Why should I root my X?


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  1. mattstud36

    mattstud36 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I see that there is now a 1-click root utility for the Droid X. What benefit do I have if I root it?
     

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  2. bodine1231

    bodine1231 New Member

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    I'd like to know this as well.
     
  3. HalfFrozen

    HalfFrozen Well-Known Member

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    Free WiFi for one...
     
  4. Jake43

    Jake43 Well-Known Member

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    I had the original Droid and never rooted. It never appealed to me. I like clean and simple and I had that without root. BUT, when I saw the 1 click root app i got it for my DX just cause. The only reason I see myself using the root is for WIFI Tether. Sooooo sweet. But, when 2.2 comes out, I will unroot, update, then reroot once the Easy Root app is updated. I honestly cannot see myself using root for anything else. Also, I rooted on the DX when I heard abou Easy Root just because I can and it was easy. And it gives me expansion in the future...maybe?
     
  5. JRunSW20

    JRunSW20 Well-Known Member

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    Wifi Tether
     
  6. sanjeeva7

    sanjeeva7 Well-Known Member

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    Free wifi tether for all rooters.
     
  7. vtroid5

    vtroid5 Well-Known Member

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    cant you do the same thing using bluetooth without rooting?
     
  8. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    It's not as big as getting at the boot loader but there a few nice apps that require root and that's why I do it.
     
  9. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    BT is slower and range is much less. You can also tether more than one device with wifi tether
     
  10. AROLON72

    AROLON72 New Member

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    Where do i go to root my phone and how much will it cost?
     
  11. ultradroid

    ultradroid So many android phones... VIP Member

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    You gain FREEDOM. You're no longer required to live on a diet of what Motorola or Verizon feels like feeding you. With a rooted phone, you're free to explore the increasingly larger variety of roms and themes that the talented developers are offering. I have Gingerbread (Android 2.3) on both my Motorola Droid 1 and my HTC Incredible - the developers have already released stable versions for those two phones - so when and if Motorola and HTC choose to release "official" OTA updates is a matter of indifference to me and to the many other people who chose to root their phones.

    The same principle applies to the Droid X. Root your phone and you can avail yourself of Liberty 1.5 and several other top-notch roms, which increase the functionality of your phone. Nothing but good things come from rooting.

    -Mike
     

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