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Mine On The Way - Have Root Questions


Sep 27, 2010, 4:44 PM
Hello, I already have mine pre-ordered and it is on the way. I currently have a Nexus One and enjoy the ability to be a hotspot for my laptop. I surf all day at work. I understand that this feature will be disabled on my G2 even though it has "vanilla" froyo on it. I have three question for anyone that can help.

1. If I root it, will this make the tethering and hotspot work like it does on the Nexus One and if I root it will I be able to use any sim card from any carrier?

2. If I root it, will any future updates (via over the air, like bug fixes and os upgrades) be able to be downloaded by my phone and how will this effect my phone?

3. Lastly, where can I go online to do like the easy root type of thingy, like where you plug your ph...

Sep 27, 2010, 7:22 PM
Answers to your questions.

1. Rooting opens up the capability for your phone to do mobile hotspot. But you will need to download an app to get the function after you have rooted it. Rooting it just makes it possible.

2. You should be able to receive all updates, even on a rooted device. worse comes to worse, you can just remove the root, update the phone, then re root the phone.

3. Always be checking These guys are everything android.

Sep 28, 2010, 11:41 PM
XDA Dev is not just Andriod, however, we are a group of developers that work on anything HTC.

Sep 29, 2010, 11:49 PM
Well i just got my root and lag fix from them. and I'm on a Samsung galaxy s. Thats not htc.
Daniel Dc5

Oct 1, 2010, 12:01 PM
1. With any root, you unlock the ability to use features on the phone that the carrier or the manufacture hold back such as the Wifi Hot Spot. You can root it and install wireless tether or barnacle which is on the App Market and free.

2. If you have a rooted device, the updates from the the carrier will no longer be valid for use on your phone. You will have something called a rom and this rom will be able to get updated by who ever makes it. You can use a stock version of the build and still have the ability to update if someone cracks the update.

3. I would recommend that you google it first, and if not go to you tube and search for videos with step by step directions. Looking at someone do it may make it easier for you to feel at ...

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