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Has anybody rooted their Android phone?

Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:37 am

By the way, I'm aware I might have just cracked up our Australian members with that title -- but that's the term for it!  ::sexbnan: ::sexbnan: ::sexbnan: 

Just wondering, because I'm thinking about rooting (now I can't stop snickering about that) my Samsung Galaxy S3 ever since my provider decided to start serving up extra advertising with the latest software update.

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Post by Beekeeper on Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:46 am

Shocked
 

I HADN'T realised that they had advanced that far already with those Android phones !!!



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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Yep - I put Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy S, also on a HP Touchpad, quite a few times on the Touchpads.


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Post by Beekeeper on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:33 pm

BigAndy9 wrote:
Yep - I put Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy S, also on a HP Touchpad, quite a few times on the Touchpads.

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YOU kinky man, Andy !!! You da' man, mon !

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:07 pm

Beekeeper wrote:
BigAndy9 wrote:
Yep - I put Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy S, also on a HP Touchpad, quite a few times on the Touchpads.

 affraid  

YOU kinky man, Andy !!!   You da' man, mon !

 cheers

Errrrm... what does rooted mean in Australia?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:38 pm

BigAndy9 wrote:
Beekeeper wrote:
BigAndy9 wrote:
Yep - I put Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy S, also on a HP Touchpad, quite a few times on the Touchpads.

 affraid  

YOU kinky man, Andy !!!   You da' man, mon !

 cheers

Errrrm... what does rooted mean in Australia?

Put it this way, to say you rooted your cell phone to an Aussie could well sound like you ... made sweet love to your phone  Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:40 pm

Beekeeper wrote:
BigAndy9 wrote:
Yep - I put Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy S, also on a HP Touchpad, quite a few times on the Touchpads.

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YOU kinky man, Andy !!!   You da' man, mon !

 cheers

But um, back to topic -- did you run into any problems with Cyanogenmod on your phone? Overheating, apps not working properly, anything like that? Did you have to re-do the folders and layout, all that stuff?

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:43 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Beekeeper wrote:
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YOU kinky man, Andy !!!   You da' man, mon !

 cheers

But um, back to topic -- did you run into any problems with Cyanogenmod on your phone? Overheating, apps not working properly, anything like that? Did you have to re-do the folders and layout, all that stuff?


No, it worked a treat.

Samsung wouldn't release ICS for the Galaxy S but Cyanogenmod had a version for it - it was great.

Take a look at their website - you can put it on most devices.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:23 am

rooted = fucked

1 for 1 replacement all contexts that you can used fucked you can use rooted.

so people do say "Oh fuck, I rooted me phone" but it normally means they broke it   Wink

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Re: Has anybody rooted their Android phone?

Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:56 am

BigAndy9 wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
Beekeeper wrote:
 affraid  

YOU kinky man, Andy !!!   You da' man, mon !

 cheers

But um, back to topic -- did you run into any problems with Cyanogenmod on your phone? Overheating, apps not working properly, anything like that? Did you have to re-do the folders and layout, all that stuff?


No, it worked a treat.  

Samsung wouldn't release ICS for the Galaxy S but Cyanogenmod had a version for it - it was great.

Take a look at their website - you can put it on most devices.

Cool, I take it you mean the site for Cyanogenmod? Could you tell me about how long I should plan to do it so that I don't miss calls, etc.? Appreciate the help!

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Re: Has anybody rooted their Android phone?

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:32 am

If it all runs smoothly  Laughing , half an hour the first time.

Oooh, just been there - looks very different.

I knew they were talking about becoming an official operating system and bringing out their own phone.

The main thing Ben - read lots first - check out a few youtube videos, read more than one "how to". Take your time!

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:40 am

Yeah, there's now an "installer" which could make things easier.

"Back in the day" (about 18 months ago) you had to trawl the internet for about 6 different programmes and pray to God.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:54 am

Yeah, now I'm kind of freaking out! Paid $500 for this thing and really don't want to brick it. Thanks for the info, though.

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