General after 2.2 is there a need to root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 150_cav, May 13, 2010.

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Will you root after 2.2

  1. OF COURSE

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  2. no need

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  3. maybe

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  4. only if 2.2 has restrictions on tethering an apps to sd

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  1. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member
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    i may be mistaken but most people seem to want to root for the tethering and apps to ad ability, if 2.2 can do that is there really a need to root anymore?

    personally i probably will root just because that's who i am and i want to remap the wake up button to the tracpad

    but my question is, will most people that wanted to root, will you still root after 2.2?
     

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  2. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member
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    I might root only to remap the wake up button to the trackpad as well. Other than that, since tethering is going to be officially supported, I don't have many other reasons to root.
     
  3. attesan997

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    A major draw to Android has been and is its openness as a platform, more recently good hardware but still openness (as compared to the likes of Apple). No matter what improvements the next versions of Android bring they will never make rooting obsolete.
     
  4. veccster

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    Uhh...I missed something....when does 2.2 come out and is it official that it will enable tethering?

    If so, no I will not root. That is the only thing I really want to be able to do.
     
  5. attesan997

    attesan997 Member
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    There is no official date, especially when you consider historically Sense enable handsets have been slow to receive updates.
     
  6. ThinkOpenly

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    I totally agree. While "Android" may be an open platform, the devices running Android are hardly open unless root is accessible wihout hacks. Even if I don't have a reason today, who knows what I might want to do with my device tomorrow. ("Freedom!")
     
  7. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member
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    2.2 will allow for tethering and using the phone as a wifi hotspot.

    BUT........................

    It is up to the CARRIER to allow or not allow these features.

    Verizon is not going to give tethering and wifi hotspot away for free.

    If it is included then it will cost.

    Thats why i use Pdanet for tethering, no monthly charges and it even tethers over bluetooth.
     
  8. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
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    I already tether using the VPN user rename that has been posted before. No software to install (just drivers) no apps to buy, nothing :D

    Wifi Tethering would be very nice though, and Apps2SD will be revolutionary.
     
  9. Doc_Stew

    Doc_Stew Well-Known Member
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    doesn't rooting your phone void any and all warranties? seems silly...
     
  10. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member
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    i'm not sure if verizon will give tethering away either but the palm phones get free wifi and idk if you still can but you used to get free tethering with winmo phones....
     
  11. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member
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    Yes, but if the phone is functional enough to see that it has been rooted, it is functional enough to un-root it. ;)
     
  12. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    i really see no reason to root. the only reason would be wifi tether but i can survive without it. i don't see the obsession with apps 2 sd when we have 748MB for apps.
     
  13. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
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    There were games on my Omnia (Windows mobile) that were nearly 100MB. Suddenly that 750MB doesn't seem like so much...
     
  14. elborak

    elborak Well-Known Member
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    Gadget geeks will root regardless.
     
  15. dm33

    dm33 Well-Known Member
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    The Incredible already supports tethering, whats the big deal about 2.2?
    The tethering with 2.2 is almost guaranteed do something to notify the carrier so they can bill you for it.
     
  16. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member
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    i had the HTC touch (old school) and i tethered without Alltel (old school again) knowing about it and i never got charged for it
     
  17. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
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    I have been tethering for years and verizon has never said anything. I think it's one of those evils that they know happens and, unless it's abused (like 10GB+/month), would rather just let it go then lose our money.
     

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