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Why should I root?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by chs117, May 18, 2011.

  1. chs117

    chs117 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I think that I understand the disadvantages of rooting but what are the main advantages. Please let me know
     



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  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Can you root the Incredible S now then? :thinking: - I didn't think it could be rooted yet? Have I missed something?
     
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    moving to android lounge as this is a more general kind of question
     
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    IMO if you can't fish for yourself you really shouldn't be rooting. This is one of the most common topics on every Android forum site and there are plenty of existing threads to refer to.

    The "main advantages" depends on who you ask. Not everyone roots for the same reason(s).
     
  5. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    sorry, im brand new here on that forum, can you plz give me a link to see how can i root? i also need to know if its legal to talk here about use apps without pay xD
    im sorry if im in wrong place xD
     
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Nope, we don't talk about not paying for paid apps here.

    As for rooting, the procedure differs dependant on your device. What do you currently own?
     
  7. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    LG optimus black :)
     
  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    ^this :)

    @Vitorino - Thanks for asking first!!:)
     
  9. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    :) its cool :p

    root is legal btw?
     
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Yes AND encouraged:) (by some)
     
  11. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member

    Rooting your device is legal, just it voids your warranty. There are several reasons for rooting, it allows some users to put Apps on SD card, and it allows you tu use Apps that require Superuser permissions, such as Titanium Backup and ClockSync.

    It also gives you the ability to install a Custom Recovery like Clockwork Mod which then gives you the ability to install a Custom ROM.
     
  12. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    orait :p so i got a LG Optimus Black, if you could plz, show me the way to take a look :p

    ahaha, im gonna be hosnest, i just wanna root becouse i hate the sound on my camera and i have no bancary account to buy Camera Zoom Fx xD ahaha
    so i wanna root to delete the defoult sound of my camera xD
     
  13. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Yes, but frowned upon by a lot of carriers and manufacturers.
     
  14. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    You don't have an option to just turn the shutter sound off? Mine does but it is a HTC phone....
     
  15. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    no, i dont, and it sucks :/ i can change the shutter song but i cant turn it off, even if i turn off the sound in my whole fone (multimedia, ringtone, notifications, all kind of sounds), the shutter will make the noise anyway :(
    and the apps in app store that are free are just worst than my camera :(
     
  16. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member

  17. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    i will try, thank you :)
    im gonna check Camera360, but the ringer tone tip doesnt work :( only if i didnt get the ideia since my english is quite lame xD

    im done with Camera360, its cool, does it film? i prefer the standard camera, special in zoom, but its cool :p thank you.
     
  18. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member

    I believe that it is a legal requirement in some countries to have a shutter sound, and I can't find any way of turning it off other than using a different app. Or as you said you could always root your phone and replace the sound with a blank file.
     
  19. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    if i could pay apps with the money on the phone it would be great :)
     
  20. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member

    Why don't you just setup a Google Checkout?
     
  21. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    when i try to buy something the only option is the credit card, isnt that Google Checkout :p , but if i could buy with Google Checkout, i still need a credit card xD unless i cound deposite money on Google Checkout, but i just tried to create an account on Google Checkout, and it asked me for credit card xD
     
  22. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    You can get a prepaid visa card and use that??
     
  23. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Android Enthusiast

    Prepaid visas are terrible, they charge you to add money, charge more for a monthly fee, they just get expensive.
     
  24. R.Vitorino

    R.Vitorino Newbie

    i dont know, i will see if i can :p
     
  25. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member

    Why don't you just open an account with a debit card?
     
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