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Pinayqt
02-24-2011, 09:29 PM
Hi all! I am gonna try to root my phone this weekend but I have a question about the backup. Do I only have to do the backup if I am planning on installing a ROM or should I do it no matter what?

Droid-Xer
02-24-2011, 09:33 PM
I recommend doing a backup whether you rom or not. But that's your decision. If you're not going to make many mods then you should be fine without it.

Pinayqt
02-24-2011, 09:34 PM
Then maybe I'll root it right now :excited: thanks for the quick reply!!

Brandon9559
02-24-2011, 09:36 PM
You can never go wrong making a backup.

Droid-Xer
02-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Ya nothing wrong with rooting. Its everything you do after that makes major changes. If you want to just tether or use other root only apps then you're good. But if you want to flash ROMs or themes, thays when you want to make a backup.

fasthair
02-24-2011, 09:38 PM
I would recommend making a backup even if you don't plan on running ROMs. Just like a pc sometimes software messes things up and you need to restore to a point when things worked. The one time I had this happen with my DX I was so happy I sent the 2 bucks for bootstrapper because it saved so much frustration and work.

fasthair

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Dustin0308
02-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Make a backup..seriously..you will regret it if you don't..its not hard and it could save your butt in the long run lol

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Pinayqt
02-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Can I brick it just by doing a root or is that only if I install a ROM?

Droid-Xer
02-24-2011, 09:40 PM
Nothing dangerous about rooting itself. It just adds a few files to your system.

mopar-x
02-24-2011, 09:40 PM
When I rooted I used bootstrap to make a backup ... even though I ran the stock rom for ever just in the off chance something went wrong and I needed it.

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Pinayqt
02-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Ok so I just rooted with the Z4 and installed bootstrap made a back up and then installed titanium and it's backing up my apps as we speak!! Only issue is when I tried to go back into my SD card to rename my backup file it would not let me. Long pressed on the file clicked edit and the rename option was grayed out....any ideas?

Brandon9559
02-24-2011, 10:28 PM
You went to clockworkmod folder then backups right?

Pinayqt
02-24-2011, 10:34 PM
Nevermind it's working now! Thanks everyone for your help!!!

Droid-Xer
02-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Sweet

Dustin0308
02-24-2011, 10:38 PM
Awesome

LiBeRtY ONEPOINTFIVE

veNADEtta
02-25-2011, 09:06 PM
Definitely recommend backing up. I pretty much trashed my files, but those two dollars for bootstrapper saved me.

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