android devices (http://www.theandroidphone.com/z4-root-brings-one-click-root-to-multiple-devices-70574/)

You beat me to it may ;)

maybish
02-16-2011, 01:56 AM
You beat me to it may ;)

yay!! hehe:starstruck:

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 01:58 AM
yay!! hehe:starstruck:

haha :excited:

olyfunk
02-16-2011, 02:50 AM
Forgive my noobness. Hello ya'll. I hope I'm not using poor etiquette in using this thread for my question, but here goes. I've been reading a ton and watched the step by step rooting video and I'm sold! My buddy is coming over this weekend with his new Evo 4g and we're going to root both of our phones. My question is probably obvious. Will the same process work for both phones?

DrivetheGreen66
02-16-2011, 02:51 AM
Forgive my noobness. Hello ya'll. I hope I'm not using poor etiquette in using this thread for my question, but here goes. I've been reading a ton and watched the step by step rooting video and I'm sold! My buddy is coming over this weekend with his new Evo 4g and we're going to root both of our phones. My question is probably obvious. Will the same process work for both phones?

Nope. You can use the z4 root app. He needs the unrEVOked computer program to root.

Thanks DroidXer

Droid-Xer
02-16-2011, 02:52 AM
Forgive my noobness. Hello ya'll. I hope I'm not using poor etiquette in using this thread for my question, but here goes. I've been reading a ton and watched the step by step rooting video and I'm sold! My buddy is coming over this weekend with his new Evo 4g and we're going to root both of our phones. My question is probably obvious. Will the same process work for both phones?

Nope. You can use the z4 root app. He needs the unrEVOked computer program to root.

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 02:55 AM
So what should I do first. And so forth

olyfunk
02-16-2011, 02:56 AM
Cool. Thanks for the info. When we're both rooted and decide on roms we will be benchmarking and battling for Droid supremecy.

sassymagic23
02-16-2011, 02:57 AM
This is my way of making sure I don't mess up. And making it to where I can pretty much use my.phone as I choose. I hate the setup it has. And I don't like not being able to mod things.. hate how slow it is.

Droid-Xer
02-16-2011, 03:09 AM
This is my way of making sure I don't mess up. And making it to where I can pretty much use my.phone as I choose. I hate the setup it has. And I don't like not being able to mod things.. hate how slow it is.

1. Root using z4 that May posted.
2. Optional- if you're going to do custom ROMs you will need Droid X Bootstrap ($2)
3. Titanium Backup- ~$5. There's an alternative to freeze unwanted apps called bloat freezer-root for $1.49

WugFresh
02-16-2011, 04:20 AM
Is the phone easier to get a virus once rooted.

In order for any malacius process to exploit your administrative system access (root) you would have to manually grant it super user permissions first, so in no ways does rooting increase your chances of getting a virus. If you managed to get infected and also grant the malacious app super user permissions then yes, the malicious app could go deeper into your system. But all (there are only two reported ones for android) viral threats can be avoided by following a few guidelines.

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/18859-anti-virus-needed-your-droid.html

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Garemlin
02-16-2011, 05:19 AM
Moving to appropriate sub forum