Originally Posted by wintermute000
Whats the benefits of root on the A70? (aside from allowing custom firmware, which as I understand there's nothing close to cyanogen or the like yet, its all alpha/beta right now).
Back in pre froyo days it was basically for hotspot and setcpu, right? but hotspot is moot since no 3G, and I'm not bothered about setcpu (unless you reckon it makes a big difference?). Though I suppose if you can revert it there is no loss in trying (?) just don't want to lock myself out of the official upgrade path for firmware.
Obviously installing custom firmwares (ROMs) is the main reason for root...but ROM development for the Archos is slow at best. For me, the main reasons to root is Titanium Backup. In the event that a custom firmware is available, or for some reason my tablet has to be wiped clean (I have a current backup of all of my apps). You can also install SDE and change kernels to overclock it. I am using the stock kernel because I have yet to find a custom kernel that is 100% stable.
I can run Root Explorer and remove system apps, use SetCPU to set underclock options to increase battery life, take screenshots with a program like drocap2, etc.
But you are right...without custom ROMs, the benefits of root are much less.