December 10th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3,
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Originally Posted by sonesh
I thought about whether it was worth doing a few weeks ago, but came to the conclusion, if its not broken, don't fix it.
Reasons against I found were:
1) When Gingerbread gets released, it may not go on to your rooted device. You'll have to apply a rooted Gingerbread version when someone develops it
2) Risks security. By rooting (gaining Admin Root permissions), it opens the phone up to all sorts of security risks.
3) Benefits are minimal, as far as I can tell. If there is something that I want to do, someone has already made an app for it, or at minimum a work around.
If on the other hand, it comes with an open Market Store like Jailbroken iPhones do (one where its the normal app store, but everything is FREE), I could be persuaded, but at the moment, I'm better off leaving the phone as it is
If you want free apps, use Google. Search for APPNAME.apk
Downloads should appear, grab em, copy to SD Card and run them from Astro File Manager (free app)
Nice way to test out apps, I've not found any paid apps that beat the free offerings though