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    Default Why root?

    I'm curious as to why you root your phone. I guess I'm not grasping the concept. What exactly do you achieve by doing it and what changes on the phone. Thx

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    Rooting opens up options that can't be done on a stock device. It kind of depends on what you want to do.

    A couple of articles:

    Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central

    There is no magic in root | Android Central

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    Default Re: Why root?

    Rooting opens up options that can't be done on a stock device. It kind of depends on what you want to do.

    A couple of articles:

    Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central

    There is no magic in root | Android Central

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    Great articles. I guess rooting is not for me. I did read something about blocking ads. Is there software/app to do that without rooting?

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    Default Re: Why root?

    Quote Originally Posted by freightguy70 View Post
    Great articles. I guess rooting is not for me. I did read something about blocking ads. Is there software/app to do that without rooting?

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    Not that I am aware of.

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    Default Re: Why root?

    can someone tell me where to find a root program I can use on my ATT galaxy s5 to turn off unwanted bloatware
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    Default Re: Why root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Wallace1 View Post
    can someone tell me where to find a root program I can use on my ATT galaxy s5 to turn off unwanted bloatware
    Try here: http://galaxys5root.com

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    Default Re: Why root?

    I switched from iPhone and main reason i root is for, App ops so that i can disable location for apps i want, for example i don't want facebook to know where i am, which is not possible without root.

    Also Titanium backup so incase you change phone, you can restore from backup and save yourself time.

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