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Root [CDMA] Questions about rooting.

CarrieK

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Dec 6, 2010
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When you update it will update the first firmware, then reboot and then you will get the second, but keep in mind, if you have not upgrade to the newest 2.3.4, and you want to root in the future, then I would not update, as it is much easier to root without that firmware release, so something for you to think about before you decide to update.


Please forgive me if there's a similar post on here but I couldn't find anything. I never installed the OTA update that gave us 2.3.4. I had read that some people were having problems so I was hesitant to install it but now I figure I might as well just do it. I also read today that there's another OTA that is currently being pushed out.

So anyway I was wondering, when I check for updates, will my phone get both updates or will it only get the latest one? How does that work?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.



^^^^ What he said. It is a LOT simpler to root if you have hboot 1.4 than it is 1.5. If you do decide to root, you can download an updated stock ROM that will have 2.3.4 update and you will still keep root. I realize you didn't ask about rooting but I have seen many posts where people updated, then later regretted it when they went to unlock and root their phones. Just something to consider in order for you to make an informed decision :)
 
Thank you so much for the answer to my question and thank you both also for the advice regarding possibly rooting in the future. CarrieK, you're right that I didn't ask about that but its like you both read my mind because it is something that I have considered. I really don't know whether I want to root my phone in the future or not. I know that I do really want the screenshot ability now but I don't want to void my warranty. And I also really don't know much about root and what it allows you to do so I don't know if it's something that I may want to do or not. As I said, I definitely don't want to void my warranty and I also have the "Black Tie Protection" with Best Buy. I assume rooting my phone would void that as well, though I've seen nothing in the small print that mentions it.

Right now I don't really have that much of an interest in rooting my phone however when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out and all you rooted people have it and I don't, that's when I'm really going to want to do it. I just don't know. Is it possible to root my phone and then undo it, at least enough so that if I needed to have my phone fixed in some way Best Buy, Sprint or HTC wouldn't know I ever rooted it to begin with?
 
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You will not void your warranty if you root, because you can always restore the Stock Rom at any time.



Thank you so much for the answer to my question and thank you both also for the advice regarding possibly rooting in the future. CarrieK, you're right that I didn't ask about that but its like you both read my mind because it is something that I have considered. I really don't know whether I want to root my phone in the future or not. I know that I do really want the screenshot ability now but I don't want to void my warranty. And I also really don't know much about root and what it allows you to do so I don't know if it's something that I may want to do or not. As I said, I definitely don't want to void my warranty and I also have the "Black Tie Protection" with Best Buy. I assume rooting my phone would void that as well, though I've seen nothing in the small print that mentions it.

Right now I don't really have that much of an interest in rooting my phone however when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out and all you rooted people have it and I don't, that's when I'm really going to want to do it. I just don't know. Is it possible to root my phone and then undo it, at least enough so that if I needed to have my phone fixed in some way Best Buy, Sprint or HTC wouldn't know I ever rooted it to begin with?
 
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If that's the case then why do I see that all over the place? And not just from companies who don't want people rooting their phones. Maybe it's just people who don't understand that you can go back to the Stock Rom.

Sorry I keep asking more questions and this thread has gotten away from what my original question was, but I have another one or two. How hard is it to root an EVO 3D without bricking it? I've never rooted a phone before. I do tend to pick up on things having to do with computer & Android software pretty quickly so hopefully the same would hold true for this but I don't know...

So the questions are: How difficult is it to root without destroying my nice expensive EVO 3D? And is there a list of the benefits somewhere? I'm not really sure what I would get out of rooting or how much of it I would take advantage of. However, as I stated previously, when Ice Cream Sandwich becomes available I'm really going to want it! Also can the 3D camera be used when rooted? And do you lose everything on your phone i.e. apps, app data, etc. on your phone when you root?

Thanks again for your help! I do appreciate it!
 
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