1. devchaube15's Avatar
    Well, I am glad to say I finally rooted my Nexus 4 yesterday morning after having it since the end of February this year!

    I am glad I did because now I have total control over how everything looks and works!

    I downloaded Antutu CPU Master and I've been messing around with the settings quite a bit, Ive found a perfect setting for my day to get me through it with battery left over!
    AdAway has also helped a lot since Google removed all Ad Blockers
    Dashclock Widget is AMAZING, I can use it on the lock screen and go right to my notifications without having to unlock it!
    I LOVE being able to change the status bar, navigation bar, status bar icons, and navigation bar buttons to any colour I like and having the ability to add buttons to the navigation bar, it's really helpful when I find myself in a situation where I could use it!
    PIE is awesome when I want to play Fun Run for the extra screen real estate PIE provides, cuz real estate is expensive as **** these days!

    That's pretty much all I have installed for system apps, but I also use these;

    Free App A Day incase something cool comes up
    Twitter for my tweeting needs
    Instagram for my creeping needs
    Google Keep to plan my YouTube videos (YouTube.com/user/devchaube15)
    Flipboard for Entrepreneur news (I want to become one!)

    I've installed the Sunbeam Wallpaper found in Android 4.3 (Video Installation Tutorial Link: )
    Also the Google Edition Camera found in Android 4.3 (Video Installation Tutorial Link: )
    I installed Instagram a while back and had to re-install it, I wanted the video service that Instagram was taking a while to release (Video Installation Tutorial Link: )

    What my Nexus 4 looked like before I rooted it: VIDEO: ( )

    I will be making a new video soon showing the phone rooted, probably in a day or two.

    Hope you like it!

    Check out some screenshots here and if you have rooted your phone as well go post your set up here for everyone to see and get inspiration from:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...tom-setup.html
    07-06-2013 10:47 PM
  2. ijam 91's Avatar
    is it necessary to root ?

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    07-07-2013 05:22 AM
  3. nickacs's Avatar
    is it necessary to root ?

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    It is not "necessary" to root, but if you want total control over your Nexus 4 and tinker around and customize your screens/etc, then yes, it is "necessary" to do.
    07-07-2013 09:44 AM
  4. Captainbob767's Avatar
    My non-rooted N4 works and looks great, so I'm sticking with it. My motto is , "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    gusar2000 likes this.
    07-07-2013 09:52 AM
  5. devchaube15's Avatar
    is it necessary to root ?

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    Well, if you want to root then you need a reason, it could be that you don't have enough battery to last you for as long as you'd like, or maybe you're phones running a bit slow, it could even be that you don't like the current blue/black theme that Android offers. If you don't have a reason then don't do it, but if you do, then it unlocks your doors that you need unlocked plus Wonderland.

    My non-rooted N4 works and looks great, so I'm sticking with it. My motto is , "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    My motto is, "Great just isn't good enough."
    Citizen Coyote likes this.
    07-07-2013 11:48 AM
  6. still1's Avatar
    is it necessary to root ?

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    no its not necessary. you leave it as it is and enjoy your device
    07-07-2013 12:30 PM
  7. bobsacomano's Avatar
    I rooted mine only to get LTE, and that was because HSPA on T-Mobile in my area suddenly slowed to EDGE speeds. Otherwise I found no advantage to rooting.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    07-07-2013 05:42 PM

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