1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support New sIII

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by congaman59, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. congaman59

    congaman59 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #759
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    171
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011

    Jan 29, 2011
    171
    8
    36
    Male
    near ATL
    I just bought a new SIII. I have an HTC evo 4G I'm using now. The evo is rooted. I have a lot of apps on the phone, of course the bulk of them on the XD card. I want to know what are the advantages to rooting the SIII? It already is fast and has 16 times the storage of the evo. I can download a tethering app.
     

    Advertisement

  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #10
    Points:
    2,043
    Posts:
    12,992
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009

    Nov 17, 2009
    12,992
    12,817
    2,043
    Male
    I'm retired: every day's a Monday :P
    Manchester, TN
    Hi Congaman,

    There are advantages and disadvantages to rooting: You can install a custom recovery rooted and make backups of the entire phone's current state, so you can restore it to that moment in time if something goes wrong. You can get rid of bloatware. But rooting will also void your warranty... so it's a toss up of what you WANT and NEED your phone to do.

    You would be better served asking this question in the All Things Root section, where other rooters can help you. I can move this thread there if you like... or you can just ask again in that sub-forum. Either way, I'm here to help :)
     
  3. poriggity

    poriggity Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    198
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011

    Mar 9, 2011
    198
    31
    63
    Amsoil Dealer
    Blue Jay, Ca
    The Chief is right. Personally, I am not concerned about warranty, so I rooted my phone. If you do root your phone, I would recommend reading this thread on XDA, and using this toolkit.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1746665
    Bear in mind, the link to that thread will take you to the ATT version for the tool kit, but there is a link in that thread to go to the Sprint version of the tool kit.
    It's a very comprehensive kit, and worked like a charm to root my phone.

    Disclaimer: As always, you are responsible for your own actions, and don't blame me if your phone breaks ;)
    Scott
     

Share This Page

Loading...