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Old 09-02-2011, 11:21 AM
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Question i'm a noob and new to smart phones; rooting

i've seen this word rooting all over this and other web sites. What is the advantage of doing this and how ? what are the disadvantages of this and why ? and roms what's that ? how about kernels(?) ? are there any given ways to do these without bricking your phone ?
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:26 AM
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oh and flashing also.....????
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:46 PM
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http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.php?title=Why_Root

http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/05/01/custom-roms-for-android-explained-and-why-you-want-them/

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Re: i'm a noob and new to smart phones; rooting

karl .......i barely know how to do ANYTHING on this device (moto photon 4g w/sprint ) would this a good idea for a true noob ? i wouldn't know a good whatever is after root than what was before......
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karl .......i barely know how to do ANYTHING on this device (moto photon 4g w/sprint ) would this a good idea for a true noob ? i wouldn't know a good whatever is after root than what was before......
I recommend you read everything you can find about rooting and adb before you try to root

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Old 09-02-2011, 09:54 PM
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Re: i'm a noob and new to smart phones; rooting

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thanx for this post, great advice. i have a photon and to root it is no easy task without adb knowledge.
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oh and flashing also.....????
To flashing you just the ROM,kernel,theme,mod on your SD card then boot into recovery select flash zip, find the zip u put on the SD card and flash it

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Re: i'm a noob and new to smart phones; rooting

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Re: i'm a noob and new to smart phones; rooting

I'm greatful for the advice. Sure don't want to brick this phone , paid to much for it. Is rooting/flashing something a noob should consider?
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Re: i'm a noob and new to smart phones; rooting

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I'm greatful for the advice. Sure don't want to brick this phone , paid to much for it. Is rooting/flashing something a noob should consider?
Photon was hard(er) to flash than any other android device I have flashed but if you read lots its not bad. Not really wirth it yet imo plus I lost 4g. Herd there is a patch out now though.
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