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Offline crl6904

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install as root
« on: December 28, 2011, 11:16:33 AM »
Hi all,

today I decided to install avast! mobile security to see how it works.

I like it and would like to install it as root but cannot.

I tried uninstalling and installing 3 times without being root

The only thing that I can do is permit it to erase all data but cannot do anything root

The phone is (samsung) Google Nexus S with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3

Thanks
Carlo

Offline Jan Svehlak

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Re: install as root
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 12:28:41 PM »
Is your device rooted?

Offline crl6904

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Re: install as root
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 12:32:52 PM »
No, I have never rooted my device.

Offline crl6904

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Re: install as root
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 10:15:58 AM »
is there any way i can proceed with the installation?

thanks

Offline reinhardholzner

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Re: install as root
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 11:36:21 AM »
you can either install non-rooted or root your phone :-)

Offline crl6904

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Re: install as root
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 11:37:46 AM »
in fact i would like to install it rooted into phone.


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Re: install as root
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 11:38:17 AM »
for that you need a rooted phone!

Offline crl6904

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Re: install as root
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 11:39:08 AM »
therefore, if i o not know how to root my phone i cannot install it under root???

Offline Danny roman

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Re: install as root
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 01:46:55 PM »
How do I root my phone?  ???

Offline Lisandro

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Re: install as root
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 02:47:04 PM »
How do I root my phone?  ???
Take your model/manufacturer site.
Or Google, for instance, http://www.androidcentral.com/root
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Offline Lysistrata

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Re: install as root
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »
How do I root my phone?  ???
Take your model/manufacturer site.
Or Google, for instance, http://www.androidcentral.com/root

Be aware that rooting will generally void your phone's warranty though.

Offline NoPlayBack

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Re: install as root
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2012, 08:09:11 AM »
Question:
I do have avast mobile-security installed, (non-root), and now i have seen that i can unlock my HTC Desire HD.
Do i have to uninstall first?
How do i switch from non-rooted phone and non-root-installation of avast, to rooted phone and rooted installation?

Thanks in advance...

Offline NoPlayBack

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Re: install as root
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2012, 09:54:42 AM »
...and maybe one additional question:
where can i find a list of improvements, which i gain from rooting the phone?

Offline Jan Svehlak

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Re: install as root
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 07:56:27 PM »
HTC will provide unlocked phones, but not sure if DHD will be one of it - just go through some forums, like XDA.

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Re: install as root
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 01:12:15 PM »
Yes i know, that is why i am asking.
DHD is now on the list of phones, so i can easily unlock my bootloader.

Nevertheless:
I am missing somewhat the information, what exactly the benefit is.
I would unlock only for avast mobile.
I am interested in
- being sure that GPS can be enabled
- being sure to keep all avast-functionality, even after wipe (still want to locate)
- keeping all setting after reset to default
But i can not find a comprehensive list of all benefits. I am finding informations here and there... so that is why i started asking...