1. minicoop69's Avatar
    I just bought a GS3 and am looking into rooting. What are the benefits of doing this? I am just wondering.

    Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    12-01-2012 06:55 PM
  2. truthfamilyfaith's Avatar
    I just go into rooting and android for that matter. Installing ROMs is pretty much the main reason why I did. Oh and to get rid of boat ware. After trying out a few ROMs I've noticed better battery life pretty cheap on each of them compared to TW. I'm on CM10 now after using two TW based ones. I way dog the layout. Smooth.

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    12-01-2012 11:40 PM
  3. Bond32's Avatar
    If all you do is root you can install an ad blocker, wireless tether, lots others. If you unlock the boot loader it opens the world of ROMs up.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    12-02-2012 10:21 PM
  4. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    It's like the difference between running a Windows computer with an account that has "admin" privileges vs. an account that has just "user" privileges.

    Rooting gives you permission to modify (essentially) all system files. Yes, this gives you power to do a lot that couldn't otherwise do; and it also gives you the power to send your phone into a state of FUBAR...although luckily there are some checks in place to help prevent that from easily happening.

    My advice is usually this: If you're not sure why you'd want root in the first place, you're probably better off not doing it.
    12-04-2012 08:02 AM
  5. rajatq2's Avatar
    yo truthfamilyfaith that sounds pretty good pretty compelling. but i dont necessarily want to get rid of boat ware. i get to go out on my cousins boat a couple times per year and though i've never used boat ware it would be cool to have a gps and maybe a fish finder or something out there. how do you get it back if you root?
    12-04-2012 04:02 PM
  6. electric turd's Avatar
    Wow lol
    12-04-2012 05:48 PM
  7. Nicholi2789's Avatar
    yo truthfamilyfaith that sounds pretty good pretty compelling. but i dont necessarily want to get rid of boat ware. i get to go out on my cousins boat a couple times per year and though i've never used boat ware it would be cool to have a gps and maybe a fish finder or something out there. how do you get it back if you root?
    Hehehe.... Boat ware..
    12-04-2012 08:39 PM
  8. epidenimus's Avatar
    ROFL. Too funny.
    12-04-2012 09:32 PM
  9. apagan4182's Avatar
    lmao...speechless
    12-05-2012 08:29 AM
  10. mookster's Avatar
    yo truthfamilyfaith that sounds pretty good pretty compelling. but i dont necessarily want to get rid of boat ware. i get to go out on my cousins boat a couple times per year and though i've never used boat ware it would be cool to have a gps and maybe a fish finder or something out there. how do you get it back if you root?
    Sorry man, but rooting's probably not for you. He was referring to bloatware, which is all the carrier apps that are stuck in the stock fashion. Again, no offense, but I'd recommend against rooting.
    12-05-2012 01:47 PM
  11. cascott77's Avatar
    Sorry man, but rooting's probably not for you. He was referring to bloatware, which is all the carrier apps that are stuck in the stock fashion. Again, no offense, but I'd recommend against rooting.
    lol, idk if this ruined the joke or made it better

    btw I just made the conversion from blackberry. Love it!
    12-05-2012 09:37 PM
  12. rajatq2's Avatar
    Lol this is gold, pure gold. I wish there really was such a thing as boat ware. But thankfully there are plenty of dudes on this forum who can't spell for their life
    01-08-2013 02:17 PM

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