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    Hello, this Christmas I received the Galaxy S4. This is my first smartphone and I have a few questions about rooting.

    First, is it a big risk rooting the phone? I don't want my brand new phone to become a paperweight.

    Second of all, what are the benefits? I know with jailbreaking a phone and with cydia you can do many different things that appeal to me including hacking games, changing software etc.

    My last question is how would I go about rooting my phone. I want a software that would enable me to do the things you can do with cydia i.e cheating games etc. If you could link me with a useful software and possibly a tutorial that'd be great.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Welcome to the forums and Android!

    Rooting can POSSIBLY brick your device. It used to be a common occurrence, but now it is very rare, but still possible.

    Benefits can include backing up your current OS (called a Nanadroid); installing apps, like Titanium, that allow you to make changes to the system apps; some apps have functions or options that are only available to root users; the ability to use Xposed Framework, which can allow you to alter the OS....the list goes on.

    As for gaming cheats, I am not sure how root access allows you to do that.

    Check this out: GalaxyS4Root.com - Learn How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4, install custom ROMs, and more!

    Just look for your carrier version of how to root.
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    Please tell me what carrier your on and what boot version of android your on.. i need this info to further assist you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frazzguy View Post
    Hello, this Christmas I received the Galaxy S4. This is my first smartphone and I have a few questions about rooting.

    First, is it a big risk rooting the phone? I don't want my brand new phone to become a paperweight.

    Second of all, what are the benefits? I know with jailbreaking a phone and with cydia you can do many different things that appeal to me including hacking games, changing software etc.

    My last question is how would I go about rooting my phone. I want a software that would enable me to do the things you can do with cydia i.e cheating games etc. If you could link me with a useful software and possibly a tutorial that'd be great.

    Thanks for your help!
    It is actually almost impossible to brick a modern phone. People that root like to have a little risk drama but the truth is that there is almost no risk at all. Do what you want, you can always un root if you want.

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    The question still stands

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