1. AC Question's Avatar
    I haven't rooted my device in a while. So i'm wondering is there any real benefit of rooting, anymore? I'm running stock 6.0 and the battery life is quite good on my Nexus 5. Especially, Doze mode is amazing.
    10-28-2015 02:27 PM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    There's some system stuff that I still use.... battery monitors need system access to get more detailed stats. Titanium Backup needs root to do its full thing. And I still fuss with custom kernels from time to time, so root allows me access to the config. That's about it.
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    10-28-2015 02:49 PM
  3. Crashdamage's Avatar
    I haven't for a few years. I always buy Nexus devices and just don't feel the need anymore. I do have a Nexus 4 I play around with a little. I'm gonna put 6.0 on it very soon, but it's just playin' aroumd.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    10-28-2015 02:54 PM
  4. Sicily1918's Avatar
    Nah -- last phone I 'rooted' was my SII, although that ended up running CyanogenMod (with built-in root).

    I need a stable daily driver with little to no bloat, that's why I get Nexus phones and typically do a factory-flash of a new OS (e.g., I wiped KitKat off my old N4 with a factory Lollipop install when that OS came out). It can take many hours out of your day to do that (although it's only once a year or so), but I run into far fewer problems that way.
    11-03-2015 02:07 AM
  5. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I still root most of my devices for Xposed, Viper4Android, Tasker, disabling services and removing bloatware.
    11-03-2015 02:29 AM
  6. karimpas7's Avatar
    It depends and phone you have and what apps you want... I use tasker a lot and with root you have full benefit. The big thing with 6.0 is app permissions.
    11-06-2015 11:26 PM

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