How to Root Android

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kostels

I found best method to root android on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW2SF3qYPeU Quick and easy.Just rooted few devices with it.

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PCLinuxguy

So do I get my free virus with that spam link?

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agello24

have they found a way to root the lg l9 phone. its under tmobil.

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Victarr

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and then tried the CyanogenMod option offered in ROM Manager and now my tablet is stuck at a loading screen. It doesn't seem recognize any key presses or screen touches. So where would I go now for help recovering my tablet?

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The Mac

plug it into your computer, get adb up and running and use logcat to see whats going on.

you can also issue the command "adb reboot recovery" to force it into recover to reflash or restore a nandroid backup

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Engelsstaub

I'm surprised you've not gotten the obligatory Aussie comment along the lines of "lol u 'root' ur phone, m8?!"

...there's always that one who thinks the rest of the English-speaking world doesn't know, or even cares, about the slang-meaning they attach to the word "root."

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kixofmyg0t

Great article!

XenonHD(4.2.2 Jelly Bean) on my RAZR HD, Stock rooted 4.3 on my Nexus 7 FHD and CM10.1.2(4.2.2 Jelly Bean) on my Bionic.

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pastorbob

Great article!!!

I've been running my Asus TF300T 10.1 tablet rooted with a custom ROM and kernel for several months now. The overclockability makes it a more pleasant user experience but even if I didn't have that, the cleaning out of crapware would be worth it. I use CROMI-X with the Hundsbauh kernel (latest versions of both). There are so many advantages over the stock install. The selectability of which apps to include when you install, and customizability.

On the downside I was so imrpressed and pleased with my results on the tablet that I decided to do the same for my smartphone. Bad idea. I guess after 20+ successful version updates on the tablet I got too cocky and in a hurry. I wound up bricking it. $150.00 down the tube.

Bottom line - unless you are super tech savvy (even that is no guarantee) willing to risk trashing your device and don't care if you void your warranty don't do this at home.

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The Mac

every phone has their own roms, as they need to be phone spececific because of the drivers.

best repository for roms:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/

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pastorbob

+1000 => The Mac

I learned more about my tablet in one week on the xda-developers site than I could have in a year anyplace else. And the choices are excellent no matter what device you have. Great bunch of developers and users.

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tony2tonez

S4 is actually easier. The Moto Chooper kit developted for Motorola phones actually works on most S4. It just a zip file and your done.

XDA forums is a great source.

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jgottberg

Call me lazy but this looks like waaaaaaay to much work to go through, for a phone.

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kixofmyg0t

Ok you're lazy.

Stick to Blackberry.

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jgottberg

lol, guilty as charged. I wish I could have stuck to my Blackberry, that thing was a superstar for calls/text/email. The virtual keyboards suck BALLS. I've have my phone for over 6 months and still EFEN hate the keyboard.

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PCLinuxguy

the only good slider android phone I've come across is the Droid 4. it's not the latest and greatest or a powerhouse but still a decent device. may want to look into it

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jgottberg

Cool, thanks for the suggestion man. I'll keep an eye out for one to check it out.

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The Mac

its actually not as much work as it looks like.

Ive rooted 1/2 dozen hero's, 7 EVO3Ds, and a handful of One's, and S4s.

The ability to make nandroid backups for user data restores when you do something stupid is well worth the effort.

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jgottberg

I suppose it's like anything... the more you do it, the more adept you get at it. Kudos man, I wouldn't have the patience :)

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The Mac

i guess it all boils down to weather you like to muck about with linux or not.

in the end, there is a lot of nutty console play....

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etsugua

I replaced the ROM on my Nook HD+ using the excellent CynaogenMod and never looked back. It was surprisingly easy to do thanks to the fact that the Nook allows booting from the SD.

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The Mac

im thinking about rooting my Nook HD+, but unlike my phone, i cant really think of a good reason to do so.

There isnt any data in there that could get lost, its all in the cloud.

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tom_m

I've been using Cyanogenmod with Nova Launcher on my Nook HD+. I think CM's UI is cleaner and easier to navigate and customize, battery life is better, and I can easily create backups of my apps or Android itself, using programs that ordinarily would be inaccesible without root priveleges.

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etsugua

Sideloading was my motivator. While there is less reason to do so now that the Google app store is allowed on the Nook, I still had a bunch of apps from the Amazon app store and Humble Bundle and sideloading is completely shut out of the default Nook.

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The Mac

hmmmm...sideloading would be a good reason.

I just dont have any apps that need it.

lol

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pastorbob

Maybe to improve the performance? I know even before I started oc'ing my tablet I noticed a significant performance boost with the custom ROM.

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The Mac

I havent noticed any perormance issues with the stock rom..

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pastorbob

I guess it is the same as with desktops or laptops. It would depend upon how you use it as to whether or not you would see performance issues.

Bottom line is if you are happy with it the way it is and aren't curious, then why root and flash a custom ROM?

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The Mac

I guess that was kinda my point.

Sure ive rooted a gazillion phones, but thats because people get ornery when they loose their data, and expect me to get it back for them.

My nook doesnt have any data to loose.

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pastorbob

+1

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GreenTurtle

Slim bean ROM... Works great on my wife's GS3.