Why don't you want to root your phone?


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  1. HopeofCarter

    HopeofCarter Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just out of curoisity. I was a bit hesitant at first, the last phone i had was a 5 year old lg phone. So i came from that to something like the evo 4g. I used
    the 3 step root process that can be found [Program] SimpleRoot .1 ---- 3 Click Root w/ nand unlock!! - xda-developers

    This took around a half hour. After that I just flashed fresh .5. Its so much faster than the stock version of the phone and less bloat ware. Whatever you do need that not installed is put on the sd card anyway.
     

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  2. bvbull200

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    I'm sure there are benefits to it, but the risk of messing up my phone + the potential loss of a warranty outweigh any of the benefits that might appeal to me specifically.
     
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    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    How about asking this question...

    Why don't people like to read threads about subjects that are off topic.

    There is a subforum for root for a REASON.
     
  4. HopeofCarter

    HopeofCarter Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm guessing the root subforum is for people who are actually interested in rooting. Am I wrong for asking this general question in the general forum? Or do you mean a different one of the other sub forums?
     
  5. RickJ

    RickJ Well-Known Member

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    Posting it here is just fine. Most people who dont/wont root wont even look in the root subforum. You are reaching your target audience.

    Personally, I'll root likely when the official updates stop comming, OR when the (minor) problems are corrected by third party developers.

    Getting ready to root a Hero as the official 2.1 has pretty much killed its usability. No more major updates likely comming for that one.
     
  6. Federer

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    I'm scared I will brick my phone or void my warranty
     
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    Rdot9 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, idk, this is my first smartphone.... im still amazed by everything i can do, i just dont know what else i would need from rooting.
     
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    boliviano3 Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably root eventually but right now I'm too scared to do it (especially after my phone bricked on a simple update) :eek:
     
  9. ahaxton

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    I honestly just haven't run across any scenario whereby I would want to root. My phone runs well, I haven't run across any root necessary apps I want, I just don't need the hassle.
     
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  10. Bat~man

    Bat~man Well-Known Member

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    I did finally break down and root my hero after a while and I really want to root my EVO but it seems like there are a few issues right now.

    1. Still getting sprint updates
    2. I want to make sure my phone doesn't need to be returned, already have an issue with HTC sense randomly stops responding that nobody seems to know anything about.
    3. I'm not really sure how stable these ROMs are yet, I only used aloysius on my Hero which was a theme rom that I liked aside from having like NO internal memory.
    I know everyone loves Fresh but don't kow enough about how it runs/looks to justify taking the risk for.

    I definitely will root eventually, just not sure when.
     
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    RoboMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I might after I pick up the Samsung Epic. I saw the video and was sold! I'm gonna have 2x SmartPhones!
     
  12. HopeofCarter

    HopeofCarter Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I actually have Aloysius over my Fresh .5. So colorful :). But yea, fresh is great. As soon as I booted it up I noticed how much smoother and quick it was than stock
     
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    Wow, you're on fire lately.
     
  14. Bat~man

    Bat~man Well-Known Member

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    From what I get in order to get a good themed ROM liek aloysius, it will have to be de-oxed and result in a big hit on internal memory, which sucks because that's the type of ROMS I root for.

    I know fresh is apparently great for performance, but I'm not getting bad performance with stock right now aside from one issue....which I may or may not have on a rooted ROM.

    So it's really a risk vs reward thing for me right now.
     
  15. wodin

    wodin Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen a compelling reason yet.
     
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    this comes to mind

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    with the coming of Froyo 2.2 and android being open source, why would anyone want to root and run the risk of an unstable phone? Seriously, I have an Evo and with all these apps, growing on a daily basis and hacks such as launchpro and so on, why would I want to root?

    I understand people jail braking an iphone due to its close platform but never understood android roots.
     
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  18. Bat~man

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    Man I just watched the video in the Fresh ROm thread ...his ROM seems really nice.

    Can you elaborate on it a little bit, any info would be great. Battery life, speed, free memory( I prolly won't use apps2sd) What kinda of stock apps/bloatware did he remove...does everything work as if it was stock?

    I'm looking into the easy root method and if it still works, I may root the easy way...other way is just too much blah for me right now
     
  19. nRRe

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    Phone was rooted but I went and did the official update that broke my root. Haven't gotten around to rooting again. Might to try out a custom Rom this time.

    My old HTC diamond was rooted and I flashed some 20 different roms to it.
     
  20. SoFLO

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    Pretty much my sentiment. Until I have a reason that satisfies me enough to make the leap into rooting, I won't do it. I'm happy with my EVO the way it is right now.
     
  21. HopeofCarter

    HopeofCarter Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can't comment much of the battery yet since I just flashed it yesterday. I will post back a bit later just to give you at least an impression on what to expect.

    Speed wise everything is just more snappier and its easily noticeable. I literary noticed it in the first 10 seconds.

    In terms of bloatware everything from sprint is removed besides sprint tv. All the bloatware can be found on the sd card though and all you have to do is install the atk from the sdcard (just find it in explorer and install). Just a hour ago I noticed he didn't include voice search, so I just went into the explorer and installed it.

    The only possible problem I could have is that 4g keeps connecting and reconnecting. So I'm reading up on the whole radio scene. I barely had 1 bar in the apt before I even rooted so its not like it totally killed it. Almost everywhere I go doesn't have 4g coverage yet so I can't really say much.

    Atm you can't root if you have the ota update. If you have it, you need to wait :(.

    Anyway just look into it if you're interested. It honestly was painless and this was my first time doing something like this.
     
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  22. firemedic1343

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    I rooted my phone and I love it.
     
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    I am to broke to root my phone. I can't afford to pay for a phone twice just in case I brick it. Lol
     
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    heavychevy Well-Known Member

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    I could buy another one, but I feel I have the best of both worlds. Rev 3 with Nova screen and don't want to mess it up in case I do something wrong. I also don't want the hassle of if something happens and I need to have the phone serviced or replaced, ending up with the bunch of flack over warranty.

    I'm going to hold tight for FROYO and to see how HTC handles the Camera and FPS issues. They have till the end of August.
     

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