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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by suvlady, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. suvlady

    suvlady Newbie
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    Hello everyone. I just purchased the HTC Evo V 4G phone from VM and I'm waiting for it's arrival. I'm moving over from the Triumph.

    I'm looking for feedback on whether the stock ROM is good. I really would like to use the stock ROM, but I'm seeing alot of info regarding rooting.

    My question is:

    Is it really necessary to root the phone to get better functionality or does the stock ROM work well?

    Thanks for your input in advance!
     


  2. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Android Expert

    the stock rom is bearable but rooting is always recommended.. but then again you are asking people about rooting on a developement forum... we will all support root...

    whether you want to get rid of the camera shutter sound like the user from the thread below or you want to get beats audio or maybe a different font or boot animation, rooting is the way to go... its just a matter of how experienced you are (though the process is fairly simple) and if you are willing to give up an hour or so of your time to complete this process...

    as for roms, they offer a whole new standard of 'new functionality'.. every heard of photosphere, you can get that... every wanted your phone buttery smooth, you can get that... ever wanted to simply get rid of virgin mobile bloatware apps, you can get that... thats just a few small things you can get from custom roms...
     
  3. Larzuk

    Larzuk Well-Known Member

    If the OTA update continues to be available I'd definitely stay stock, However I'm not sure how long the OTA will stay up for or whether it will disappear for a while like it has in the past. Aside from customization, Many were rooting to address what the OTA update fixed...When it was not available that is.
     
  4. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Android Expert

    dont know about the ota but people did not root to fix it... to get rid of the old problem, you would have to go a step further and s-off your devices... people root so they can get cool new features that the stock rom just could not provide... i can safely say that more than half or my current apps need root permissions to run...
     
  5. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Android Expert

    I'm pretty sure almost everyone would still have rooted even without the radio issues.

    I for sure would have.
     
  6. Larzuk

    Larzuk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the additional clarification guys, I should have elaborated a little bit more.

    Cheers.
     
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