November 22nd, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Device(s): Incredible 2, stock 2.3.4
Eris, rooted, with XtrSense
Incredible 2 now HTC DNA
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Originally Posted by johnlgalt
Force of habit, I suppose. I've rooted every device I've ever had my hands on, including my last 2 Android-based phones. I like having the control. I like using TiBu to make daily backups. I like being able to use farhbot's Call Master app to block unwanted calls.
I'm now so hooked on apps that require root, I suppose the real answer here is that my comfort zone and use of particular apps required me to root my Infinity.
Good enough reason.
I have rooted my previous phone (Eris) for the only reason that I could
For this tablet I don't see any convincing reason to root. It is also unclear for me how does rooting affect the possibility of further OTA updates.
I also not quite clear about the difference of rooting and unlocking the boot loader.
Do I get this right? By rooting a have root access privileges (like administrative access in Windows) and I can use specific apps that take advantage of it.
Unlocking the boot loader (in addition to rooting) will allow me to load custom roms, right?