1. M1grande's Avatar
    hey everyone, i am about to get a nexus 7, and i am thinking about rooting. i am kinda scared though. the only device i ever hacked was my psp. i dont really know what the benefit to rooting is either. i dont care to flash roms whatsoever. i do want to use ps3 controllers wirelessly though. i have an Iq of 133, not trying to brag, but if i do enough research, should someone like me be able to root it easily? i have a fear of ruining it right when i get it, which is why im on the fence
    and aside from all the hackneyed, what can i do with a rooted nexus
    12-20-2012 04:25 PM
  2. mvp4him3's Avatar
    All I can say is follow the steps and you will be fine. Rooting gives you a lot of options that you wouldnt have regularly. Like file access, roms that have been made to better your device in every way possible. You say you wont flash roms but I can tell you from exp. that it is worth it when you see the finished product.
    12-20-2012 04:30 PM
  3. bigtroutz's Avatar
    Eyes M1grande suspiciously .......

    Yes, you certainly should root !!

    [ LOL --- read up on it here at least and then proceed if you like...]
    12-20-2012 04:35 PM
  4. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Eyes M1grande suspiciously .......

    Yes, you certainly should root !!
    Especially in Australia!
    dduniam likes this.
    12-20-2012 04:59 PM
  5. 1andylock's Avatar
    It was a simple question. What benefits do you get. Surely you can make us a list. Anybody?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    12-20-2012 05:41 PM
  6. 2defmouze's Avatar
    It was a simple question. What benefits do you get. Surely you can make us a list. Anybody?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    You get to use apps that require root access. That's all root is, elevated permissions which you grant to certain apps which require them. There are literally hundreds of threads and articles on AC written detailing what apps rooted users use and explaining in more detail what rooting is and if you should consider it. Do a search and you'll find plenty of info

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    mr_nobody and M1grande like this.
    12-20-2012 05:49 PM
  7. parchping's Avatar
    hey everyone, i am about to get a nexus 7, and i am thinking about rooting. i am kinda scared though. the only device i ever hacked was my psp. i dont really know what the benefit to rooting is either. i dont care to flash roms whatsoever. i do want to use ps3 controllers wirelessly though. i have an Iq of 133, not trying to brag, but if i do enough research, should someone like me be able to root it easily? i have a fear of ruining it right when i get it, which is why im on the fence
    and aside from all the hackneyed, what can i do with a rooted nexus
    Why in the world do you want to root?
    12-20-2012 07:30 PM
  8. mathelm's Avatar
    Why in the world do you want to root?
    See above...

    But kind of the same reason we all don't drive a stink in' Prius.....

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    12-20-2012 07:45 PM
  9. M1grande's Avatar
    Why in the world do you want to root?
    well from what ive heard, sixaxis and beats are pretty cool
    12-20-2012 08:03 PM
  10. WannaBeYou's Avatar
    I rooted in order to be able to tether my lap top to my phone without paying for mobile hotspot. I see there are some apps that let you do unrooted but they don't seem as reliable as switchpro widget. Maybe they are, but still, this is why I rooted.
    12-20-2012 08:25 PM

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