July 16th, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by !on
Did you jailbreak the iphone? If so, you might want to root. I only ask as probabbly most people aren't bothered about this.
Not getting updates is a common thing in most phones, usually down to the carrier. An iphone gets updates just like ipods or other apple computers, so that's a plus point for apple
Those of us who root do so for the apps & tweaks that require it. Things like overclocking / undervolting, install of recovery system, other apps that require adminstrator permissions (seriously, do we buy computers without this? wtf!), or to install custom roms due to the lack of forth coming updates.
The point you make about not being in a 3g area, is your phone still polling for 3g? There are widgets that let you quickly turn on / off 3g. Other widgets let you control screen brightness beyond the system defaults (you guessed it, these things require root). Some custom roms have recovery system built in, where you can do nandroid backup & restore of your rom, or a different one, install apps by flashable zip, clear caches etc... also some custom roms also include abilty to change clock & voltage settings for your liking. These are usually rooted roms, but you'll need to be rooted first to install these.
Hey man, thanks for all the feedback.
Ya I jailbreaked my iphone. Even had to unlock when I came to China here and that was a huge pain.
So I was curious and installed an app called 'root checker' and it tells me my phone is already rooted. Mostly I just want to update this thing. Having access to all the apps sounds like something I want too. I just want a pretty clean version. This one has a bunch of chinese apps on it I can't install and always seem to be running in the background too. I actually haven't even been using any mobile data and it still runs out of battery quickly, but I when I do I'll have to make sure it's not looking for 3g like you said.
So what do you suggest I do? What version of android are you running or custom rom? And which would you suggest I get?