1. bsmith1051's Avatar
    I don't think there are any custom ROMs yet, are there? So what is the advantage of rooting the Bravo? I don't have one (yet), mind you, but I'm debating getting one.

    • Is there a lot of bloatware which can be removed once rooted? If so, could you list them?
    • Is there a wi-fi access point that works if you're rooted? If so, which one?

    Thank you for any information!
    02-15-2011 08:37 PM
  2. aggdroid's Avatar
    I rooted my phone about a month ago and would agree that I haven't found too many reasons to do so. My main reason was that I have the "cheapo" plan from att and I was concerned that i would accidently go over my limit of 200mb so I wanted to be able to install a firewall which required root access (using droidwall). I haven't come close to 200mb in the past month and I think that is in part to the fw, but I am pretty sure that with my usage, I wouldn't go over even without it. I also wanted to be able to install non-market apps, potentially ones that I plan to write myself (and maybe i don't need root to do that, my understanding was that I did, but I could be wrong).

    There are a few other features that certain apps use root access for like Widgetsoid allows you to just click a button to reboot the device (instead of having to power off and on by holding the key). You can move ringtones /notification tones local to the phone which is nice if you use custom tones because they will always be available (they aren't available if you put them on your sd card and are accessing the card via usb).

    I don't know if that is my full list, and honestly I can understand if anyone thinks that those aren't very necessary things cause my wife's phone isn't rooted and she loves the phone just as it is. Also, I am a newbie to Android, so please feel free to correct me / let me know about other non-rooted ways to do what I am doing and hopefully others can list some other reasons for rooting.

    As far as there not being any custom roms out there, I just read a post on xda that some one is working on porting the droid x cyanogen rom to the bravo. I also had rooted my phone in the hopes that someone would be working on it (or even that I myself could help).

    I was also intending to remove some the "bloatware" but I wasn't 100% comfortable with doing that yet. Mainly cause i wasn't sure if I really definitely didn't want everything that was there...I just use Go launcher and have a bunch of apps hidden for now since I still have plenty of space and have the apps in the auto-end list.

    I love the phone btw ...but it is my first smartphone so nothing to compare it with. Hope this was helpful.
    02-17-2011 01:59 PM
  3. bsmith1051's Avatar
    @aggdroid, thanks for the post!
    02-17-2011 09:55 PM
  4. RoboWarrior's Avatar
    Although I have a inspire, I do know that roofing may benefit in more than the one you listed.
    For example having only a 800 megahertz processor can be overclocked to increase productivity or prolonged battery life. ATT will not allow 3 party downloads, in other words you can't download anything not from the Android market. Removing bloatware means deleting the application that ATT adds to the device, ex blockbuster, but removing them may chase problems later on when you are trying to unroot the device and installing a ota. For lower stat devices roofing will benefit you more becuase the device support lifespan is usually short. By roofing you can install unofficial software that companies, in your case motorola, would send to you. Personally I would root the device if you are up to the challenge by its by personal preference.
    05-06-2011 08:59 PM
  5. bullet358's Avatar
    Now you have the option of a ROM. The Bravo was an unrecognized device. Not to big of a development community. It's starting to gain some love because of Bandroidx. You should check his posts on here regarding the ROM he created.
    05-09-2011 10:56 PM
  6. timmy94's Avatar
    @aggdroid--) there is a app in the android market that allows you to download non-market apps
    04-01-2012 12:53 AM