[PLUG-TALK] Rooting Android phone

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sun Mar 6 23:37:29 PST 2011


On Sun, 6 Mar 2011 21:58:10 -0800
wes <plug at the-wes.com> dijo:

>The advantage is that you can now access features of your phone that
>had been locked out by either the manufacturer or the carrier. The
>important one for me was a util to dim the screen even further than
>the default setup allowed. It all depends on what you want to do with
>it. Another reason that it's not a big deal is that Android is
>generally left open enough to suit most peoples' needs. I expect you
>will likely fall into that category.
>
>You can also wipe out your phone's OS and install vanilla Android.
>This is not usually referred to as "rooting" but as "installing
>vanilla Android."

Thanks for the clarification.

One thing I want to get rid of is Motoblur. I don't want AT&T and
Motorola to require my phone's serial number and my social security
number to allow me to use it. I pay the bill; that is all they need to
be concerned about. Apparently the only way to get rid of Motoblur is
to install vanilla Android. 

But if I install vanilla Android, will the phone still work?

I am seriously considering just returning the phone.



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