This is a discussion on HTC Incredible Root within the HTC Incredible Hacks forums, part of the HTC Incredible Development category; Originally Posted by SoCalMiles Desire took a month, and that phone's almost identical. Look how long the Droid Eris (the last HTC phone on Verizon) ...
Huh. I think you misunderstand. Companies program in what they want for us. I am sure you believe that they have our best interest in mind, but chances are that is not the case. Rooting allows the user to adjust what they need to work for them. That may be speeding up a processor, adding the ability to take a screen capture, back up not only the app but the data you built up over time, change an annoying feature that was put in by some person that doesn't know what you like, run apps from your sdcard, and so much more. It does what the poster said and more. Whether you choose it or not is up to you, but it gets rid of the limitations of a device you own.
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2.1 still hasn't been rooted. Thats a phone specific way to flash a custom recovery/rom right over whats currently on there. Meaning that way won't work for anything else but a Motorola Phone. If an exploit for rooting was found in 2.1, Google would have to patch it for all phones. I think the only way they could patch that is added security in RSDlite.
Ok guys -and gals. This root issue has begged some questions.
Getting root means the same on the phone as it does on the desktop. In windows it's called administrator and root on unix/linux. Root is basically privelege escalation so that your permissions are drw on the phone and not just -r- or -rw. When an update occurs OTA or otherwise files are overwritten. Some, most, but probably not all need root access to be overwritten(updated). Now the update doesn't necessarily install new ROM so there must be root password or such to allow overwriting of these files. I would prefer to know password or key to change/modify programs or files and then restart with regular permissions.
Remember that in Android every app runs in it's own process space (address) this is the sandbox methodology. Now if you root your phone with a rom you lose this sandboxing protection. Without this protection malware, spyware, and virii will start to run rampant on our precious Dinc. How about a solution more kin to guest/power-user/administrator accounts as on desktops. I rarely run my administrator account on my laptop, for the same reasons described above. If I need to make system changes a password allows me root for changes and then back to power-user. This sounds more to my liking and least likely to cause OS software issues.
Just a thought.
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I'm new to smartphones in general, so this is kind of a noob question. If I root my phone (I'd really like to get rid of some of the native apps), and then get the OTA update of froyo when it comes out, will it remove my root privileges? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.