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What is rooting and how to do it?


Aug 27, 2010, 7:00 PM
Replying to: Very difficult question about the phone and android. by Carpe_Everything_baby Aug 10, 2010, 6:24 PM

Re: Very difficult question about the phone and android.
by Versed Aug 12, 2010, 7:53 PM
Rooting is easy, very easy even by Android standards. Then download Titanium backup and remove the bloat. And if you want, download the sql editor and change a file to allow off market apps. (sideloading).

As far as filtered AT&T apps on the market, two ways of dealing with this, both simple. 1. put the phone in airplane mode, then turn wifi on. You can get at any app in the marketplace. This is what I do. 2. Download marketenabler, pick TMO USA, the market will think you're on TMO and not AT&T, both are good. I use 1.


Sep 2, 2010, 12:33 PM
Service providers normally block root access so they can control your use of the phone. For example, to keep you from deleting the bloatware in case you change your mind later, but more likely so that you might click it by accident, sign up for some extra service by accident (like navigation service), and then forget to cancel that extra service. They also block root access to keep you from side-loading appd, which is to load an application that's not from the Android market. In additiion they filter what you can get from the marketplace, so that you can't get an application to allow tethering (but the Airplane mode/WIFI gets around that very easily). Tethering lets you share the internet connection on your cell phone to some other devic...

Sep 6, 2010, 6:44 PM
Thank you very much for your reply. That was very helpful and educational for me. Now that I fully understand, I don't think I will need to do this either. Much appreciated. Smile

Sep 7, 2010, 8:27 PM
Nice to see someone give an educated reply for a change.

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