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Root If I update to the newer .9 ruu....

I will start of by saying that I'm not familiar with the .9 RUU but I would hold off on flashing any RUU leak (if that's what it is). Because an RUU can change the bootloader. If the .9 is better then wait for someone to make a custom ROM from it, that way you won't lose root. I'm speaking from experience from when I had my HTC Eris. I flashed a leak and root was not found for that device for months.
 
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I will start of by saying that I'm not familiar with the .9 RUU but I would hold off on flashing any RUU leak (if that's what it is). Because an RUU can change the bootloader. If the .9 is better then wait for someone to make a custom ROM from it, that way you won't lose root. I'm speaking from experience from when I had my HTC Eris. I flashed a leak and root was not found for that device for months.
I'm 99% sure I saw a thread at XDA where someone had posted .9 pre-rooted.

I'd be more wary about what's hiding under the surface of a leaked RUU, especially one originating from some random Chinese website. I'd rather flash from known devs building off AOSP.
 
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I'm 99% sure I saw a thread at XDA where someone had posted .9 pre-rooted.

I'd be more wary about what's hiding under the surface of a leaked RUU, especially one originating from some random Chinese website. I'd rather flash from known devs building off AOSP.

If it's prerooted I'm not sure why they would use an RUU over using Clockwork.:thinking: All I know is that I'm with you on not flashing an RUU unless a reputable dev says it's OK.
 
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No, you shouldn't need to root to flash the .9 rom. However, whatever you think you'll gain by flashing it may complicate rooting your TB in the immediate future and keep you from enjoying what custom roms have to offer. Rather than rush into it when it is clear you don't know what you're doing take the time to learn how to do it right from those that do.
 
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:) that's why I'm asking such newbish questions. I've searched and googled for instructions and explanations on what ruu's are and how to implement them, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. I come from a droid x where I had liberty and apex on it, htc's I'm just not familiar with.

Yet.
 
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