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Topic # 79438 17-Mar-2011 15:04 Send private message

Its driving me mad not being able to screenshot and veency into my phone so maybe I have to look at rooting my phone?

Def dont want to brick it!




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  Reply # 449258 17-Mar-2011 15:05 Send private message

I seem to remember LinuxLuver saying that Z4Root was confirmed as working

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  Reply # 449297 17-Mar-2011 16:50 Send private message

I did mine with z4root last night. Easy as pie

Has an unroot option too



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  Reply # 449338 17-Mar-2011 19:26 Send private message

mejobloggs: I did mine with z4root last night. Easy as pie

Has an unroot option too


Where can i get z4root?





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  Reply # 449343 17-Mar-2011 19:46 Send private message

Does z4root work with Galaxy 3 (I5800 (vodafone))?





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  Reply # 449350 17-Mar-2011 20:31 Send private message





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  Reply # 449407 17-Mar-2011 22:37 Send private message





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  Reply # 449522 18-Mar-2011 11:09 Send private message

Where can i get z4root?



I got it from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953

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  Reply # 449633 18-Mar-2011 15:08 Send private message

I know the main benefits of doing this on other phone (Galaxy for example) because you can load custom ROMs etc. But what are the benefits of doing this on an X5 (my first Android - loving it!). I understand I can delete the pre-loaded apps (like Hi Space and Layar), anything else?

Cheers

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  Reply # 449636 18-Mar-2011 15:10 Send private message

Backup apps using Titanium Backup and restore them all at once (with the paid version) after recovery/hardware reset or whatever.

Using Autokiller to tune the OS memory settings.

Replace system files




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  Reply # 449643 18-Mar-2011 15:20 Send private message

root on its own doesn't really do anything. you should just root if there is something you want to install that needs root access.

you do not need root to install custom roms.




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  Reply # 449660 18-Mar-2011 15:53 Send private message

Yeah ideally you shouldn't have to root your phone but there are a few instances where it's useful.




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  Reply # 449805 19-Mar-2011 09:34 Send private message

webup:
mejobloggs: I did mine with z4root last night. Easy as pie

Has an unroot option too


Where can i get z4root?



If you're needing to ask where to get apps to root from then you probably don't need root. Asking which app is fine but then not knowing how to source the app suggests you're probably better off waiting a bit.




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  Reply # 454598 2-Apr-2011 20:16 Send private message

mentalinc:
webup:
mejobloggs: I did mine with z4root last night. Easy as pie

Has an unroot option too


Where can i get z4root?



If you're needing to ask where to get apps to root from then you probably don't need root. Asking which app is fine but then not knowing how to source the app suggests you're probably better off waiting a bit.


Nice answer...and the award goes to...




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  Reply # 454621 2-Apr-2011 21:11 Send private message

Glad to see you have waited for a couple of weeks. Hopefully you used it well ;)




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  Reply # 454897 3-Apr-2011 20:11 Send private message

mentalinc: Glad to see you have waited for a couple of weeks. Hopefully you used it well ;)


Hate to disaapoint you Yoda but I rooted my phone probably 20 mins after my post.

I was just being lazy asking where to pick up the exec for Z4root but being an IT prof I shouldve just grabbed it without bothering to ask the 'friendly community'.




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