Go Back   CityProfile.com Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums > General Discussion > Technology
Click Here to Login

Reply
Old 11-17-2011, 09:31 AM  
Senior Member
 
mrmurdoc34's Avatar

Stafford, Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 582 | Kudos: +55
Images: 1
Have you rooted your Android phone?

All you android users have you rooted your phone?

I got fed up with my phone being slow and not working very well.

So I rooted it and flashed a new ROM (OS) on to it last night. It now looks great and runs super fast. So many phone companies put all this bloatware on phones now.

My new os is caynogenmod 7.1.0 Here is a screen shot.



I would show you a before screen shot but Screen shots are disabled with a factory ROM.
__________________

__________________
I'm not Sheldon! I'm the Flash! And now I'm going to the Grand Canyon to scream in frustration *takes two quick steps* I'm back
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 09:33 PM  
Senior Member
 
jomps's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 143 | Kudos: +15
I havnt and dont want to void my warranty...
__________________

Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 06:11 PM  
Senior Member
 
mrmurdoc34's Avatar

Stafford, Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 582 | Kudos: +55
Images: 1
warranty's are there to be voided.
__________________
I'm not Sheldon! I'm the Flash! And now I'm going to the Grand Canyon to scream in frustration *takes two quick steps* I'm back
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 10:03 PM  
Senior Member
 
jomps's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 143 | Kudos: +15
haha...whatevs....stock is good for now and I would most likely mess my phone
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 06:43 AM  
Administrator
 
havasu's Avatar

California
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,746 | Kudos: +238
Images: 17
When I get back to town, I'm hoping you will provide full instructions on how to do this!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:50 AM  
ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɯnɹoɟ
 
VaporLung's Avatar

VA
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 728 | Kudos: +47
Images: 2
Good call Hav, and is there a way to reflash the factory settings in case the rooting goes awry? I have a droid phone assigned to me from work and its basically a big ole paperweight. I have picked up a few gimmicky (albeit cool) apps - but that phone gets pretty much NO usage.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 12:52 PM  
Senior Member
 
mrmurdoc34's Avatar

Stafford, Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 582 | Kudos: +55
Images: 1
Yes The cyanogen guys have most of the factory ROMs on the web site. Of not there then over at XDA devlopers they have them. Instructions are different for each brand and model of phones.
__________________
I'm not Sheldon! I'm the Flash! And now I'm going to the Grand Canyon to scream in frustration *takes two quick steps* I'm back
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 12:06 PM  
Supporting Member
 
smashing's Avatar

Rochester, NY
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 191 | Kudos: +15
Images: 1
No support for Thunderbolts. Just as well, I plan on running out my warranty first.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 10:17 AM  
Senior Member
 
Thetimotin's Avatar

Spokane, WA
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 142 | Kudos: +14
I've really wanted to. My phone is constantly driving me crazy, but I am just worried that I am going to screw the whole thing up and brick it. Then I'm really screwed because I definitely can't afford to pay full price for a new one. What phone did you just root?
__________________
Here is some shameless self promotion: http://www.facebook.com/levelzeroband
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 06:05 PM  
Senior Member

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,891 | Kudos: +92
I bought an LG Exceed for $15 from Best Buy just for wifi use. After rooting I could never get it partitioned right, but it's OK for what I want to use it for. I mostly use the camera and for streaming music from the internet via a chip amp I got off aliexpress for $7 plus change for amp, power supply and connecting audio cable.
__________________

__________________
I remember when power tools and small appliances had flexible cords.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   CityProfile.com Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums > General Discussion > Technology
Bookmark this Page!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Suggested Threads

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.