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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bxtzd3, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. bxtzd3

    bxtzd3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ok i have changed roms , radios and such on window phones. so what does the rooting do for the betterment of the phone besides removing bloatware? better antenna? anything else?

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    It depends upon the phone. Root privileges allow you to interact with the OS on a more basic level, so that you can remove the bloat ware, monitor temps, replace kernels (for faster booting / overclocking), replace ROMs, etc.

    Currently, on the BIONIC, we're limited b/c of the locked bootloader, but with root privileges we can still freeze / lock / remove bloatware as well as backup system and user apps.

    Once we have a workaround for the locked bootloader (either a new unlocked bootloader or a secondary way of re-initializing the phone after the bootloader to allow for custom ROMs and such) we can do some of the other things I mentioned above.
  3. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I can't think of a single reason why I WOULDN'T root. :p
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I can - for example, I'm not rooting the OG that Imma give to my Dad - he's 70 and needs time to assimilate all the goodness that Android is, forget having to deal with rooted notifications and the like...

    OK, so it's not *me* that's not rooting, it's him, but I'd be the one rooting it, so...
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I call "Foul!". We're talking about your Bionic! :p
    (My wife's got my ROOTED OG. She likes it that way.) ;)
  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Nah, he doesn't need it and will mainly be using it for GMail sync more than anything.

    Mine (BIONIC) is rooted - and I already froze and app I shouldn't have (experimenting) so now has been factory reset too :p

    Rooting again as we speak.
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert


  8. bxtzd3

    bxtzd3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    well aside from the stuff above, if rooted and a new rom or whatever its called in android land, is placed on the phone. would there be a way to make the signal strength better? if i keep dropping calls at work like i am i need to go back to my bb s2.

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