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    Rooting a phone

    Hi,

    I will be getting a Galaxy Note 2 soon, I know its not the latest version of the Note, but this will be my first smart phone, I have never had one befor.

    My question is about rooting.

    What is rooting ?
    what does it do for your phone ?
    Is it easy to do and is it reversable in case I screew it up ?

    Thank you in advance, I hope I posted this in the correct forum.

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    What is rooting? See this article - Android rooting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    GSM Galaxy Note 3 (Black) - Straight Stock
    GSM Galaxy Note 2 (Titanium) - Rooted running Jedi X20 Rom
    GSM Galaxy Nexus (Black) - Straight Stock

    GSM Samsung Galaxy S3 (Red) - Rooted running Deadly Venom v8.0.1 Rom

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    thank you for directing me to that link.
    there is alot of technical stuff I don't understand. lol

    Ok then I will just have to skip this rooting thing and just run it stock, as I am not real gadget savy.

    Thank you all for the replies and help

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    Quote Originally Posted by old454 View Post
    Hi,

    I will be getting a Galaxy Note 2 soon, I know its not the latest version of the Note, but this will be my first smart phone, I have never had one befor.

    My question is about rooting.

    What is rooting ?
    what does it do for your phone ?
    Is it easy to do and is it reversable in case I screew it up ?

    Thank you in advance, I hope I posted this in the correct forum.
    Welcome to the forum. I'd run your phone for a bit before rooting just to make sure everything is working on the phone and you won't have to return it or exchange it. Once rooted you can always go back to stock by using Odin to flash the stock images.

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    Welcome @old454 to the forum

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    Thank you all For the nice welcome.

    GGrant, I will do that. I will run it stock and get used to the phone and make sure no problems.

    I have been reading a little further up on this rooting. I take it that you do this to get rid of alot of non essential soft ware and make your phone run smoother and more battery effecient, and to be able to run more things that you would not normally be able to.

    I came accross this forum when looking for problems that may crop up with the Note2, hoping due to the phone being a second generation and there all ready on the third generation that most problems would be addressed.

    After reading all the diffrent things that can be done with rooting I really want this to be a good experience.
    By the way I 54 yrs old, and I decided to get into the 21st centry with a smart phone. This will be great for work and all my hobbies that I communicate with many diffrent people from all over the country.
    Being able to do a video and transmit it while I talk with some one and then discussing it will be a great step forward for me.
    Last edited by old454; 11-27-2013 at 06:31 PM.

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    Here is why
    Top 10 Reasons to Root Your Android Phone

    It's not that hard just pay attention, follow the steps precisely. Watch the video several times. Read and re read. Understand that it is risky.
    [Jailbreak][Root][Recovery] No You Verizon -VRAMC3 --update 10MAY13 - xda-developers

    It is a lot of fun flashing roms. Nothing gets your blood pumping like bricking a brand new $600 phone.

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    To start out, you need to understand what it is you're doing when you attempt to root a phone, and accept the consequences if you somehow end up bricking the phone. Samsung phones are tough to brick, but it IS a possibility.
    Last edited by UltraDroid; 11-28-2013 at 05:02 AM.



    GSM Galaxy Note 3 (Black) - Straight Stock
    GSM Galaxy Note 2 (Titanium) - Rooted running Jedi X20 Rom
    GSM Galaxy Nexus (Black) - Straight Stock

    GSM Samsung Galaxy S3 (Red) - Rooted running Deadly Venom v8.0.1 Rom

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    You can recover from a brick or boot loop. It's just real tedious. Easier to avoid it. Custom recovery will save you. Also reflash with Odin if you really mess up.

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