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    Default Questions about rooting

    Hi everyone, i'm pretty new to the Android world, i've bought my first android phone about 2 months ago, the Galaxy S3, so i started taking in consideration to root it, thing is, i really don't know anything about it, so i wanted to ask some questions. First of all, does it slow down the phone? What do I gain if i root my phone? Will the warranty just go away? Can I keep updating my phone normally or do I have to update it with some rooted firmware? Till now i've had a jailbroken iPhone 4 so that's why i'm asking these questions. Thank you for your answers. Oh, and, most important question of all, what is rooting? Lol
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    If its only rooted, u will get stock updates. Wont make it faster but u can delete ANY app including bloat so use with caution.
    Guarantee is void while rooted but aparentjly its easily unrooted
    Dont worry

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    Ok, interesting, so i decided to go on and root it, and i stumbled upon this custom ROM:
    Would it be good? Also, does installing a custom ROM erase everything from the phone?
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    Never heard of it but yeah so once rooted. Use an app like Titanium Backup to back up all your apps and their settings. To Ext Sd, saves a lot of hasstle

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    Done, already been through 3 roms, right now i'm running the AllianceROM, i'm starting to understand why people like to root their phone..
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    Lol
    Let pity all the american roms are diff from us so cant compare.
    I jst cant decide between cm10 or somethin cleaner...

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    Would love to use a custom rom but they break certain things like bluetooth streaming and camera functions. Too much for me to lose.
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    Got rid of the AllianceROM, too many bugs, got Resurrection Remix ROM, really clean and fast, and it looks like a Nexus.
    I'm just tryin out ROMs right now, i'm sure i won't keep one cause indeed they do get rid of some functions that I would love to still have, but until Samsung releases the 4.1.2 update, i'm sticking with this RR rom, it's really nice.
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    Ok, so after a tour of the best ROMs out there, i decided to go back to stock, i did a wipe data/factory reset, and then i restored the backup that i made before installing my first ROM, everything is fine, but somehow i feel like i left something out, is there anymore cleaning that i have to do somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipester View Post
    Ok, so after a tour of the best ROMs out there, i decided to go back to stock, i did a wipe data/factory reset, and then i restored the backup that i made before installing my first ROM, everything is fine, but somehow i feel like i left something out, is there anymore cleaning that i have to do somewhere?
    Dont think so man, did u do the davlik (or whatever) cache before installing stock. Maybe it just feels sluggish because it is?
    So what made u come back to TW mate?

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    I also reinstalled the stock recovery to top it off. What made me go back to stock? Well, losing all of the touchwiz features while only gaining a few (or none) was just too much, and most of the ROMs out there are just not stable enough (i demand perfection unfortunately) for me, so i just thought of going back to stock and keep it that way.

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