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I am ready to mess around.

What I need to know:

1. Guides on how to root the phone
2. What is a ROM? Is it like, a theme? Are there simple ones, for simple people? Epic ones for the rest of us?
3. What all can I do, besides free tethering?
4. Overclocking???
5. Anything else you want to tell me about rooting my LG Vortex
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These should help you on your way:

http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-vortex/

http://androidforums.com/lg-vortex/
    
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looks like I will be trying z4root
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double post, I need more help. It's rooted, but I need to know what I can do...
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bump...
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Overclock it! snag an app called setcpu
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I'm also curious about his 2nd and 3rd questions. Free bump.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR View Post
I am ready to mess around.

What I need to know:

1. Guides on how to root the phone
2. What is a ROM? Is it like, a theme? Are there simple ones, for simple people? Epic ones for the rest of us?
3. What all can I do, besides free tethering?
4. Overclocking???
5. Anything else you want to tell me about rooting my LG Vortex
1) I'm sure there's a guide on XDA or Androidforums.
2) A ROM is an entirely new OS. Since Android is open source, developers can download the OS, change it how they want, and reupload. That's creating a ROM. For example, one popular ROM is CyanogenMod. It's basically modified android. It allows more features, comes rooted, bloatware removed, often faster, etc. I do not know if there are any aftermarket ROMS for your phone though. The phones with the most ROMS are definitely Motorola Droids, because they're so common. Nexus phones have many too because it's easy to develop for a phone with no Motoblur or any carrier crap. There are some stock based ones, and there are some with completely different themes. There's even MIUI which is an iOS like ROM.
3) Rooting lets you tether, remove useless system apps, and allow access to the lower level of the machine allowing you to install custom ROMs.
4) Yes, you can overclock with SetCPU. I do'nt know how well your phone is supported though.
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