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Rooting for the first time, is a custom ROM needed or optional?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tomjh99, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Tomjh99

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    So I'm going to root my Sprint Hero tonight and I've spent most of the day researching help topics and threads on this forum. I believe I've found most answers, most importantly, a how to guide on XDAForums.com. My question still remains; will rooting improve the performance (speed) of my phone? Also, will I need to install a custom ROM, or is this optional? Lastly, what are the reasons some install ROMS after rooting? Thanks again for your patience. I know these answers can probably be found in what seems to be endless search results, but I was just hoping you guys could save me some time here. Thanks.
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    -Rooting alone will not increase the performance or speed of your phone.
    -You don't have to install a custom ROM. You can remove the extra sprint stuff that you don't use from the stock ROM and keep running as is if you want.
    -Custom ROM's have extra goodies sometimes or have tweeks (like overclocking) that can be done to help the performance of the phone.
     
  3. Joehunni

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    You should try a stockish rom like Fresh or Nfinites + overclock. Custom roms may sound scary but it is much simpler to flash a custom rom than it is to root so just go for it.
     
  4. godfatherrules

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    Just remember that before you flash anything it's always a good idea to do a NAND backup before you flash. It's saved me more times than I can count.

    I've used the Fresh roms from flipz for a long time though I'm currently running Aloysius. You'll find many options and they all have their positive aspects and their quirks. Have fun!
     
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