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Root To Root or not to Root...?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fawkon, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Fawkon

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    Ok so I bought a Samsung Galaxy a few months ago. Played around with it rooted it etc. I was then in a motorcycle accident and broke it :eek:. Long story short 2 months later insurance gives me a new one. It has Froyo Pre-installed on it unlike the original.

    I'm curious to know whether it's worth rooting as from what I've read Froyo makes a big leap in removing the lag (I only ever rooted because of lag, have never installed a custom Rom etc.). Also I'm finding it really difficult to find any info on how to Root a Froyo phone, last time I rooted i used One Click Lag Fix but from what I've read it doesn't work with Froyo.

    All the articles at XDA confuse the heck out of me :(. If anyone could do a step by step noob guide I'd highly appreciate it.

    Software version: 2.2.1
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

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    If you are wondering whether to root or not, it generally means you don't have a real reason to root. Then why are you even considering root?
     
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    Because of Lag? Even in Froyo I have found the Galaxy to be somewhat laggy at points. All is cool, rooted and flashed it with Darky's mod, running like a dream.
     
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    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    You can upgrade to a new ROM without rooting the phone. ie install CWM capable kernel using ODIN then upgrade using a CWM image.

    Only reason to root (for me) is to use titanium backup.
     
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    WRECKER DRIVER
    QUEBEC CANADA
    not rooted phone= firmware updates once in a while( in months)...:rolleyes: kies not working/upgrading:mad:

    rooted phones ahhhhhhhhhh :cool:...numerous ROMS,KERNELS,THEMES to suit your needs,able to play in file systems,

    its as simple as that;)
     
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    You can root with SuperOneClick (as easy as OCLF has been, has just to be run from your PC) or flashing by ODIN. If you would like a lagfix you have to flash your kernel. This will root your phone anyway. Try Damian
     
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    You are absolutely correct. For some reason everyone seems to be convinced that you must root your phone to flash. I gave up trying to convince them otherwise.
     

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