Reason to Root?


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  1. illusionz

    illusionz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can't find another reason to root my phone other than use a LED Flashlight.

    I don't really know what I can do with root that is so special that everyone thinks is so amazing.

    I don't want custom roms, and I want to be able to get the OTA update naturally.

    Can somebody tell me what is worth voiding their warranty so much for?
     

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    adrynalyne Well-Known Member

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    If you can't think of a good reason, then there isn't one. For you.
     
  3. illusionz

    illusionz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I want to want to, but I dont know anything useful I could do with it.
     
  4. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member

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    How about removing CityID?

    :D
     
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    8andsand Well-Known Member

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    Wireless tethering?
     
  6. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    -LED Flashlight
    -Wireless Tether
    -Easy screen capture
    -Remove CityID and other stock apps
    -Custom ROMs
    -Overclock to improve performance/undervolt to improve battery life
    -Adfree Android
    -Clear caches
    -Just because you can
     
  7. illusionz

    illusionz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't know what you're talking about, I haven't seen a mention of cityid since I got my phone, I don't know what you guys talk about. Maybe its because I close the app with a task killer.

    And idk, I love tinkering with shit, but I don't want my phone to break and have to worry about not returning it.
     
  8. Hitmanthe3rd

    Hitmanthe3rd Well-Known Member

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    If you manage to Brick it id be jealous because it takes Skill to screw up.
     
  9. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

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    Not just any skill. Skill with a capital S. :)

    In all honesty, the big ones are removing unwanted programs, over/under clocking and the WiFi tether. ROMs are nice, but as of right now nothing to get too excited over. Wait a while, and when they get better and more mature, they may be worth it to you.


    -Nkk
     
  10. illusionz

    illusionz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My fear comes from a physical standpoint. Like buttons failing and such, not bricking.
     
  11. j-money

    j-money Well-Known Member

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    Lamppu and leds hack.

    Both have widgets and were all I wanted root for.

    But wireless tethering is awesome, as is having a nandroid backup
     
  12. DonDraper

    DonDraper Well-Known Member

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    Then you don't want root. You have answered your own questions, no need for a thread questioning rooting in the root section of a forum. I root because I want full control of my phone, whether it's custom roms or removing/altering something I normally couldn't. And I am patient, I make sure it's reversible, and I research so I can do it right.
     
  13. illusionz

    illusionz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Actually, there is room for a thread like this.

    I just want to find something useful besides stopping myself from getting ota updates.
     
  14. sezaro21

    sezaro21 Well-Known Member

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    I rooted my phone and all I used it for was for the LED light and to remove some pre installed programs. I haven't installed any custom ROMs as of yet as each one has some type of glitch somewhere. For me, as of right now, root isn't that big of a deal. If Froyo gets released, I will download Froyo and give up root and then just reroot when someone figures out how to do it. It all comes down to personal preference. What I would like to learn how to do is Overclock my phone as well as undervilt it. If someone knows how to do this, please let me know. Thanks
     
  15. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member

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    i as well rooted for the led flash light and to be able to have control over my phone... i am using the RED stock sense rom though bc its pretty
     
  16. AJ McKay

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    Download and install a hydra kernal. There is a stock clock undervolt kernal and an overclock undervolt kernal.
     
  18. Ralph

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    I don't think you lose OTA update support if you root.

    I think you run the risk that it will unroot the device but you'll still have the option to upgrade to the newest official rom- that isnt taken away when you root. Correct me if I'm wrong please.
     
  19. 8andsand

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    I also liked being able to get rid of the bloat. I got rid of city id, friend stream, facebook and twitter aps. These are all things I would never use.
     
  20. jwalker87

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    It's pretty easy to unroot, and almost impossible to mess up, especially now that the unrevoked tool is out. Literally one-click rooting.
     
  21. neyel8r

    neyel8r Well-Known Member

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    these things sound interesting to me. i'm going to make sure i backup everything first before i try... if i ever receive my Incredible in the mail
     

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