1. Pew446's Avatar
    I'm rooted, but now I don't know why. What are the benefits of rooting? Should I stay rooted? Any good apps that require root?
    07-20-2012 03:27 AM
  2. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I'm rooted, but now I don't know why. What are the benefits of rooting? Should I stay rooted? Any good apps that require root?
    I see no point in rooting yet because there is no vanilla roms.

    That's just me though. Lol

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    07-20-2012 01:15 PM
  3. kbp08tls's Avatar
    The usual suspects are ad blockers, Titanium backup, wifi tether, etc.
    Do a search here, and spend some quality time over on XDA looking through the different ROMs and mods available.
    Check out some of these threads:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...new-phone.html
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...atent-fix.html
    http://http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc-evo-4g-lte-rooting-roms-hacks/176637-root-recovery-rom-mod-links-updated-6-29-a.html Hasn't been updated in a while, but still a good jumping off point.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...you-using.html
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    07-20-2012 01:58 PM
  4. PittsPgh's Avatar
    I see no point in rooting yet because there is no vanilla roms.

    That's just me though. Lol

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    The first and main reason I rooted was to undo the Apple crap. I wanted my youtube vids to play in the Youtube app.
    Then I installed Titanium to back everything up. TRWP for a Nandroid backup as well.

    BTW: I don't jump on the first solution I read. I keep reading till I understand what is working and not working. Usually by then there are one click solutions out by then.

    I did eventualy go full blown and did the S-Off. To update the radios. Now getting ready to install Flex360's Rom. Stock with all the goodies, as he puts it.
    looks promising.


    Paul
    07-22-2012 05:11 PM
  5. gitit20's Avatar
    YOu can use adaway to block off the adds in all the apps you can also use wifi tether for root users and not have to pay extra for that package there are a lot of other apps you can install that let you do things you can change themes icons and so on as well

    I'm rooted, but now I don't know why. What are the benefits of rooting? Should I stay rooted? Any good apps that require root?
    07-22-2012 10:06 PM
  6. DisplacedMic's Avatar
    I haven't rooted my LTevo yet mainly because the battery is so good.
    i will eventually - but it was virtually the first thing i did on my EVO 4G.

    As others have said - if you are not looking to change the phone too much (changing ROMS etc) then your biggest bets are: Free WiFi tether, getting rid of bloatware, more robust back ups and a slew of apps that require superuser permissions.

    For me the Green Battery Pro app on my EVO 4g was a must. That app alone made rooting essential with Tiatnium and mybackup being close behind it.
    I actually rarely used the wifi tether - but it did save my *** a few times when i really needed it so there's that...

    anyway - YMMV but i don't think you'll regret doing it now that it's done...
    good luck, have fun!
    07-25-2012 09:56 AM
  7. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    The first and main reason I rooted was to undo the Apple crap. I wanted my youtube vids to play in the Youtube app.
    Then I installed Titanium to back everything up. TRWP for a Nandroid backup as well.

    BTW: I don't jump on the first solution I read. I keep reading till I understand what is working and not working. Usually by then there are one click solutions out by then.

    I did eventualy go full blown and did the S-Off. To update the radios. Now getting ready to install Flex360's Rom. Stock with all the goodies, as he puts it.
    looks promising.


    Paul
    I still can't believe that apple was able to stop google apps from launching on a google operating system.

    That's just .... I don't even have a word.

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    07-25-2012 07:27 PM
  8. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    The first and main reason I rooted was to undo the Apple crap. I wanted my youtube vids to play in the Youtube app.
    Then I installed Titanium to back everything up. TRWP for a Nandroid backup as well.

    BTW: I don't jump on the first solution I read. I keep reading till I understand what is working and not working. Usually by then there are one click solutions out by then.

    I did eventualy go full blown and did the S-Off. To update the radios. Now getting ready to install Flex360's Rom. Stock with all the goodies, as he puts it.
    looks promising.


    Paul
    I still can't believe that apple was able to stop google apps from launching on a google operating system.

    That's just .... I don't even have a word.

    Google. You can't have google apps.

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    07-25-2012 07:27 PM
  9. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    For real. With maps too. This is ridiculous. I need cm10.

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    07-31-2012 05:33 PM
  10. rsk2mc's Avatar
    It's not that they can't open Google apps, it's the method of like opening apple patented in the 90s. The real question is why did they wait so long to use it

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    07-31-2012 08:16 PM
  11. Dissonance's Avatar
    It's not that they can't open Google apps, it's the method of like opening apple patented in the 90s. The real question is why did they wait so long to use it

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    They actually bought that patent and it shouldn't even be valid since there was so much prior art. The earliest I can think of is MS mail before it was outlook, but I'm sure there was something even before that. It just goes to show that with enough money and lawyers ANYTHING is possible.

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    07-31-2012 10:03 PM
  12. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    How do you patent launching apps on a smart phone in the 90s.

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    08-01-2012 10:29 AM
  13. evang07's Avatar
    I haven't rooted my LTevo yet mainly because the battery is so good.
    i will eventually - but it was virtually the first thing i did on my EVO 4G.

    As others have said - if you are not looking to change the phone too much (changing ROMS etc) then your biggest bets are: Free WiFi tether, getting rid of bloatware, more robust back ups and a slew of apps that require superuser permissions.

    For me the Green Battery Pro app on my EVO 4g was a must. That app alone made rooting essential with Tiatnium and mybackup being close behind it.
    I actually rarely used the wifi tether - but it did save my *** a few times when i really needed it so there's that...

    anyway - YMMV but i don't think you'll regret doing it now that it's done...
    good luck, have fun!
    Can't find the green battery pro app. Has it been renamed? And does it require root access? And for what?

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    08-01-2012 02:17 PM
  14. PreMo15's Avatar
    I'm rooted, but now I don't know why. What are the benefits of rooting? Should I stay rooted? Any good apps that require root?
    IMO, rooting is the only way to realize the full potential of the Android platform. There are SO many more options available to you in terms of apps, ROMs, kernels and mods...and the guys over at XDA really know how to make a phone sing. Case in point:


    Home screen


    Quick Settings in Notification bar

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    08-02-2012 11:29 PM
  15. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    IMO, rooting is the only way to realize the full potential of the Android platform. There are SO many more options available to you in terms of apps, ROMs, kernels and mods...and the guys over at XDA really know how to make a phone sing. Case in point:

    Click to view quoted image

    Home screen

    Click to view quoted image

    Quick Settings in Notification bar

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    That's awesome. What Rom is that.

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    08-03-2012 07:55 AM
  16. PreMo15's Avatar
    That's awesome. What Rom is that.

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    It's Chogardjr's Kang Chaos ROM with Pneuma's Iced Out Chaos theme applied. The theme thread has a link to the ROM in the OP.

    [THEME-INVERTED] [8/1-12] Iced Out Chaos- v3.2 - A Pneuma Theme - xda-developers
    08-03-2012 09:31 AM
  17. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    It's Chogardjr's Kang Chaos ROM with Pneuma's Iced Out Chaos theme applied. The theme thread has a link to the ROM in the OP.

    [THEME-INVERTED] [8/1-12] Iced Out Chaos- v3.2 - A Pneuma Theme - xda-developers
    I really need to buy an alarm clock. A real one. I think that's why I havent rooted this phone yet lol.

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    08-04-2012 12:12 AM
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