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    Default Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    The only thing I know about rooting is that you can have many different roms on your phone, overclock your phone and do all sorts. This is the main reason why k want it is to overclock, however im scared im going to brick my phone and wont ever be able to use it again, its still on warranty until around june 2013.

    Im running 4.1.2, is it a good idea to root? Is there always a way out if something goes wrong? Please reply.

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Anyone help?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Its fairly simple if youre ok with a computer mate.
    Check out my thread "rooting for pc idiots" lol

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Oops wrong forum
    http://androidforums.com/showthread....or PC idiots!!

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Its fairly simple if youre ok with a computer mate.
    Check out my thread "rooting for pc idiots" lol

    Alright cheers mate, yeah im alright with a comp, you dont know half of the system stuff I do to a comp lol

    MERRY XMAS!!!X
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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Can I still root with 4.1.2?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Anyone?
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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Can somebody help, can I root with 4.1.2 unbranded?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Yeah i did lastnight bro.
    Check my "rooting for pc idiots" thread and use the file shotgun suggests that works for me

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Sorry wrong forum mate

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?p=5308203

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    If I root will I lose all my stuff? All I want to do is overclock just by using setCPU, have got to have a custom rom or anythin like that?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    You need to be rooted to use setCPU. But you don't need a custom ROM. You will lose everything from your device storage, but not your media card. Just save everything to an external device or card. The Play Store will have all your apps saved. Once you're rooted, you can use an app like Titanium Backup to backup your apps

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Does titanium backup only work with root?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    This is all I want to do, I just want to root, use set cpu or something to also overclock the gpu, then return back to normal with no root and have all my things back, is this possible?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Titanium backup only works with root. Rooting has many benefits... The best thing I like about it is the ability to delete useless system apps that are never used but drain your battery. There's really no reason to go back to unrooted except in the case of returning your device. SetCPU only works with a rooted device.... Also, you need to have a kernel installed that supports tweaking. Just check your device thread on XDA Developers for compatible ROMS and kernels for your device. READ, READ, READ before you decide to do anything.

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Alright mate thanks, this kernal thing, do I do this through odin? Also if I was to return back to stock, is there a procedure I have to go through to get it back?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Make a back up either in ClockWorkMod or TWRP....whichever recovery that you are using. If things go wrong, or you don't like it, simply get back into your recovery, and restore.
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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Will this work, after I have rooted and ive done my overclocking or whatever and I wanted to return to stock can I just plug my phone into kies and do a factory reset or restore?

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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Right im already running 4.1.2 xxELL4, this link shows how to install the same version which ny phone is already running so after doing this through odin will my phone be rooted?
    Is this all correct and safe for my phone?

    http://www.android.gs/update-galaxy-...premium-suite/
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    Default Re: Someone help me out with rooting? Good idea?

    Is this alright?

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