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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AngelicCore, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. AngelicCore

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    Does it require a custom ROM?
    I am sorry I am very new to android and although I've used several cFW before with Nokia I am still worried of messing something up.
     

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    It requires a custom Kernel. You can stay with a stock rom.
    Check my sig for a guide.
     
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    I can confirm that it's really easy. steslatt helped me yesterday and I was shocked at how easy it was!
     
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    defo as above - we all worried about it at first, when you loose your rooting cherry you wonder what the fuss was all about!
     
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    I know I'm talking firmware initially here, but I held back from Odin altogether for a few weeks after I bought my GS2, thinking it was best to wait for Kies to officially update my firmware but I soon got fed up and used Odin. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. Also, the update process is extremely quick compared to a Kies firmware upgrade.

    I've still not rooted (yet) as I'm still not convinced what the benefits actually are. Granted there are a one or two nice apps on the market that require root access, but i'm not convinced I need to do so yet. If I eventually decide to go to VillainROM, then I will have to root it then of course but until then, I'll stick with KH3 unrooted.

    Am I right in assuming rooting would make the device more susceptible to to virus/malware threats? Could rooting make the device more unstable?
     
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    No it would not make it more susceptible and no it would not be unstable unless you start changing hardware settings like voltage and cpu speed.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys,
    I've rooted my phone today..piece of cake when you know what to do.
    Obviously I am full of paranoid thoughts.
    Was it faster before?..it has never done that before..oh oh this download was unsuccessful, maybe it's because of the root?...
    Still at least I can use market enabler :)
     
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    if u just rooted ur phone without changing firmware, i doubt rooting will actually cause ur phone to change in terms of performance :D now that u know that, u'll probably worry less (i hope!) changing the firmware would change the performance of ur phone, hopefully for the better.. but rooting should just give u root access, and like steslatt mentioned earlier, if u dont mess around with system stuff, it shouldnt have any negative effect!
     
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    I've went up from KG2 to KG5 (i've no idea what changed) before rooting so that probably added to the paranoia :p
     

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