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Old July 26th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm confused but I hear people say how awesome rooting is but then I go and look at all the things not working with that Rom. Is there something I'm missing? I just want upgraded versions of android but it seems like this can't be done. Any ideas?

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the only thing you really lose is the camera, which i never used. the speed gain and customizations are well worth it. getting rid of touch wiz is nice to.

i am using a pre preview for jelly bean, it is drastically faster and the search is better than siri.

so to me the benefits out weigh the negatives.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 09:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The camera etc. not working when rooting to JB is what's stopped me doing so. I find the camera very useful.
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Because rooting means that you finally "own" your phone.
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When it comes to mod/rooting devices like game consoles, phones, and tablets there seem to be a lot of "facts" based on subjective opinions. When you say that you can finally "own" your device, what practical value is there to rooting. I want to be able to create basic tutorials for friends and family members. Is there an app that will allow me to video screen capture if I root?
If a person does root, is there a place that lists current negatives, something that lists things that stop working? or current benifets to rooting? Also, when you mod a game console, you have limited to no access to the supported community networks (Playstation Network, Xbox Live, etc) and if you download authorized/official firmware updates, it can brick the system at times. Are there warnings as to what not to autimatically download. Itd be really nice if I could have a conversation with someone that does a lot of this (with an objective view) and could ask questions if anyones willing.
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