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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by karandpr, Sep 12, 2011.


Where do you want the root stuff ?

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  1. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    How about a separate sub section for applications requiring root access in the Android Applications section .
    It would be nice to view all root apps in one place .:D

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Ahh, wait, I see - it will also pull apps that mention the word root - as in "no root required".

    OK, kewl idea - I like it!
  4. dautley

    dautley Android Expert

    Why not search using "root required"?
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Because not everyone uses the same phrases unfortunately. You end up with things like "root needed", "root is needed", "needs root" or "requires too" etc and you'd need to do a load of searches to narrow it down.

    I think a root subforum is a pretty good idea.
  6. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The point is why search at all ,when all root apps will be in one place .

    There is a All-Things-Root thread in each phone sub-forum but users (like me ) rarely tread into other phones' subforums to check out root applications or so .

    The idea is to concatenate all the root apps and stuff in one place .That way it would benefit all users .

    And Android Discussion/Applications is central so it would be perfect place to have the sub-forum .Not to mention reduction in Must-have root apps threads/duplicates . (But there will be increase in "How to root threads ":rolleyes:)
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  7. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    I like the idea *puts in Roze's vote*
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    Just to be clear, are you talking a bout here on the forums or on androidapplications.com (the Apps tab)?
  9. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert
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    Not entirely sure how I feel about it. Perhaps if some support were drummed up I'd feel better about it - but at the moment I'm not sure I want to try to require the staff to keep them split up like that.
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  11. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert
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    No problems . Just a suggestion anyway :)
  12. starxpilot

    starxpilot Android Enthusiast

    I'd support it. A lot of apps mention Rooting and it can be a pain to see which ones will need it and which ones will not.
  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    What about tags like the forums have, [game][app][root]?
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  14. dautley

    dautley Android Expert

    It would be kind of nice after you have Joined Android Forums and learned how to root that fancy new smart phone to be able to have a page listing all available apps requiring root in one place. Even for veteran users it would be useful, and it would be a great link to include in answering all of those "Why should I root" questions.
  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I actually thought you meant in the Applications section - I'd like to see it there, and I'm guessing that it would not be too hard t do - searching for all the different combinations of 'Needs root' 'requires root' 'root required' etc. gets old for us but if you had the server software pulling that query and assigning a tag to those apps so that they would show up in the root only apps section then it should (theoretically) update itself.

    Of course, this is based upon the fact that you can easily search each and every app for content as well as assign a tag to it.

    Phases, how about a single list maintained elsewhere (such as in staff / premium access) that would then be globally visible as a sticky in ever ATR subsection on the forums?
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    Or just a sticky in the applications section that could be linked back to, seems easiest.
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  17. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Whichever way it is done would be good. I support any place to have them all together. A sticky does seem logical, but staff will need to maintain it if the OP is not about which can be an overhead.

    Yeah I know staff will need to move or re-tag threads to fit too, but at least some might end up in the right place by their OP's posting it correctly :)
  18. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    It's what we're here for :D

    Of course I assumed it would be us resident green guys who'd do the maintaining, eh?
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Just noticed you're interested in 19th Century English Politics and religion. Good on ya, Cant think of anything more boring :)
  20. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    If you think that....

    you must be reading someone else's profile.
  21. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

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  22. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Ohoho, so words do not evolve and retain the same meaning they had centuries ago? I need the help of a linguist now.... :p

    (just yanking your chain - I abhor politics, and religion is not my cup of tea either....)
  23. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!!
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    I came in late on this one so is there a sub-forum for root only apps?
  24. surlypoker

    surlypoker Well-Known Member

    Who knows.. The mods and globals seemed to derail this thread.. When u figure it out let me know??

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