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Announcement: AndroidPIT Has a New Rooting and Modding Section!

Eric McBride
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(picture from Studio85)

Anyone who's ever owned an Android phone or tablet has most likely saw the words, „root“, „ROM“, „kernel“ or „bootloader“. Since more and more handset makers are now on board that „shipping with an unlocked bootloader“ train, we have decided to introduce on all new rooting and modding section at Androidpit.

Our first video will go live on Monday, and will discuss exactly what rooting your phone is, what the pros and cons of doing so are, and some of the basic terminolgy that you'll need to know if your interested in rooting your device. From there, we will show easy to follow step by step videos on how to root popular devices, how to install custom ROMS, how to overclock your processors, and much much more.

Ever woke up to read the disappointing news that the newest version of Android won't be available for your phone until 3 months from now? Well, if your phone or tablet is rooted, a lot of those devices won't have to wait, as the massive rooting community with its talented developers have made it easy for us to get a taste right now of Androids newest version by flashing a custom ROM. If you've ever wanted to make your phone run faster by overclocking the processor, to remove those custom skins that most of our handsets and tablets ship with, or how to simply theme your phone, then this section is just for you.

Stay tuned!

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  • Trent Neuman Jan 7, 2012 Link

    Great idea! Really looking forward to this. I have a rooted i896 captivate running stock gingerbread.
    Apparently you can't flash a rom on it because it is running 2.3.3. Everything I have read says you have to have Froyo or eclair to do it.

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  • Eric McBride Jan 9, 2012 Link

    Let me look into that and see what we can do :-D

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  • red Jan 10, 2012 Link

    I think it's time to take the plunge and root my galaxy S. Been waiting because I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing, the programs involved, etc., so I don't end up bricking it. I look forward to being educated. Good idea guys!

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  • Eric McBride Jan 10, 2012 Link

    Thanks for the feedback guys. The Galaxy S is on our list of devices to root :-D. I think we ll do the Galaxy S II, then the HTC Sensation, and then the Nexus S. Stay tuned!

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  • Neal Hartley Jan 11, 2012 Link

    Sounds good .........Where do you get the toy android shown in picture?

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  • Rod Tinberg Jan 11, 2012 Link

    This is great news. Really looking forward to it.

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  • anna Jan 11, 2012 Link

    Thus is great can not wait to let my husband know he has been having major issues with Samsung epic maybe rooting epic is the way to go thanks

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  • Rick Hsu Jan 12, 2012 Link

    What a great idea, I'll be waiting!!!
    My MB525 rooted ,and run on 2.3.4
    wish can run on ice cream!!!
    I'll be crazy!!!

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  • Lisa D Jan 12, 2012 Link

    Please explain how to root a Droid X., 2.3.3

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  • CM Tang Jan 12, 2012 Link

    What a great idea! Many thanks on behave of all the many droid owners out here.
    I've an I9088 which is supposed to be a Galaxy S customized for China Unicom. The frus thing is they disabled the front camera. They claimed it's not there but I believe rooting may bring it back, so I'm waiting. Hope I will not be dissappointed. Or anyone out there with a suggestion will be most appreciated. Tks.

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  • Gary B. Jan 14, 2012 Link

    a lot of interesting stuff...gonna dwnld somethin now!

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  • Warren Edser Jan 18, 2012 Link

    I have a HTC desire and ever since the upgrade to Android v2.2 Build 2.23.841.2 it has been very slow and shows up that I have low internal memory. I was introduced to have my Homescreen replaced from the sense but I don't see any difference. Now you guys know more about this than me, 'so what will rooting achieve?

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  • Robert Hasselbach Jan 19, 2012 Link

    Fantastic, I can't wait. Rooted my Samsung Infuse and now I would like to root my Toshiba Thrive tablet.

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  • Eric McBride Jan 20, 2012 Link

    Hi guys,

    Thank you for your patience on this. I came down with a pretty nasty case of bronchitus which kept me out of the office, but Im back now and we're picking up where we left off on this section ASAP. Stay tuned for videos next week!

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  • sandro8771 Aug 16, 2012 Link

    Hi Eric.Have you got one for xperia arc lt15i ?
    Got my upgrade at SE service centre but they don't
    do unlocking bootloader nor rooting.

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  • Eric McBride Aug 16, 2012 Link

    I think your device uses Flashtool to root. Check this thread:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=965

    It should have all the tools you need.

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  • sandro8771 Aug 16, 2012 Link

    Thank you for the very quick response.
    One other question.The first thing that one
    needs to do before anything else is to unlock
    the bootloader.Am I correct? And with the latest
    version 4.0.4 /4.1.B.0.431 do I still need to unlock
    the bootloader as well?

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  • Eric McBride Aug 16, 2012 Link

    Thats correct. Unlock bootloader, get root access/super user permissions, and then install clockworkmod recovery when your finished.

    Its always better to unlock the bootloader when possible. Some companies make it very easy to do (Samsung), while some make it a lot harder.

    Let me know if I can be of any help. Remember, follow instructions nice and slowly from XDA and you should be fine. :-D

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  • sandro8771 Aug 16, 2012 Link

    Will do and thank you very much.

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  • Eric McBride Aug 16, 2012 Link

    No problem at all.

    Happy rooting!

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