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#1 Danny1221

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:16

Hi, I'm new to the android OS based phones and was just reading about people rooting phones and phone not automatically receiving updates from android so if I buy an android phone (HTC Wildfire) will I have to worry about manually updating android?


#2 Olemus

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:21

It doesn't automatically but it'll let you know when updates are available and let you manually download and install it with the press of a button.

Rooting is done to let people install custom versions of android onto their phones instead of the one that comes with it.

#3 OP Danny1221

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:24

It doesn't automatically but it'll let you know when updates are available and let you manually download and install it with the press of a button.

Rooting is done to let people install custom versions of android onto their phones instead of the one that comes with it.

So it easy enough to just keep the newest versions installed?

Thanks for the help on my topics btw its also pretty cool how your from Middlesbrough, I'm form Thornaby lol and in Middlesbrough a lot of the time.

#4 ew2x4

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:27

When you root your phone, what that means is you are given root level access. Which means you can completely modify/improve/destroy your phone. Some apps are root only, because they need access that the stock OS does not allow. This also means you're able to install custom roms. Since rooted users modify the OS itself, the carrier updates will not work, usually. If you do not root, you will get notified when over the air updates are available. They're pretty easy to install.

#5 LiquidSolstice

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:30

Using a rooted ROM is nicer because you can trust that your ROM developer will keep pushing out more updates that are easy to flash over on top of your current setup.

#6 stephenm17

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:33

i had an pulse phone and rooted from 1.5 to 2.1

#7 Subject Delta

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 19:39

If you root the phone and install a custom ROM, they usually block automatic updates. If you use a stock ROM, you will be notified if an update is available. Usually custom ROM devs push out updates faster than manufacturers

#8 Olemus

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 23:21

So it easy enough to just keep the newest versions installed?

Thanks for the help on my topics btw its also pretty cool how your from Middlesbrough, I'm form Thornaby lol and in Middlesbrough a lot of the time.


Yeah just manually check for updates when you get it so its fully updated right away then just let it notify you from then on.

I'm actually from Norton but putting Middlesbrough was easier :p