- 05-07-2011, 08:29 AM #2
- 05-07-2011, 09:31 AM #3
One of the main reasons i would root the phone would be able to get access to third party application such as the amazon app store. But since AT&T is going to let up on that and allow it now. There goes my reasons. But there are other ones as well. Such as you can install some different roms to give it a different look and feel to the phone that you cannot get with stock roms and different launchers.
- 05-07-2011, 02:14 PM #5
- 05-07-2011, 02:59 PM #6
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I've had my inspire since Mid Feb, and I still see no reason for me to root. It works just fine.
My battery life is OK (pretty much lasts all day), plus I have charging cables at work, home, cars, etc. Haven't had an issue yet.
Bloatware? It doesn't really affect me. I haven't had issues with running out of space, so it doesn't bother me what software is on my phone. I just don't use it if I don't need it.
Third party applications? I use the AC-SWM and sideload with no issues. I have the amazon app store, and other stuff I've sideloaded.
Also, one thing I seem to notice: If you look at the various Android phones, lots of people with phone issues seem to be the ones that have it rooted. I have no issues with my stock phone- everything works as was intended. No root, no problem.
- 05-07-2011, 04:23 PM #7
- 05-07-2011, 04:33 PM #8
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- MIUI Rom v1.6
- 05-07-2011, 04:34 PM #9
- 05-07-2011, 05:43 PM #10
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- 05-07-2011, 09:26 PM #12
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- The MidNote 1.4.2 Rom
I'm a new android user over from apple iphone 4 which is literally a 2minute piece of cake process to jailbreak. I see the root is a lot more complex than the jailbreaking process of the iphone. I most definitely plan on rooting my inspire android but I just want to get a better understanding for the android operating system to increase my comfort in doing the root myself and knowing, in worst case scenario, out to fix any problems I may potentially run into doing the rooting process.
- 05-07-2011, 11:46 PM #13
Its all up to you. For me I wanted to play around with Cyanogen and other things, running Inspired Ace 1.0.1 currently and I get about 1 day 20 hours on one charge with medium use and a low reception area (signal jumping around from edge to 3g a lot)
Battery Life Depends a lot on the radio you use, im using the latest Desire HD radio and it seemed to improve everything greatly.
- 05-09-2011, 11:32 AM #14
Just read that AT&T will remove its third-party app store restrictions — allowing users to download applications hosted outside of the official Google Market
Link to article below...
AT&T VP dishes on Android, Windows Phone handset plans | BGR
- 05-09-2011, 01:00 PM #15
- 05-09-2011, 03:48 PM #16
- 05-10-2011, 11:24 PM #17
Once you've done that, you can install apps from 3rd party stores, etc, and install custom made ROMs, like the popular CyanogenMod ROMs.
Its simple to reinstall Sense UI if you wish to sell the phone, you just have to download the manufacturers exe.file (similar to iPhone's iOS when downgrading from jailbreak to stock).
- 05-10-2011, 11:41 PM #18
i have had my atrix since release day and haven't had an itch to root. heck, i never jailbroke my iPhone either. if i have to root a device for something i want/need, then that may not be the phone for me. i like phones that are awesome out the box. so when i get my inspire (hopefully by the weekend), i will probably root it, just to say i rooted it, but i may just go back to stock after trying CM on it like i did my nexus one.
- 05-10-2011, 11:46 PM #19
- 05-10-2011, 11:47 PM #20
I prefer not to root. As I hate the fact that if I decide to put it back I can't fully restore it back to the way it was before I rooted. I have been reading that once you root you can install the stock rom but phone is still rooted. So if you have a problem and bring the phone into the store your warranty is voided.
- 05-10-2011, 11:51 PM #21
- 05-11-2011, 05:28 PM #22
- 05-11-2011, 06:26 PM #23
Only thing that looks the same from when I bought my phone til now is the body of the phone. I rooted it in the first week and couldn't be happier. It's not as easy as other phones but it isn't horribly hard either. Especially now. It was harder the first week it was out than it is now. Comparing then and now, it's waaaaaaay easier. Custom ROMs (which are amazing BTW), being able to load the Amazon App Store on day one, and just having the freedom to do what I want, when I want and how I want with MY phone makes it all worth it. The only way you could tell my phone is from AT&T (aka The Death Star) would be to take the cover off and look at the back of it. It's your phone ladies and gents. Use it as you see fit and not AT&T.
- 05-11-2011, 07:28 PM #24
- 05-11-2011, 07:43 PM #25