Rooting is harder than Jailbreaking
Wednesday 11th of May 2011
I'm completely lost on how to root my Optimus V but I have no problem jailbreaking iphones/ipods. The software and methods for jailbreaking just seem so much easier. Sometimes all you have to do is plug in the iphone and click 1 button on the computer. But with rooting, I know absolutely 0 about it. I'm usually lost when the instructions nonchalantly say to open a command prompt and do stuff. I tried following the guide on this forum but I just don't get what he's talking about. You have to download a million files, and a lot of the time the download links don't work. Why can't there just be a blackra1n for android?The main thing that is keeping me from attempting to root is that I cannot afford to replace my phone. So I need to know 100% Is it reversible? I read another post that said it is, but I just want to make sure. So if something happens to my phone, I can just restore it back to its original state and get it replaced under warranty.edit: Maybe someone could write a complete, absolute morons guide to rooting for me.
Rooting on a Mac
Tuesday 14th of February 2012
First....rooting an android phone is 100x harder than jailbreaking any iphone. I cant find one video on youtube where they even make sense. The one video that everyone recommends is broke (ie. the link he provides no longer is valid) So...with that being said, does anyone here know how to root using Mac?
unrEVOked, the EVO 4G is flawed
Friday 04th of June 2010
Well the HTC EVO 4G has been successfully rooted. As most of you know, rooting is not equivalent to jailbreaking for a few reasons. One because it gives you more options other than apps but secondly because it’s much harder for the average Joe.One of the original rooters, Matt Mastracci, there are a number of flaws in the security of the phone leaving it wide open for other apps to access your data. How do he and his team plan team plan on fixing this matter? Simple, cut out reason number two. Mastracci and company plan on releasing an “unrEVOked” exploit which should make it simpler to root your phone. Maybe something like the classic cupcake such as one-click to install a custom recovery, but I can only hope. He also has stated that if Sprint gives users full access (root) he will release the exploits otherwise it’s not gonna happen. The odds Sprint gives in? Slim to none.Don’t worry though because unrevoked will be here soon. The same day as the EVO launch, which happens to be….WAIT WHAT?!?!!? TODAY!!!!! We’ll follow up once the explo