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Root?

joeybuschette

Jun 17, 2010, 12:01 PM
I know it's going to be a stupid question, but what does it mean when you root a phone? Confused
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Dread_99

Jun 18, 2010, 1:53 PM
Rooting an Android phone opens its core functions that aren't available when you buy it. This allows you to install customer versions of Android (ROMs) or other abilities like saving apps to the SD card.
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joeybuschette

Jun 19, 2010, 9:41 AM
How do you do something like that?
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partysource

Jun 20, 2010, 1:01 PM
Follow this link to learn and to root your Hero!

http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-sprint-hero ... »
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joeybuschette

Jun 24, 2010, 1:44 PM
What kind of stuff can you put on your phone if it's rooted? Is there anything that I should look for to put on there?
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Dread_99

Jul 2, 2010, 1:57 PM
Were you able to root your phone last night?
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joeybuschette

Jul 2, 2010, 2:07 PM
No. My wife had to run out and help a friend with an "issue" so I had our two sons and they are a hand full. I never got to get online last night and pull up the website. I'm going to try and do it tonight as long as I can keep my kids off me so long enough
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Dread_99

Jul 5, 2010, 6:53 PM
Successful?
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joeybuschette

Jul 6, 2010, 7:43 AM
Negative. I spent like almost four hours trying to sort thourgh all the material on the web about how to do the root I had to give up so I could go make lunch and when I tried to get back on the web my parents called and said they wanted to take us out to dinner. I can't pass up free food so I'm trying again tonight. Is there some kind of patch I have to download to my computer and then to the phone or how does it work?
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Dread_99

Jul 6, 2010, 10:35 AM
Yes, there's a download made by HTC that downgrades your software. I found the link to it on XDA developers forum.
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joeybuschette

Jul 6, 2010, 10:42 AM
Is there a way I can just download the patch directly to my phone?
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Dread_99

Jul 6, 2010, 12:10 PM
It has to be installed and run from a computer. This is the only method I know of..
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ChiefsFanTTPF

Jul 6, 2010, 1:44 PM
I just rooted my Hero about a month ago...In my opinion the easiest way to do it is to go on youtube, type in "how to root your CDMA hero", and watch the video. They do a great job taking you through the process step by step. It only took me about a half hour to root it.

Most of the videos also give you a link to the XDA developers forum. From there you can load on the ROMS...let me know if your still having trouble and I can post the link to the video along with some step by step directions.
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alexboael25

Dec 17, 2011, 5:59 PM
Razz hey ChiefsFanTTPF is you have the direct link to provide it gonna be so helpfull because im using one of this and i want to root it....... thanks!!! Very Happy
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