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To root or not to root… that is the question (to which I’m actually hoping to get an answer)

August 19, 2011

I’m writing this post from my phone. Not for a good reason like I’m on the road or I’ve been abducted by aliens. I’m actually on my couch, but I’m just literally too lazy to get up and turn on my laptop. Plus, I have a pretty cool phone which allows me to open up the WordPress app I have and blog away.

I have an HTC EVO 4G (although we don’t yet actually have said 4G in the Capital District), and I really love it. So much that I’m not even too jealous of Michele’s new Google Nexus S. I keep having one minor problem with it though. It is constantly running out of internal memory.

The reason for this is mostly due to the fact that Sprint has loaded me up with useless apps that I can’t actually get rid of (how necessary is that Blockbuster movies app now?). Ok, in truth I can get rid of them; it’s just that in order to do that I need to go through a process called “rooting” – where I load up a truly open version of Google’s Android Mobile OS so I can have complete control over what my phone does.

Of course, I have no idea how to do this. There are lots and lots of online resources to show me how, and I’m certain I could learn enough to not totally screw it up. However, I’m wondering if anyone out there has actually done this. And, if so, how it turned out and how you like your rooted device.

I think my mind is made up, so I guess I’m really just looking for some reassurance…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2011 12:54 am

    Go for it. (sent from my android powered atrix)

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