10-23-2017 04:29 PM
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  1. torifile's Avatar
    I pre-ordered a pixel 2 and just canceled it. While I was waiting, I picked up a used pixel 1 and decided to root it to install AdAway. Wow. I am completely blown away by it.

    Using Android without a content blocker for the few hours I did was pretty miserable. But with AdAway installed, it's a completely different device.

    I think I'm going to wait until there is a way to root it before I take the plunge on a new device. Anyone else?
    10-16-2017 11:55 PM
  2. Torisen1's Avatar
    No.
    modifier and ultravisitor like this.
    10-16-2017 11:58 PM
  3. Torisen1's Avatar
    seriously though I had way lots of fun with root way back in the day with my Motorola Photon. After that phone though I was done. Root didn't really let me do things I wanted that I couldn't do with apps.

    Mind you things I wanted.
    Aquila likes this.
    10-17-2017 12:01 AM
  4. torifile's Avatar
    The only thing I want is to be able to install a system - wide adblocker. It's something I've long wanted and never been able to do on a mobile device before. It's awesome. I can even use the official Twitter client without feeling all gross.
    10-17-2017 12:07 AM
  5. torifile's Avatar
    I just had a better idea than just canceling... Rather than risk trade-in values going down - which is the reason I bought the Pixel 1 in the first place (got it for $275 and trade-in value is $350) - I decided to order a white one which has a 3-4 week lead time. This way, I’ve got at least 6 weeks for root to come out before I have to give up the freedom of AdAway. Win-win!
    libra89 likes this.
    10-17-2017 12:28 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm not. Root isn't something I am interested in.
    bhatech, klau25, Aquila and 1 others like this.
    10-17-2017 12:49 AM
  7. ottscay's Avatar
    I rooted my first...4 Android devices? But no, I don't care at this point.
    10-17-2017 12:57 AM
  8. sulla1965's Avatar
    Yes I will root. IMO its one of the main reasons for getting a google/nexus phone. I won't be switching roms on any sought of regular basis or anything. But google isn't really pure android. so AOSP is true stock android so its always nice to have the option of running a custom rom from time to time.
    10-17-2017 02:03 AM
  9. pseudoware's Avatar
    I was a flashaholic for a few years, but I'm over it. No plans to root, but I'll do it if there's a compelling reason to.
    10-17-2017 03:10 AM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    10-17-2017 04:42 AM
  11. nelamvr6's Avatar
    Nope
    10-17-2017 05:04 AM
  12. mxmarcus's Avatar
    No root
    10-17-2017 05:24 AM
  13. C5Longhorn's Avatar
    yes, i will root but probably run stock ROM for a while.
    10-17-2017 06:00 AM
  14. Trees's Avatar
    Would Android Pay or other features be lost if rooted?
    10-17-2017 06:20 AM
  15. Richard Servello's Avatar
    not a chance. blocks too much and breaks too much.
    Aquila likes this.
    10-17-2017 06:50 AM
  16. torifile's Avatar
    I'm not going to flash a new ROM. I'm done with that but things like being able to edit the hosts config file is what makes Android stand out over iOS for me. Bone stock to bone stock, I prefer iOS.
    10-17-2017 06:52 AM
  17. torifile's Avatar
    not a chance. blocks too much and breaks too much.
    Does merely rooting break stuff? So far everything is working just fine on my pixel.
    10-17-2017 06:54 AM
  18. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Does merely rooting break stuff? So far everything is working just fine on my pixel.
    That's always been my experience.
    10-17-2017 07:18 AM
  19. Flexia's Avatar
    Would Android Pay or other features be lost if rooted?
    Now you use Android pay with root.

    I root every device I have owned. I'm looking forward to adaway and tethering. Also use titanium to back everything up.
    10-17-2017 07:24 AM
  20. torifile's Avatar
    Now you use Android pay with root.

    I root every device I have owned. I'm looking forward to adaway and tethering. Also use titanium to back everything up.
    Seriously. The web is a cesspool without some sort of content blocking.
    10-17-2017 07:39 AM
  21. Pigman's Avatar
    I used to root because I wanted to be able to use wi-fi hotspot for free (I know, I know you should pay for it, but I was already paying for data so that is how I justified it), and I wanted a more pure Android experience. Now though the plan I am on comes with 10GB a month hotspot, and although not pure Android, the Google phones are pretty damn close. So I see no need to root at this point.
    10-18-2017 07:45 AM
  22. torifile's Avatar
    I used to root because I wanted to be able to use wi-fi hotspot for free (I know, I know you should pay for it, but I was already paying for data so that is how I justified it), and I wanted a more pure Android experience. Now though the plan I am on comes with 10GB a month hotspot, and although not pure Android, the Google phones are pretty damn close. So I see no need to root at this point.
    What do you do about content blocking? I can't live without it.
    10-18-2017 08:02 AM
  23. zwaaa's Avatar
    seriously though I had way lots of fun with root way back in the day with my Motorola Photon. After that phone though I was done. Root didn't really let me do things I wanted that I couldn't do with apps.

    Mind you things I wanted.
    I agree. When my phones were paid off via the 18 month agreement with ATT I usually rooted them and put cyanogenmod on them - just to escape the carrier BS. With Project FI that's a non issue so I am happy with stock.

    As a side note, the S4 was a pain to "root".
    10-18-2017 09:29 AM
  24. Richard Servello's Avatar
    no bull**** apps... no garbage skins...I don't know what sites your going to, but ads aren't a real problem. What is a problem is Netflix and Elder Scrolls Legends are blocked.
    10-18-2017 09:45 AM
  25. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Nope. Not interested in rooting for now. I've got 2 working Nexus 6s available if I want to get flashy.
    10-18-2017 10:01 AM
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