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Tethering Free For All!

Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 10:05 AM
I have 2.2 rooted on my phone and I have several tethering programs such as Barnacal and Wireless Tether.It has the hardware but I guess Verizon wants to save its network which I do not mind because I will never go back to a regular Android Build Ever Again.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 10:09 AM
Well aren't you so sophisticato with your rooting! Personally I'm not brave enough, or advanced enough to root.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 10:14 AM
I can understand that, but with all the you tube videos and forums its almost to hard to brick a Droid. The good thing is that it has a bootloader that runs through the computer called MotoDev which is free and will always allow you to flash stock builds onto the phone. If you are one of the individuals that does not want to try it then I see this as a problem. Also, when you root the phone you can over clock the processor which will make the phone faster and it is safe.Im running my droid at 1.1ghz and no problems yet.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 10:18 AM
Yeah I've heard it from Menno. I've tried reading about rooting a little bit, some complicated instructions like pressing the camera button, power button, and touching a certain place on the screen all at once.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 10:29 AM
If you serious about trying it I can send you all the links and the information you need. When you turn on the phone into bootloader its just the power button and X and a few other ones that are very easy.
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frankthetank775

Aug 2, 2010, 3:38 PM
Can you send me the info. I wanna root my droid.
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Menno

Aug 2, 2010, 10:30 AM
The DroidMod team released a one click root, so a lot of those issues are passed.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 10:31 AM
A one click root, wow that sounds crazzy I wanna see. I love Rom Manager tho best paid app ever.
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Menno

Aug 2, 2010, 10:58 AM
Rom manager is awesome. No doubt about it. I love Cyanogen mod.

DroidMod was one of the original dev groups for the motorola droid. They used to be called SholesMod. Back during 2.01 they had the first "Rom Manager" like app for the Droid that would basically automate the rooting and recovery process for the phone. they kinda dropped off the radar for 2.1 because they wanted to build their own source tree like CM did. But they released a new beta of their update tool that will root 2.1 for you. and then you can flash Clockwork with Rom manager and get your favorite rom.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:04 AM
I still see Sholes around on Rom Manager good stuff.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 10:34 AM
Hey! How bout that Menno makes an appearence!
Are you familiar with the software yourself? Is it really that simple? Does it require the use of my laptop? Or can I do it completly within my Droid?

So is Vzn lying? The Droid has the hardware ability to do wifi tethering doesn't it?
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Menno

Aug 2, 2010, 11:03 AM
The Droid can do wifi tethering, it just needs a custom Kernal (The things you download to overclock your droid)

Here is the link to the new updater:
http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/30/new-dmupdater-b ... »

Once you Root, you just download ROM Manager(I highly recommend buying it, well worth the 4 dollars or so), Flash Clockwork Recovery Mod, make a Backup of your current phone (one of the options.. this will allow you to always go back to this "Clean" rooted 2.1 image if anything goes wrong.

And then you can start flashing roms like a mad man.

This still voids your warranty and all that good stuff, but as others have mentioned, if you use a little thought going into it, it's almost hard to totally bric...
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:05 AM
The screen on My Droid went out and I turned it in to Verizon Rooted still and nothing happened. I think you will be fine.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 11:08 AM
Well guess what, as you know, just this past week I made a warranty claim, I would have been screwed had I rooted.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:10 AM
You would have not been, the Verizon reps suck ass and you just have to call to do the trouble shooting and a new phone will be sent to you. I HATE going to the verizon stores in my area, all the people think they know everything when really they are bad sales agents but I do not care that I know more about there products them them, i only go if I have to. If not I rather call to do all my business with Verizon.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 11:15 AM
Yeah, and we can also ask ?'s right here on PS.

I did a warranty claim recently myself. After only 4 months of having my Droid the keyboard was crap!!! Keys were coming loose, and even coming off. The touchscreen would act all wacky while plugged into the charger. I received my warranty replacement last Tuesday. Verizon received my original Droid last Friday.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:18 AM
I had the screen whacked out but it was because I was using an aftermarket charger, were you using one a aftermarket one or the original one that came with the phone?
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 11:20 AM
Well it wasn't the original one that came with the phone, but when I bought it on ebay I made sure to type in "OEM" to make sure it works, and the one I got does indeed say Motorola on it.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:21 AM
It may have been fake, I had the screen issue you had you must get an original charger to make sure it does the job right. You have a expensive device no need to buy a cheap charger, but if its a budget issue then ya I can understand that.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 11:23 AM
Are you saying I should go to a Vzn store and get ripped off and pay a whopping $20?
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:27 AM
I am not saying that, as all the chargers I bought off of ebay for cheap did not work as well as I thought. The screen would not let me use it at all because i just dont know why, im sure it had something to do with the pins on the usb cable getting change around or something of that nature. Just sounds better to get something that is original and works, but hey if you dont want to get ripped off then i can understand that.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Menno

Aug 2, 2010, 11:15 AM
Not all agents know nothing.. I used to be an agent. I just played dumb most of the time because showing off tech knowledge scares most customers.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 2, 2010, 11:20 AM
I use to work for a dealer and I knew a lot but I just cant do cell phones any more because what I was treated as, like an idiot most of the time. Ow well, it is what it is. I will stick to selling tv services.
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scoobasteve

Aug 2, 2010, 10:31 AM
i was skeptical about rooting at first then i found the site droid-life.com, they have a great set of instructions for rooting droids including videos, and all the information you could need.
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Jayshmay

Aug 2, 2010, 10:36 AM
Menno said that DroidMod has some sort of easy software for it, are you aware or familiar with this software that Menno is speaking of?

Do you consider yourself to be advanced/geek? Or a regular more average user?
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Azeron

Aug 2, 2010, 11:39 AM
The ominous 'yet'.
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