Originally Posted by mike1000
I hope you don't mind me cluttering your awesome thread with more questions - and please feel free to move it if I am - but I had a question about rooting that there don't seem to be a lot of answers for.
In your experience, how many people would you say root their phone and are then then happy to stay with their stock rom on the basis they can tweak it as they see fit.
I guess my question is, can playing with roms cause more headaches than it's actually worth, given the superb - albeit bloated - build of the main players, HTC being my personal fav.
Again, thanks for your help and feel free to move this post as you see fit.
It's all really personal preference.
I am running a modified stock ROM (TrickDroid) myself. I just don't want to lose the stock camera. And Sense 4.0 is really growing on me (it's not nearly as bloated as previous versions of sense).
Others prefer a more vanilla build. And I see the charm/benefits of that as well (I flash cm9/aokp now and then for a few days and switch back eventually).
I have no idea how many people just root the phone and are happy, but I would guess that it's a significant number. Others just like flashing something new all the time, or prefer the way a non-stock rom is built. There is nothing wrong with any of those choices. In fact I feel that is the best thing about Android, the fact that we have those choices and are not locked in to what a manufacturer or carrier or some other entity feels we need to have.