exactly what does rooting do to your phone?
I came from palm(hp) webos. Im used to the homebrew community and how easy it is to do. Im also hearing alot about rooting an android device. Im currently waiting for the evo 3d( which would be my first android experience).I have heard about rooting devices, and would like to know exactly what rooting does to the phones. If these ?s have been answered, can u pls let me kno what thread to read. Any help would be appreciated.
- 06-22-2011, 08:58 PM #2
Rooting basically bypasses the security system on the phone allowing you to customize whatever you want and remove bloatware.
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- 06-22-2011, 09:02 PM #3
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^What Mike said.
Putting a new rom on a phone is like getting a new phone. It changes everything and bumps up the life of any android phone. Right now my Hero has gingerbread....it didn't even get froyo and makes the phone run better than it ever would staying stock
With custom roms we could still use this phone 3 years from now and it would still be great. Also rooting brings great root apps like wifi tether, titanium backup, and crossfire(which should allow any phone to play tegra 2 exclusive content) and more
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Waiting on an Incredible S from Bell myself, Friday they say....well girlfriends phone, I'm still slugging it out with a Pre and thanks OP for starting this one(thread), and to those that responded. Trying to get a little ahead of the game before we get it.
- 06-23-2011, 08:21 AM #14
There are alot of ROMs out there to fit almost everyone's needs. I'm currently going between a hybrid Sense 3.0 ROM and an AOSP ROM (the one in my sig). I like the AOSP ROM cause as of right now the Sense ROM doesn't have any kernels, AOSP battery life is much much better for me"The worst foe lies within the self....."
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Galaxy tab 10.1love my evo.