Anyone here running an Android OS phone and have it rooted? I ran across a "simple" app
to root my EVO 4G but I want to clarify a few things before I even try it.
1) If I root my phone will I still receive updates from HTC?
2) If I root my phone will I still receive updates from Sprint?
3) If I root my phone will I be able to use Sprint's apps? Specifically, will I be able to use Sprint's Navigation?
The main reason I want to root my phone is to be able to uninstall craptastic apps that I will never use. One of them being Amazon MP3. Even though I have never turned this app on it persists on running in the background when I start my phone. Then randomly it decides to run in the background. This is one of a handful of apps that does that and annoys me. Unlike the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G (16GB) or the Verizon Motorola Droid X (16GB) the HTC EVO 4G only has 512MB of onboard storage.
My second reason to root the phone is to add a restart app. Roughly every 3 days my phone gets all catawampus and decides to skip getting text messages and new emails. Be nice to have a button to press and the phone reboots.
I went for it, and it worked. I still don't know if HTC and Sprint update will work though. On the bright side I was able to uinstall Amazon MP3, Blockbuster and a game called Nova that were all previously locked. Now I'm trying to figure out how to adjust what starts with the phone so other crap doesn't start in their place.