View Poll Results: Rooting: Yes? No? Why?
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I have rooted my phone
I have not rooted my phone.... yet.
I will never root my phone
I am undecided about rooting my phone
I really like to vote! Go America!
Why root my Evo?
So, I have been "tempted" by several individuals to root my Evo. The only issue (other than I don't know how) is that I don't see the benefit for me.
What exactly will rooting do to a device that you can already customize the heck out of? Why will it help me? What will it allow me to do that my Evo already does not do?
Please help. I am obviously rather new to the rooting process, and I don't understand its purpose for the end user.
- 06-24-2010, 11:42 PM #2
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- ACS Jelly Bean RC1, Stock
And let me add, that it's ridiculously easy to do now, with several methods to follow, nice clear guides, and graphical interfaces available. And there is a fairly simple way to go back if you decide you don't like it.
Last edited by liquidjesus; 06-24-2010 at 11:45 PM.
"In Soviet Russia, Android roots you!"
I'm here because like you, I have questions that I need answered, and help those like me, with questions of their own.
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- 06-25-2010, 05:26 AM #4
- 06-25-2010, 06:36 AM #5
- 06-25-2010, 10:29 AM #6
The ROM I am using BTW is Baked Snack
- 06-25-2010, 10:57 AM #7
- 06-25-2010, 04:38 PM #9
There are also a number of apps in the marketplace that you need to be rooted for - the number one is titanium backup, which lets you backup all of your apps with their settings (and even bluetooth pairings - as of the latest update) on your sdcard. If you ever have to restore your phone to factory settings, or get a replacement phone - this gets you back to square one in a matter of minutes.
It's also useful if you chronically flash new roms, but that's kind of circular since the OP is wondering if it's even worth rooting.
oh, and you can where cool t-shirts like this one :