To root or not to root, that is the question.


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  1. ejr3gan

    ejr3gan Member This Topic's Starter

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    Fellow Androiders,

    I have been struggling with this for a while now and I still haven't decided one way or the other. I would say that I am currently 60/40 in favour of rooting but far from convinced, I hope some of you can swing my decision one way or the other to finally put an end to my root based anguish!

    OK, I have been using the Desire since UK release and absolutely love it. I've been running Froyo for about 4 weeks through an OTA update from T-Mobile and, although I've noticed slight improvements in certain areas, it certainly hasn't been the earth-shattering improved experience that some people were banging on about - in fact I'd go as far as to say that it has been slightly underwhelming :(

    Yes, there are great improvements;
    • Flash support
    • 720p video

    Both lovely, but......
    I feel slightly let down by;
    • The overall speed "increase" - the update to 2.2 was widely reported as being able to speed some functions up by 5 times! I have not seen this.
    • Apps2SD functionality - its frustrating not being in control as to what is allowed to to be moved.
    • The energy efficiency - whereas some are reporting a doubling of their battery life, I have noticed absolutely no change.

    So, would rooting give me the extra control and oomph that would satisfy my lust for all things shiney? Or is it, as some people think, an unnecessary procedure that doesn't have a good risk/reward ratio?

    HELP!!!

    Oh, I'm not sure how much of an issue it is, but one thing that might be holding me back is that my bootloader version is 0.92?
     

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  2. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    the 5 times speed increase was probably referring to the browser javascript loading.
    A2SD+ is a massive reason to root, everything is installed to sdcard.
    You can get much better enery efficiency. Droid Den - Android Guide: 3 Must Have Apps When Rooted - Droid Den

    Bootloader won't hold you back, but it will make thigns a bit more difficult.
     
  3. ejr3gan

    ejr3gan Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks lekky. Do you know of any guides I could look at that cover the 0.92 bootloader issue?
     
  4. Citrus909

    Citrus909 New Member

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    Here you go -
    Code (Text):
    1. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=745903
     
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  5. ejr3gan

    ejr3gan Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Citrus909. Looks a bit too fiddly, I think I'll wait until there is a tried and tested method of rooting straight from 0.92.
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I've just mulled this over and have come to the conclusion we should be referred to as "Droiders" ;)
     
  7. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Sounds a bit like a starwars robot, probably quite accurate for most of us too lol.
     

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