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[Q] debranded/rooted/unlocked

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By bagofsnakes, Member on 22nd August 2010, 08:09 AM
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Considering upgrading my x2i to an x10a and i got a couple questions. What does branding do to the phone? Does it impose some sort of limitations? What are the advantages to debranding? Is it the same as rooting?

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22nd August 2010, 08:21 AM |#2  
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from my elementary understanding, a unbranded phone can use f/w updates from any carrier (eg. rogers most recent is 020, however unbranded can be upgraded to 026).

Rooting a phone simply gives the owner superuser privileges, meaning that one can have ultimate control of the phone....generally people root so they can install specific apps that do not work on unrooted phones (eg. titanium backup, barnacle tether, always flash, setcpu, adfree...etc etc)

so to answer your question, root is not the same as branding, HOWEVER, there are ways to unbrand and root and upgrade in one go
23rd August 2010, 12:04 AM |#3  
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