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Rooting and security

Anyone even remotely concerned with rooted droids and security?

Seems like even the most basic apps you get from marketplace request access to your phone contact's, not sure why but a lot do. Anyone worried about this with their rooted droids being able to do whatever they want?

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Anyone even remotely concerned with rooted droids and security?

Seems like even the most basic apps you get from marketplace request access to your phone contact's, not sure why but a lot do. Anyone worried about this with their rooted droids being able to do whatever they want?
In general no. Even when not rooted a lot of these apps require the same access. I only install apps from the market as well. Admittedly the droid market could have anything going on.

With that said, I'd LIKE to check out things like mikandi and its market, but since I use the phone for work I stay a little paranoid.

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I have an Android phone and I hear that term "rooted" thrown around a lot. Please school me on what exactly it is and what the benefits of having a rooted phone are.
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I have an Android phone and I hear that term "rooted" thrown around a lot. Please school me on what exactly it is and what the benefits of having a rooted phone are.
You can do whatever you want with it instead of whatever the cell service company wants you to do with it
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 10:14 AM
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I have an Android phone and I hear that term "rooted" thrown around a lot. Please school me on what exactly it is and what the benefits of having a rooted phone are.
Mainly so you can install pre-release ROMs or user developed ROMs. Can brick the phone if you're not careful though. There's several how-to guides on how to do this, depending on your phone type.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:31 PM
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I rooted my Droid X to gain access to the free wifi tether.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:49 PM
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I rooted my EVO and I love it... It's faster then the regular evo's and my battery last all day.. Free Wifi tether tooo..

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 11:06 AM
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Thanks guys. I, personally, don't see a huge benefit. I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing. I have a myTouch 3G.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 08:38 AM
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I rooted my D1, main motivators were:

1) Overclocking (550mhz native boosted to up to 1.25Ghz). I run 1Ghz, phone works great w/ no complaints / excessive heat / battery issues.

2) Custom ROM (improved speed, features, style, custom themes, and much more). I'm running Simply Stunning 4.8 (dev ChevyNo1). Stable, fast, blue theme, custom icons, more custom details; highly recommended. No issues installing ROM

You can save an image, and restore it, in case you hose something.

3) Ease of change. Re-design your UI at will, with any number of options.

4) Unlimited access to phone to install whatever you wish, and restore your image if you hose it.

Its total freedom.


The D1 is ideal for lots of reasons, most importantly its just about as pure Android as you are going to get. No Motoblur, no Samsung UI, Sony UI, bloat, Vzware etc. This is why the D1 is so widely modded..


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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 11:53 AM
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I have android 2.2 on my hd2 runs super smooth and does everything my friends evo does, also I got mine for $100 bucks so I did not spend as much as he did.
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I have android 2.2 on my hd2 runs super smooth and does everything my friends evo does, also I got mine for $100 bucks so I did not spend as much as he did.
I thought the HD2 was a windows mobile phone?

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it is but I got android on it with out hspl or having to install a rom,, just runs off my sd card
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 01:10 PM
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it is but I got android on it with out hspl or having to install a rom,, just runs off my sd card
sounds slick, I personally hadn't heard of a dual OS wm/android phone before, neato. Does it only work w/ T-Mobile?

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 01:36 PM
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um....Im not sure as Im not big on phones, I just did not like windows, turns out a bunch of people dont like it either on the hd2 so I just did a google search and found a website that has android builds for the hd2. Basicly your just running a program off your sd runs perfect on my phone
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Mainly so you can install pre-release ROMs or user developed ROMs. Can brick the phone if you're not careful though. There's several how-to guides on how to do this, depending on your phone type.
To install custom ROM's you need to have the bootloader unlocked. Rooting your phone will not allow you install custom ROM's.
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 07:03 PM
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sounds slick, I personally hadn't heard of a dual OS wm/android phone before, neato. Does it only work w/ T-Mobile?

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Touch Pro 2 will also run android 2.2 from the sd card

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 07:37 PM
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I have a behold2 and I'm stuck with android 1.6, is it worth it to root my phone? I searched but didn't find reasons to support doing it, mainly just people pissed that the samsung would not update the phone past v1.6
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 09:16 PM
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I had the behold 2 with the galaxy rom, my friend did it for me. If you have no option but to do the rom thing then do it you get new animations, it will be a little faster, new market and some other stuff, again only do it if you can't upgrade
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