Originally Posted by PaulSMith02
Those are exactly the two reasons why I considered root in the first place(remove unwanted permissions and remove bloatware), but I didn't because of the few articles I found (see below) that indicated that root decreased security and increased the difficulty in getting the OTA updates.
But with your post, it brings me right back to square one... considering rooting again! Thanks
I know, I might be highjacking my own thread, but what does rooting to your data/apps... does it erase all?
And how difficult is it to do the OTA updates after rooting?
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1) For most phones, rooting requires you to wipe your device. You would be able to reinstall your apps from the market though, along with any synced data.
2) OTA updates screw up root, a lot of mods block them for this reason. Usually there is an updated mod with the the patches from ota built in later.
3) All these articles really say is to be very careful with which programs you give root to, as a an app with root permission can do anything. As long as you only give root to very well known programs (for example, ad free android) you will be fine.