[PLUG-TALK] Rooting Android phone

wes plug at the-wes.com
Mon Mar 7 08:52:38 PST 2011


On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 11:37 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net>wrote:

> 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.
>
>
The only answer I can give you is "it should work." Someone has to do it
first, so I suggest you look for reports from those who have.

-wes
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