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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a new SIII. I have an HTC evo 4G I'm using now. The evo is rooted. I have a lot of apps on the phone, of course the bulk of them on the XD card. I want to know what are the advantages to rooting the SIII? It already is fast and has 16 times the storage of the evo. I can download a tethering app.

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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Congaman,

There are advantages and disadvantages to rooting: You can install a custom recovery rooted and make backups of the entire phone's current state, so you can restore it to that moment in time if something goes wrong. You can get rid of bloatware. But rooting will also void your warranty... so it's a toss up of what you WANT and NEED your phone to do.

You would be better served asking this question in the All Things Root section, where other rooters can help you. I can move this thread there if you like... or you can just ask again in that sub-forum. Either way, I'm here to help

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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Chief is right. Personally, I am not concerned about warranty, so I rooted my phone. If you do root your phone, I would recommend reading this thread on XDA, and using this toolkit.

Bear in mind, the link to that thread will take you to the ATT version for the tool kit, but there is a link in that thread to go to the Sprint version of the tool kit.
It's a very comprehensive kit, and worked like a charm to root my phone.

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