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    Default Re: Are you rooted? Why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    I did it for a couple of reasons.

    1) To run "Ad Free Android" and get rid of the ads.

    2) Titanium Backup. To backup apps and freeze system apps.

    3) To get the wifi toggle in its rightful place and get rid of the ugly green layout.

    4) Run Sixaxis controller to use a DSIII controller wirelessly.



    -Suntan
    How did u change the green color to blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    Any trades off by running it slightly modified such as reboots, broken voicemail, etc.?? These things btw would make me want to look for a more stable rom.
    None that I can tell. The only changes were to get the wifi toggle in the notification pulldown and the blue coloring. The ROM itself is the stock one. The changes were made to the related files, as opposed to flashing a completely different ROM that was "based" on the stock ROM.

    How did u change the green color to blue?
    From the zip files found in this thread:



    I'm still on ICS, because I haven't taken the time to update to Jelly Bean, but I know there's a lot of options for both 4.0 and 4.1.

    -Suntan
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    Anyone have experience rooting with a Macbook?

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  4. #54  

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    I was skeptical about rooting at first. Now after two months I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticojpunk View Post
    I've rooted my last 3 phones, including my GS3, which I rooted the day I got it.

    You never know when you'll need it for something. Example: I use Swiftkey 3 as my default keyboard. As of Jellybean, there is an issue where every reboot switches back to the default keyboard. People are complaining about it on the Swiftkey forums and reviews. The solution for me was to use Titanium Backup to freeze the stock Samsung keyboard. Problem solved.
    I think something else is going on. I've had no issues with the keyboard resetting to stock, before or after rooting.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    I believe there is an app called keyboard manager that can solve this for u

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    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    None that I can tell. The only changes were to get the wifi toggle in the notification pulldown and the blue coloring. The ROM itself is the stock one. The changes were made to the related files, as opposed to flashing a completely different ROM that was "based" on the stock ROM.



    From the zip files found in this thread:



    I'm still on ICS, because I haven't taken the time to update to Jelly Bean, but I know there's a lot of options for both 4.0 and 4.1.

    -Suntan
    Does it work on jellybean? And can I use it on us cellular?

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  8. #58  

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    Thats pretty sweet. Were you able to remove some off the "bloat ware" I've been hearing so much about? My biggest concern with any new smartphone Iis that the battery is constantly under siege. Usually attributed to the screen and this screen on my GalaxyNote2 is huge. I dont want to run befofe I walk. I would like to build myself up. So far it seems that rooting is a little easier than jail breaking. This is my first droid so I guess im a noob but I like your idea of a slightly modified stock ROM. Sounds like a good place to start being a new droid user. I want to root it and prepare for Ubuntu os for mobile devices coming out in about a year. Thanks man
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    Once you root you can get rid of that stuff.
    That mod should work without a problem but read the thread to be sure
    Ubuntu is not happen ending in a year, if ever. Especially on an cdma device

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    I really don't know. I haven't put any effort into looking at updating to jelly bean.

    I'm sure they talk about it in that thread over at xda.

    -Suntan
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    I looked on thread and it didn't say much I'm kinda new to xda but ill try to flash it via Odin and if it works it works if not Odin shouldn't let it pass if it isn't the right software correct?

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    No it will flash whatever you want it to. There are no checks in there.

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    So I could potentially brick my phone.

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    Yes if you run something intended for another device you always run that risk. I will look at it closer later tonight

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    Ok thanks man. Us cellular galaxy s3.

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    Simple rule: NEVER, EVER, under any circumstances, flash a ROM that isn't clearly documented as working on your specific model of phone and carrier, and that you can't find other people who have flashed that exact, same ROM on your exact model of phone and carrier.

    NEVER.

    EVER.

    If you're not absolutely, positively, 100% certain that the ROM will work on your phone, JUST....SAY....NO.
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    Very true but it isn't a rom we are talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Very true but it isn't a rom we are talking about

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    Thank you. Haha

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    Post # 60 is certainly talking about a ROM. Posts 61 through 64 are talking about flashing something that can brick your phone. I don't know what, other than flashing a ROM, will brick your phone.

    Maybe your wife is right.

    But I'll expand the advice. Never flash ANYTHING that you don't absolutely, 100% positively, know is for your phone.
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    You were so close. We are talking about post 59 which refers to post 57 which is a mod. The possibility of bricking is slim(there is always a chance) I do happen to know what I am talking about.

    Maybe you need to hit thanks now since my wife is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintw22 View Post
    Does it work on jellybean? And can I use it on us cellular?

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    Now back to the question.

    You are on US cellular and on JB right?

    If so the MOD for Jellybean is here:

    I put the question to the DEV over there if this would be ok on USCC but havent heard anything (Did it by PM yesterday and in the thread a minute ago).

    My understanding is that this is just an XML edit which is not that big a deal. You could do all the lifting to be sure (decompile the APK and make the change yourself, then recompile and sign it) but that is a pain in the arse.

    Here is what I would do. I would make a nandroid backup. I would also download a flashable zip and put it on my SD card and I would also download odin and the stock image for your phone.

    Then I would flash it and see what happens.

    If I got stuck in a bootloop then you know it is a fail and you have 3 ways to fix it. If it bricks, then there are more involved ways to fix it but i do not know them off the top of my head.

    BUT that is what I would do. What you want to do it your choice. I cannot say with 100% certainty that it will not brick. I believe that the worst is a soft brick, but it is your choice.
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    Dude thanks so much man. That is so awesome. I tried searching around on xda but I'm new to it so it was confusing. Haha. I will flash it tonight when I get off work. Thanks so much again dude.

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    No problem let me know how it goes

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    Hey quick question....when I do it....how would I switch back? Just re-flash my stock software would that switch it back? Just making sure before I do it.
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    If you make a nandroid backup, you can just flash that to return to exactly where you are right now. But yeah flashing back to stock will do it too

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