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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It would be an interesting thing to know:
What was your specific reason you rooted your tablet?
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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
overclock it.
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?

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Good enough reason.

I have rooted my previous phone (Eris) for the only reason that I could
overclock it.
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?

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Yes exactly that.

I rooted as I use titanium backup to keep backups of all my data. But then it's not long before I wanted to unlock and install custom roms.
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Ad-Free is another really nice root only app to have as well.
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I absolutely need to root an android device because

: I am used to a Linux desktop (all android is linux for consumer devices), and am insulted by being told NO by a stupid little phone when I know better

: TV ads are in our face 20 minutes every hour: to get rid of ads. There is no way ads should be in my face on everything I see. TV stations should pay ME for interrupting paid programming for infomercials. I'll tolerate ads the very moment congress passes a requirement for truth in advertising.

: To create an actual backup that will restore my system, not just backup caches to programs that can't be backed up (like the system)

: Change screen resolution at night when my eyes get tired or when it's bright outside

: (phone?) Child safety, monitoring web, and disallowing unacceptable callers for teenage daughters

: easy to track stolen tablet
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