[Q] First time rooter looking for advice!
Hey Xda net,
So this is probably the latest in a long line of help me posts out there, but here goes anyway. I have finally decided i would like to root my phone. A internet buddy of mine refereed me to this site, said there is tons of helpful info here. He was definitely correct. Its almost too much. I have been trying to do my homework, and figure out where/how to get started but I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed, and thought id look to you all for some direction.
Firstly, if there is anything you think hey this guy might should read this, throw it at me, I will, and ill say hey thanks for the read, that was interesting.
Secondly, my end goal here is to have a rooted Droid razr maxx hd with a custom rom running pdroid or proid 2.0, maybe grab some battery life, and generally make my phone more fun. I found http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...81#entry244281
and it sounds like a fairly simple way to get the root done. CyanogenMod sounds like a cool rom and the install doesnt sound too bad.
Then I go to pdroid and got a bit lost. I was reading https://github.com/CollegeDev/PDroid...mework_Patches
referenced from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1923576
If I am reading that correctly, you cd untill you cant cd any more, then run . build/envsetup.sh, then cd to some random folder, and run git clone git://github.com/CollegeDev/PDroid2.0_Framework_Patches.git ppatches
ppatches/ppatch install and hope I end up with pdroid.
So a few initial questions I wanted to look for clarification on was, does cd.. work on android to go up a directory, so i can just cd.. til i cant cd.. any more?
Should I try to backup my rom before I do any of this to prevent bricking it? can I prevent bricking it? what if I brick it?
Any tips for a newb?