Newbee Question about rooting

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    Newbee Question about rooting

    Im new to the HTC , coming from a BB background, but can someone explain what is rooting and why and when it should be used

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    Rooting is the process of jailbreaking your phone. Right now you cant root your phone if you have version 2.2 until the process is completed. As for why to root is simple, to get the most out of your phone.

    When rooted you can use custom roms, you can over or under clock your phone. Plus you have access to root apps that let you do more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jak89 View Post
    Rooting is the process of jailbreaking your phone. Right now you cant root your phone if you have version 2.2 until the process is completed. As for why to root is simple, to get the most out of your phone.

    When rooted you can use custom roms, you can over or under clock your phone. Plus you have access to root apps that let you do more.
    Is it difficult to do? I would love to get ride of that startup sound

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    Depends what they come up with. Before 2.2 they had anywhere from a 3 step root to a process that was much more involved.

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    Rooting is simply getting the equivalent of administrative privileges. On linux, the administrator is called root. Basically, with a full root, you can have access to all files in the system and can do all sorts of modifications, free tethering, custom apps, and remove built in apps you don't want. If you have a 2.1 you can currently root with the latest version of unrevoked and then do unrevoked forever for a permanent root. If you have 2.2, there is no way to root it yet, so you'll have to wait for a while. Go here for more info on unrevoked: unrevoked

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricoprez View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jak89 View Post
    Rooting is the process of jailbreaking your phone. Right now you cant root your phone if you have version 2.2 until the process is completed. As for why to root is simple, to get the most out of your phone.

    When rooted you can use custom roms, you can over or under clock your phone. Plus you have access to root apps that let you do more.
    Is it difficult to do? I would love to get ride of that startup sound
    You don't have to be rooted to get rid of the startup sound! You just need to be able to use ADB and follow step by step directions. All you need to do is rename a file call SPC_final_animation.mp3 to SPC_final_animation.mp3.bak in the right folder, and no more sound. There's a video on how to do it and ADB is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ricoprez View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jak89 View Post
    Rooting is the process of jailbreaking your phone. Right now you cant root your phone if you have version 2.2 until the process is completed. As for why to root is simple, to get the most out of your phone.

    When rooted you can use custom roms, you can over or under clock your phone. Plus you have access to root apps that let you do more.
    Is it difficult to do? I would love to get ride of that startup sound
    You don't have to be rooted to get rid of the startup sound! You just need to be able to use ADB and follow step by step directions. All you need to do is rename a file call SPC_final_animation.mp3 to SPC_final_animation.mp3.bak in the right folder, and no more sound. There's a video on how to do it and ADB is free.
    To do what you just said, you do need to be rooted. The startup sound is in a /system partition folder, which requires NAND to be unlocked. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. Most ADB stuff doesn't work without root, other than rebooting and pushing stuff to the sdcard or doing small installs. All the good stuff like changing system files requires full Root access.

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