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  1. bxtzd3

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    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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    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.
     
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    I can't think of a single reason why I WOULDN'T root. :p
     
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    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...
     
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    I call "Foul!". We're talking about your Bionic! :p
    (My wife's got my ROOTED OG. She likes it that way.) ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    Lol
     
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    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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