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Root benefits of rooting (if phone is working ok)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by snorge, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast
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    Before I get started rooting what would you say the main benefits are over stock 2.1? Just want to make sure it is worth it as my phone is working fine atm. A little extra speed is always nice but anything else?
     

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    Customization options, for one... :)
     
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    Wifi tether, roms, themes, root apps
     
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    The ability to run custom roms and root apps is why I did it. I love my phone now.
     
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    also better battery life and ability to remove apps that you dont want/use
     
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    I was rooted with that Radioactive Froyo, flashed back to stock 2.1 due to GPS issues, and going to Sprint, and wow does my phone seem so damn slow now! I'll be rooting my phone again once Sprint fixes mine or gives me a new one.
     
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    You would have been better off asking why NOT to root your phone.
     
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    I mainly rooted mine to get rid of the stock apps. I can't stand having apps on my phone that I don't use.
     
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    That sums it up:D
     
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    Realistically speaking as of right now aside from optimizations and small fixes, there is no real need to root. APKs such as Live wallpaper, HQ Youtube, and the 3d gallery can all be pushed. Installing kernels such as Meat Kernel source is more for the benchmarking of Linpack and for Wifi tethering. Optimizations I mentioned, are ones that were ported from the Intercept and Acclaim. For things like a better and more reliable GPS signal, battery life, and the CDMA lockup issue. Since using the Acclaim libs on the Moment, I haven't had one lockup yet. As of right now, rooting has almost no actual benefit to add anything to the phone. AFAIK Sprint is planning on a small update along with Samsung that would fix some of the issues with the Moment, but no new kernel or android system. The big benefit of rooting is when 2.2 is out for the Intercept, which should be back ported to the Moment as well. Intercept rom boots on the Moment already, just needs the correct drivers for the rest of the system. Aside from that, something that can free up some memory and resources is getting rid of stock apps. Other than that I can only think of cosmetic stuff like themes and boot logos.
     
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    it allows you get get your geek on and truly customise the living crap out of the thing.
     
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