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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Loomis2, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Loomis2

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    Could someone post like a top-10 list or something running off the benefits of root access? I think a lot of people might think they want root access but then aren't sure exactly what they could do with it, besides auto-rotate and customizing the splash screen.

    I guess what I am asking is what is your favorite thing about having root on your G1?
     

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    You can remove preloaded apps, giving you space to install others.

    I hate the bloat.
     
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    I've seen two themes that are available for a rooted g1. You can move the cache for the browser, market and youtube to the sd card. for me there is just not enough reason to do it yet.
     
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    OK, removing preloaded apps and moving the cache are two pretty good ones. What happens to a rooted phone when the cupcake update comes out? Will it get updated too, or do you have to wait for a cracked version of the update and update manually?
     
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    You'll have to sign it (or JesesFreke will) and then install it. That's not to say that cupcake will still allow for root or anything like that. It's a good question; however, there just isn't enough information to know for sure.
     

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