[AT&T] What to do if rooting goes bad and bricks the Note II

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  1. wicked1

    wicked1 Well-Known Member

    I have Jail Broken iPhones for years but what happens if I try to root my new Note II and what cause it to Brick.

    I woukd like to root to trash bloatware but do not want to trash a perfectly good device

  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Welcome to the forums, wicked1. :) Here's a link to a guide for returning a messed up Note 2 to functionality: http://androidforums.com/t-galaxy-n...tom-recovery-unbrick-unroot-return-stock.html

    You'll get opinions about why an Android device should be rooted, should not be rooted, or should be avoided in favor of iPhones. ;) In other words, what you're asking has several viable answers. I'll give mine :D:

    Don't root your Note 2. It's fast. It's efficient. It has a lot of stuff in it that looks like "bloatware" but is not, over time using the device. There are also programs, apps and widgets that many users want out of there because they feel that they will never be used. ;)

    The root exploit is not only about removing unwanted programs; it's also about flashing/installing custom ROMs. I've done it with every Android device I've owned, and never, not once, have I seen a true advantage over the stock system developed by the manufacturers and carriers with the notable exception of being able to add a little bit more custumization to my device as devs out there prepare and offer apps that will only work on rooted devices.

    Your question also has embedded in it the fear of ruining your Note 2 by doing something wrong. There are developers (most at XDA forums) who specialize in bringing about files which address this common malady among new (and many old) rooters. ;)

    Now, it's time for you to hear opinions from those who insist that you can't get the most out of your Android device unless you perform a root exploit regimen. :D
  3. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    What about flashing a custom rom with hot spot enabled?
  4. dden4012

    dden4012 Well-Known Member

    If you feel the app is bloat just disable it. I haven't found a reason to root this phone yet. Battery lasts me 2+ days and everything works. My last phone on the other hand, was horrible in stock form and rooting and flashing a custom rom/kernel was a good decision.

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