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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NoShftShck16, Jun 3, 2010.


If/When the root comes, will you do it?? Reply with your reasoning.

  1. Yes

    176 vote(s)
  2. No

    49 vote(s)
  3. Hasn't it already been rooted?

    10 vote(s)
  1. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So with all the recent news over rooting over at XDA and here at Phandroid, I have a question to ask all of you...

    I don't think I will. Someone over at XDA, when responding to the root issue, made a really good point. HTC has been making Incredible phones, pun intended, and I feel like I am not only happy with my phone as is, but I am finding it hard to even think of a legitimate reason for doing it.

    With my old WinMo (I know, apples & oranges) the root was great. It allowed me to tether via usb or wifi but everytime I flashed a new ROM, it became slower and slower and slower until 4 devices later I decided to just stop.

    What about you

    EDIT: For all those people saying yes, why? I'm looking to be convinced...

  2. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    Nah. My phone is fine way it is.
  3. TokedUp

    TokedUp Android Enthusiast

    im still not exactly sure what the benefits are. I know we can get rid of pre-installed apps but is that really worth breaking warranty on my DInc? someone convince me.
  4. androy

    androy Android Enthusiast

    I would love to try stock Android.

    And of course install Froyo, since we will have to wait a little while for HTC to release their version of froyo with sense. That's if we get root before HTC releases their version of Froyo. lol.

    And of course to get rid of all the crap that comes preinstalled.. Or, at least stop them from starting up.
  5. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Android Expert

    For what it's worth, the title of this thread sounds like a very painful form of torture.

    In response to your question, I'll be rooting to get rid of all the bloatware and get froyo sooner (hopefully).
  6. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Haha you're right...it does. I agree though, the crap that comes on the phone is annoying. Why can't every app have an uninstall? ESPECIALLY CityID...that shit pisses me off so bad.

    HTC: Oh here you go, I know you just paid 300 for this phone and we thought you should have a trial app that can't be installed...
  7. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I could definitely wait for Froyo, i just want some garbage off my phone though. I don't know if its worth it. I am a Linux guy (no guru either) and tethering is going to be a bit of a process, rooting or not. So I'm not convinced its worth it
  8. SingJsong

    SingJsong Member

    For those that are rooting for tethering, could you illustrate some of the situations where you would use tethering? I'm curious as to what other people use it for.
  9. 150_cav

    150_cav Android Enthusiast

    it's hard to justify it with 2.2 having most features that people want but personally i like to tinker and i want to see how she runs without sense UI
  10. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    If root will allow me to use the DINC as a wifi hotspot for my iTouch, I'm in! Anyone know if this will be possible? My friend has a G1 rooted and it works awesome.
  11. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast

    I voted no for now.

    I installed the leak (v3) on my Eris and since then had problems with the battery, contacts, etc. Don't get me wrong, the leak worked fine for the most part, but considering how much I just had to pay to get my Incredible off Craigslist (too impatient to wait until the end of June), I am going to wait on rooting. Maybe after a couple of months of having the phone and getting root perfected I'll do it, but for right now, I'm NOT taking the chance of screwing it up.

    Good luck to those of you who do when it finally comes around.
  12. 150_cav

    150_cav Android Enthusiast

    yes, there is even an app, i thinks its called barnacle wifi
  13. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I get nervous if I am away from my computer for more than...30 minutes. I bring my computer everywhere I go and frankly, what is a computer without internet these days?

    I never thought I'd use it as frequently as I did but when I was at college, the internet blew and my WinMo would allow my laptop to surf anywhere on campus (plus had a neat feature of being able to assign the SSID to something along the lines of **** {College Name}'s INTERNET).

    I mean what do you use the internet for? Those are your uses right there. If you are not like me and don't panic when you aren't connected to the internet then it won't be a big deal not tethering
  14. 150_cav

    150_cav Android Enthusiast

    the eris leaks was a mess, i think the worst part was once you did it there was no going back but root is different
  15. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Android Enthusiast

    I doubt I will root my Incredible. I like SenseUI and I can wait until HTC/VZ provide the Froyo update to us Incredible owners later this year. Phone is working great and root won't give me any substantial benefit over 2.1 with SenseUI that I can see.

    I do, however, enjoy following the attempts to gain root on the Incredible...
  16. Swens221

    Swens221 Newbie

    It's a No for me. The Incredible has everything I need right now.
  17. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast

    I did try rooting when the first leak came out, but somehow I screwed it up and ended up with no root access. No big deal honestly. But like I said, I would eventually end up doing it, but since I just got my phone yesterday, I'd like some time to use it before I take the chance of bricking it ;)
  18. 2003vstrom

    2003vstrom Android Enthusiast

    I rooted my nexus one and it was sweet, so much more control
  19. Mr Marcus

    Mr Marcus Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard any compelling reason to root this phone as of yet.
  20. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Same, but the Poll is saying the opposite

  21. mozetti

    mozetti Member

    Wifi Hotspot tethering
  22. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Android Expert

    Other than the ability to remove all the pre-installed bloat???
    I like it just the way it is!!
  23. MrGoodCat

    MrGoodCat Member

    you musta been doin something wrong if you were flashing new roms and your phone got slower. must have been using poor roms or something. i cooked all my own back in the winmo days, and every time i flashed it was to make it better and faster. not trying to talk you down, just sayin.

    infact that is the whole point. for a hacker/customizer root access gives you so much more control. i enjoy having my phone tailored to my liking, visually. with root access you can change every single image on the phone, from color to a whole new image. with winmo you could do all that from the get go. the reason for unlocking (rooting) was to change roms for better performance. however with android, i find it to be the opposite. i am pleased with the performance, but would love to customize it visually. so that is my reason for wanting root. and possibly getting the benefits of 2.2 before htc decides to roll it out. the one thing i don't like about root, is you can not unroot, so if you have a warranty issue, pray that they don't catch its rooted. with winmo you could always relock and send it out for service.

    if 2.2 hits the incredible officially before root is attained, i might be inclined to not root, we'll see. the customizer in me may root it while i sleep, haha
  24. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    I voted no for now, that may change in a few months if I get bored one sunday or something.
    I like Sense, cracking a winmo phone was almost necessary, but I can customize this phone plenty without root, and if 2.2 gives us the ability to store apps on the 8gig internal memory as I thought was rumored I don't even see a compelling reason to get rid of the bloatware vzw throws on the phone. Like I said maybe in a few months or year or whenever the warranty is up I might, overclocking would be nice to give it a little speed boost once the newness wears off.
  25. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You're right, at first (especially with Lite ROMs) my phone flew and I got it up to 12 days of battery life. But, the phone in general became sluggish after a few weeks of use. Mainly because of little things building up, text messages that weren't automatically being deleted (had 2000 + at one point between one person) and other random caches.

    I can't say there is a single thing I miss from WinMo...

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