1. Ruffnrider77's Avatar
    I switched from a iPhone 5 that I had jailbroke on and off and now with the s5 I will never switch back, my only question is should I root this one or not. I like to mess with everything and did on my iPhone from simple things like swipe up and down for the apps to other things. I have been searching the fourms on if it's best or not. Any suggestions?

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    05-15-2014 07:28 AM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    It is highly subjective if you should or not. I am in the "yes always" camp because I believe the owner/end-user should have full control over their devices. Plus it is the best malware protection you can have.
    05-15-2014 07:38 AM
  3. Masum56k's Avatar
    I'm also confused whether root or not. Thanks you made the thread.


    @zedorda
    Can you tell us, Like- Cydia Tweaks; we can get many facilities if once we root our device.


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    05-15-2014 01:54 PM
  4. Ramer84015's Avatar
    If you're the type that wants to have full control over your phone (think of admin rights on Windows), then yes I'd say root.

    Cons: It will void your warranty and you can not take OTA updates anymore.

    Pros: Can install custom recovery to make a full backup, not just apps.
    In the XDA forum, there will be an updated rom with the current OTA within a few days of any OTA coming out.
    You can take advantage of the hundreds (thousands?) of root apps available
    Using a program like Xposed Framework, there are plenty of apps to tweak your phone to your liking.

    Make sure you read and understand how to root, also make sure you are following rooting instructions for your carriers phone.
    05-15-2014 04:40 PM
  5. greasyman's Avatar
    I'm also confused whether root or not
    05-17-2014 12:55 PM
  6. Ruffnrider77's Avatar
    Well I went ahead and did the root and it is not so much like a jailbreak as far as they do not have Cydia on it it's more for getting the phone to be able to run faster and delete factory installed apps, once I get that figured out I will be able to have it how I like

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    05-17-2014 06:50 PM
  7. Ramer84015's Avatar
    Well I went ahead and did the root and it is not so much like a jailbreak as far as they do not have Cydia on it it's more for getting the phone to be able to run faster and delete factory installed apps, once I get that figured out I will be able to have it how I like

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    Good deal You'll also be able to download "Root Only" apps from the Playstore and be able to do a full backup.
    05-17-2014 07:57 PM
  8. bidderD1's Avatar
    Hey Mate How Did You Root your s5? Having trouble doing miine. Thanks!q
    09-16-2015 04:35 AM
  9. bidderD1's Avatar
    Hey mate how did u root your samsung S5 i am havin trouble tryiing to do it
    09-16-2015 04:38 AM
  10. ironass's Avatar
    Hey mate how did u root your samsung S5 i am havin trouble tryiing to do it
    Hello and welcome to Android Central bidderD1!

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    09-16-2015 08:50 AM

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