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Old April 27th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default To root or not to root: that is the question.

Oh yeah, I was definitely going for a Shakespearean-like sound to the opening title of the thread.

So the question is... how many people are planning to root this device?

As of right now there are no custom recoveries to be able to get yourself out of a jam and we don't have any ROM dumps that we can Odin over to the device if we need to. So until we have those things, the risk in rooting the device is a bit too high for me.

Personally speaking, and this is coming from someone who has had a Galaxy Nexus and played with more ROMs and kernels than I can think of, the need for root access has drastically reduced thanks in part to many changes in the Android OS since 4.0 ICS. In years past, you had to have root to be able to disable much of the bloatware but starting with ICS you can disable a lot of the stuff easily using the Manage Apps screen. That and the fact that we no longer need root to restore apps, we have Carbon for that now.
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