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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by scythefwd, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member
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    The title says it all, why root my phone? It already allows non marketplace software.
     



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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    If you are happy, no need to root. Android is plenty customizable without rooting for many folks. If you want to further customize your phone, it may be necessary.

    I don't know what device you are running, but sometimes updates from the manufacturer / carrier are painfully slow. Sometimes with root and the courage to flash custom roms you are able to be months ahead of them with OS updates, or you would like a "pure" android device. Those are personal choices.
     
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You only need to root if you need to have some stuff for root functionality. The most basic one is for backups. If you want to save what stage you are on in Angry Birds for example, or whatever other apps whose progress and data you want saved, you need to root for that.
     
  4. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I like root for backups, command line access, and now, installing alternate ROMs.
     
  5. saywat?

    saywat? Well-Known Member

    i only rooted to remove the installed programs and to be able to use the back up apps. if ur not doing anything special with the phone no need to root and waste ur time imo
     
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