What is available after rooting?
Well, I've had the Nexus S for about a week now and I am finally getting it set up to my specs. Thank you very much to everyone participating here. I have used a lot of app suggestions.
Anyways, I am thinking about jumping into rooting the Nexus (why I got a Nexus, right?). I really do not feel the need to root though as there are so many options available in the market. Coming from a Pre with Preware I am shocked that I havent rooted yet, but I just dont know whats in it for me.
Can anyone tell me what is available after rooting? Sell me.
- 05-17-2011, 02:07 PM #2
- 05-17-2011, 02:36 PM #3
- 05-17-2011, 02:51 PM #4
- 05-17-2011, 02:52 PM #5
No you can't use z4root, but thats a good thing. With our phone you don't actually have to exploit a root, all you gotta do is unlock the bootloader, flash clockwork recovery, install superuser and you're done. Literally takes a few mins and you can run root apps with no problem!
What features are available in ROMs? You dont have to list all, just your favorites. I see many people listing off apps. It would be helpful if you gave a short sentence about what it offers differently than a stock device.
- 05-17-2011, 08:42 PM #7
- 05-17-2011, 09:39 PM #8
as an example I just installed a modified battery icon that shows u numbers instead of just battery icon
- 05-26-2011, 11:46 PM #9
I personally sold myself on rooting by researching all the things available. Looking around on the forums and on XDA and seeing all the things others were doing on their phones that I was unable to do on my unrooted HTC Hero (back in the day, lol)...I rooted that baby and 3 Android phones later I continue to root and customize. The options are endless. I can honestly say that this early rooting on the Nexus serves no purpose aside from wireless tether and Titanium Backup as the custom ROM options dont really offer much as of yet. The Nexus runs wonderfully on stock. I flashed a custom kernal and OC'ed to turn my phone into a pure beast though. Very much worth it for that alone.
But I say do some research of your own...read around. I never understood the point of these threads...I guess its just because I poked around on my own to form an opinion...
- 05-30-2011, 04:50 AM #10
- 05-30-2011, 09:33 AM #11