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Will you ROOT your Xoom?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Raptor912, Feb 17, 2011.

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To Root or Not To Root?

Poll closed Mar 9, 2011.
  1. Keepin' it stock... :)

    12 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Yes I will root, are you kiddin'? :cool:

    31 vote(s)
    64.6%
  3. What's a yute? :p

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Seriously considering rooting...not sure

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    10.4%
  1. Raptor912

    Raptor912 Android Enthusiast
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    I was just wondering how many of you plan on rooting your Xoom once a dev gains SU access?
     

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  2. melantus

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    Nah i want my warrenty. After it expires sure why not.
     
  3. gamul1

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    I am seriously considering it. I did not root my phone (droid Incredible) mostly because I did not really see the need. However, I am thinking about do it for the Xoom. But I will look for as close to idiot proof instructions as I can find.
     
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    I will most likely, well if there is a easy way to return to a stock state at least.
     
  5. gamul1

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    Yeah, actually I had this same question earlier when thinking of rooting. Will I be able to return it to stock easily? Is there a way to back up the system?
     
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    Very easy to reset, yes

    I will root my Xoom after a couple days of owning it. I'll be in no rush :/ But it will definitely happen!
     
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    I think it will be very similar to the Droid X, they currently have a one click root/unroot app called z4root. It roots the current Android version on the device (2.2.1), you just install the app press root and poof rooted. Android 3.0 may very well be a whole new beast though.
     
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    I'll root every Android device if it'll let me. :D I don't know if it'll be rootable for awhile though.
     
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    poll added.... :)
     
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  10. gamul1

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    Voted that I will root. Could have used a "seriously considering it" option but where I am leaning towards rooting I went with that.
     
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    I can't wait to see what XDA has cooked up for the Xoom. Should be awesome:)
     
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    Only if I need to for functionality.
     
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    I rooted my OG droid about 43 seconds after I got home from the store. I'm 100% positive I will root the Xoom as XDA and other devs start come up with some killer stuff for it.
     
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    You know, 99% of the time rooting doesn't hurt a device. It's what you do after you root that can mess up your device.
     
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    I've heard that rooting can void a manufacturer's warranty, but how about a third party warranty, like best buy or square trade?
     
  16. marctronixx

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    added,,, should have sent me a PM b4 you voted... :p


     
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  17. Raptor912

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    Definite yes for me. Root adds the functionality that I want, at least it did for my X.
     
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    I apologize if my earlier comment came across as criticism. I was just speaking casually in play.
     
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    Yup I'm down with rooting, but will probably wait a few days after the rooting procedure, etc. have been established, just to be sure.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY!!! The day root becomes available for the device is the day I will root! :D
     
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    What's Android without rooting it? I'm rooting first quarter
     
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    Think I am keeping mine stock when it hits Denmark sometime in Q2. The only immediate thing I have seen rooting useful for in earlier devices was tehtering. But as that is a built in feature these days, I am not really sure why I should.

    I haven't rooted my X10 either, but who knows. Might just be the Xoom that changes my look on rooting.
     

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