Last Updated: July 24th, 2011
Ok, I’ve Rooted, So Now What?
Aside from allowing the installation of popular ROMs developed by the Android community, rooting your phone also comes with the benefit of being able to install apps that require root permissions.
Finding such apps can be a hassle, so we’ve done some of the leg work for you and come up with a detailed rundown of our top 8 root-only applications.
Cost: FREE (Full Version: $3.99)
The thought of losing all the apps on your Android device likely evokes a slight sinking sensation in your gut.
Fortunately for root users, Titanium Backup provides a 2-click peace of mind solution, should such a tragedy befall you.
Last Updated: August 31st, 2010
This article mentions rooting and flashing of custom ROMs. If you’re unfamiliar with either term, hit up our primers here
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This root does not work for Froyo. If you're reading this now, chances are very high that you already have Froyo or something higher, in which case stop and don't run steps from this method. For Froyo root, see this post
: If your EVO software version starts with 1.47.651, we have an updated post with an updated SimpleRoot version right here
EVO 4G owning ladies and gentlemen, if you've been waiting for a simpler full root that, unlike the first version of unrevoked, offers full write access to /system from within Android, you are in luck.
Last Updated: May 3rd, 2011
Samsung Galaxy S comes with 4 absolutely stunning live wallpapers, exclusive to Samsung. User persiansown from xda forums was able to port all of them to his Nexus One, and I don't see anything technically stopping any other phone supporting live wallpapers from using them too - EVO 4G was already also confirmed working.
There is only one caveat - you have to be rooted and flash the provided .zip file from recovery.