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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by juchito, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. juchito

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    Hey guys i am not a pro, I am not a noob, I call myself an advance Noob. If this phone have the option to uninstall or disabled app then why root? I'm not questioning, Just want to learn more.
     

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    Honestly the only reason I rooted was to clear my app window of the 20+ COMPLETELY useless apps (3 music players?!). The bonus is you get access to the internal 5GB so its like having an additional SD card. The bloatware really annoyed me, however memory clearly wasn't an issue seeing as how I only got roughly 130 MB back. And since I have access to the 5GB, I don't have to depend solely on the SD, so I just threw in a 4GB I had lying around. The whole disable thing is a wash, because you can only disable about 7 of the many useless apps they give you. So essentially, with rooting you get to "really" remove what you want and utilize the internal storage.
     
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    To be honest with you rooting really is overrated on this phone versus having a phone that has on unlocked. bootloader and a few roms to choose from the only reason I rooted this phone was to try out the new seeder application if you haven't looked at up check it out on Google play or xda, also I wanted to remove ads so I use adaway app which requires root to block ads. So if you haven't rooted trust me your not missing out on much.
     
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    certain apps need root privileges

    I use Root Call Blocker

    it has the options to block numbers on calls and messages so your phone does not ring, and it they do not get to your voice mail or anything

    the caller just hears one click and they get hung up on

    you do not even noticed they called unless you look at the notification or the log, it is helpful if you have psycho ex-girl friend


    this is just one example
     
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    if you need to ask you shouldn't do it.
     
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    Why?
    Ability to disable or remove apps not otherwise accessible (yes ICS lets you do this with a lot of built-in apps unlike earlier versions, but still not all), ad-blocking, CPU tweaking, access to all system files and ability to use various apps that require root. On older devices with much less memory, ability to free up a significant amount of storage to avoid low-memory problems and install additional apps (not really an issue on current devices with multiple GB's of storage).
    You may not care about most or all of the above, and/or you may not want to mess with your device on the root level. It's definitely not for everyone.
    But, just answering the question.
     
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    So I can remove (not disable) bloatware that I will never use and run Titanium Backup allowing me to transfer the apps and data from my old phone to this one. It's a win-win situation. I don't see why anyone wouldn't root their phone.
     
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    Ill tell you5 important reasons right now

    1. remove all bloatware (find that thread somewhere here) speeds up phone significantly
    2. Install "google now" i use this all the time way better than google search
    3. GL To SD only works with root, meaning i can put HELLA GAMES on my phone (moves games from internal memory to sd card) when your games are like 1gb+ your phone fills up quickly and limits you from putting games (5gb Internal Memory), i got a 32gb micro sd, so i got GL TO SD and got hella games installed
    4. Way more control if your phone goes bad u can use "CWM" and wipe your phone very easily sometimes if your on stock and your phone goes bad it still wont wipe completely. seriously why NOT root? I had to fix my girls phone that was the ONLY WAY i tried everything
    5. Customization, CWM, Roms, new shit coming out, performance and audio tweaks, i means the list goes on just ROOT NOW
     
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    I enjoy root to under-clock my CPU since mine came stock 1.5 and I think that is a bit too fast for normal non-gaming use.

    I also like to to use ad blocker which I totally forgot how awesome that app is until it was disabled once.
     
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    He's asking for the benefits, not asking how ;)
     
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    Thanks sammy
     
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    AOKP? Oh my lord. i cannot take (that's a good thing btw :eek:)
     
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    i know, and i am saying that if he needs to ask why he should do it then he shouldn't do it...

    i could go into a long tirade about this, but it boils down to this:

    If you're going to Root your phone, read every guide available for everything that you may ever do for your phone, ask questions when you are honestly and unbearably stuck
     
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    Why rooting is mandatory for me:

    • Ad-blocking - I don't know how anyone can web browse or use apps when they're bombarded with ads all the time. Playing any ad-supported version of games is a nightmare.

    • Customization - Rooting allows for more options with customization. For example, you can easily change boot animations.

    • Apps Requiring Root - A lot of useful apps, such as Titanium Backup, require root access. You can back up data or perform functions you normally wouldn't be able to.

    • Saving APKs - I like to save the APK of my apps just in case an app gets ruined by a bad update, allowing me to go back to the version that I liked. Also, if an app gets taken off the market for whatever reason, I'll still have it when I upgrade my device.

    • Remove Bloatware - This phone allows some bloatware to be removed, but not all. Rooting lets you remove all of them.
     
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