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[Q] Newb With Rooting Questions

20th February 2013, 10:56 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys I just joined the site a few days ago after being sent here by some guys from some Audio forums, which is my main hobby. I guess you could say Im kind of a techy but am just now getting in to laptop building and things like that so I am still a newb. Anyways I just got the HTC DNA which I like quite a bit but Id like a little more out of it such as little better battery life, more customization, and to get rid of the bloat ware installed. On that note however I have never done anything much with phones since this is my first Droid after using Iphones which is why Im starting this thread...

I have been reading around and am still quite lost as to what I need to do to get what I wanted (battery life, customization, and to get rid of bloatware). I really like the ViperDNA ROM after watching the video but not sure if....
1. It will do what I want?
2. How to install it/make it run properly?
3. If there is something better?

So if you guys could walk me through what it takes to run something like that I would greatly appreciate you helping out some one new to this whole "Rooting" thing since this is my first Droid... If I can return the favor by helping out with your Car audio or talking guns with anyone Id be glad to!
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20th February 2013, 03:05 PM   |  #2  
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Hey guys I just joined the site a few days ago after being sent here by some guys from some Audio forums, which is my main hobby. I guess you could say Im kind of a techy but am just now getting in to laptop building and things like that so I am still a newb. Anyways I just got the HTC DNA which I like quite a bit but Id like a little more out of it such as little better battery life, more customization, and to get rid of the bloat ware installed. On that note however I have never done anything much with phones since this is my first Droid after using Iphones which is why Im starting this thread...

I have been reading around and am still quite lost as to what I need to do to get what I wanted (battery life, customization, and to get rid of bloatware). I really like the ViperDNA ROM after watching the video but not sure if....
1. It will do what I want?
2. How to install it/make it run properly?
3. If there is something better?

So if you guys could walk me through what it takes to run something like that I would greatly appreciate you helping out some one new to this whole "Rooting" thing since this is my first Droid... If I can return the favor by helping out with your Car audio or talking guns with anyone Id be glad to!

I love the ViperRom! It has every customization imaginable and is very professional looking. It helps with battery life but you can use pretty much any kernel you want with a rom and that probably has as much or more affect on battery life. You need to be rooted and have adb installed on your pc - are you to this point yet?

Here is a good link by droidmodd3rx that walks through most things on video. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2012346

Also did you accept Verizon ota update in the last week? If so I am not sure you can root yet, they will have to work out a new method for that.
20th February 2013, 05:21 PM   |  #3  
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I love the ViperRom! It has every customization imaginable and is very professional looking. It helps with battery life but you can use pretty much any kernel you want with a rom and that probably has as much or more affect on battery life. You need to be rooted and have adb installed on your pc - are you to this point yet?

Here is a good link by droidmodd3rx that walks through most things on video. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2012346

Also did you accept Verizon ota update in the last week? If so I am not sure you can root yet, they will have to work out a new method for that.

It asked me today if I wanted to update and I held off since I read something about it not working with the new update... So Im still on the 1.15.605.4 Software number...
20th February 2013, 05:34 PM   |  #4  
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Also what is this ADB I need to have installed on my PC?
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Also what is this ADB I need to have installed on my PC?

This is my second Droid phone, but I am interested in rooting this beast (HTC DNA). But I think I might temporarily be out of luck as my Software Number is 2.04.605.2 71 ORD.

I'll sit tight if this is true, but once there is a rooting option for this update can someone PLEASE, please, please post a V-E-R-Y detailed and simplified method for rooting?

I have to do whatever it take to get rid of "DROOOIIIDDD" on start up. Seroiously, that is my primary reason for looking into this rooting business. I'm such a sad case

Cheers!
20th February 2013, 07:33 PM   |  #6  
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It looks like its quite the long process if you don't have SDK and ADP already installed which you will need to unlock the bootloader...
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It looks like its quite the long process if you don't have SDK and ADP already installed which you will need to unlock the bootloader...

Here is a guide for installing adb
http://www.jailbreakeye.com/android/...l-adb-fastboot

Here is a video that I went by to install my adb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaNM-lt_aHw

Here is page for new easy way to unlock bootloader
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2109862

And here is page with video guides to Root, install custom recovery and install kernels and Roms.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2012346

You also need to install usb drivers on your pc. If you have't already done so you can get them here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2000896

It seems overwhelming but it really isn't if you read/watch things carefully and follow instructions it is pretty easy and fun.
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21st February 2013, 03:20 AM   |  #8  
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Here is a guide for installing adb
http://www.jailbreakeye.com/android/...l-adb-fastboot

Here is a video that I went by to install my adb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaNM-lt_aHw

Here is page for new easy way to unlock bootloader
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2109862

And here is page with video guides to Root, install custom recovery and install kernels and Roms.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2012346

You also need to install usb drivers on your pc. If you have't already done so you can get them here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2000896

It seems overwhelming but it really isn't if you read/watch things carefully and follow instructions it is pretty easy and fun.

Thanks for putting all that together for me! What is the purpose of the USB drivers?
21st February 2013, 03:22 AM   |  #9  
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Thanks for putting all that together for me! What is the purpose of the USB drivers?

So your computer can see your phone.

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21st February 2013, 04:46 AM   |  #10  
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So your computer can see your phone.

Sent from my HTC6435LVW using xda app-developers app

Awwww ok... I got SDK loaded just trying to get it open...

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