You were not wrong, thanks for pointing the need to keep at it. Sorted!
Now, asides from viewing file directories otherwise inaccessible to me, what else can I use root for?
Very Good question....
Answer is :
Things we can do after soft root:
1) Enable Market for paid application
2) Use Set cpu for setting cpu clock frequency, but will reset after phone restart
3) Root explorer
4) Wifi teethering
5) can use cachemate to clear cache!!
6) use Titanium backup
We cannot use anything which is writing on system like:
1) Cannot use ADFREE
2) cannot install custom roms...
....complete this list guys...lets share views!
T o update ...
Following application has same code as of martin..and it does not crash and allows to temperory Root as well as unroot ...
confirmed working on HTC LEGEND
Link - >> http://translate.goo...t...=1&ie=UTF-8
Edited by zabak, 21 August 2010 - 10:15 AM.