1. thecodye's Avatar
    I rooted, unlocked my bootloader, flashed TWRP, the works really, on my 5x right after I got it. Im finding fewer and fewer reasons to root with every android release, but alas there are a few things I enjoy changing.

    Right now, I am using Tasker, LightFlow, Titanium Backup, and others while I wait for xposed for marshmallow.

    My question to you guys is: Are you rooted? What are you doing with your privileges?

    Anyone know of any good custom kernels so I can enable double tap to wake? I miss the feature from my Nexus 6, but since it doesn't have the amoled display its a pain to get working.
    10-29-2015 11:08 AM
  2. ccrs8's Avatar
    Not me. I rooted up to and including the Nexus 5, but when I got a replacement Nexus 5 I never bothered to root, and won't be on the 5x either. It used to be a requirement to get anything good out of your phone, but like you I have fewer reasons to do so - to the point that the hassles of applying Google-provided patches and upgrades to a rooted/modified phone made it not worth it.
    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    10-29-2015 11:33 AM
  3. mr_nobody's Avatar
    I am trying to see if I can avoid doing it this time...I fear that with google promising monthly security updates, root is going to be an increasing hassle...
    10-29-2015 12:58 PM
  4. mportuesisf's Avatar
    The only thing I would consider root for is to get additiional monitoring from GSAM Battery Monitor Pro. But rooting disables Android Pay, so it's not worth it to me.
    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    10-29-2015 11:09 PM
  5. pseudoware's Avatar
    Me neither. I was a flashin' fool. Now in recovery, no pun intended.
    Jonneh likes this.
    10-30-2015 04:35 PM
  6. Pre-dawn raid's Avatar
    Me neither. I was a flashin' fool. Now in recovery, no pun intended.
    Haha, i c what u did there. I agree with the majority on this one... rooting just isn't worth the hassle with the frequent updates and all. I just don't see that it adds anything to the Android experience. I unlocked and rooted my Nexus 4 but will just stick with out of the box on this one.
    10-31-2015 12:10 PM
  7. marc539's Avatar
    Yea I see more and more people rooting because they're just so used to doing it with every phone in past. It's like an addiction, a friend of mine that's all he was thinking of waiting on phone delivery... Couldn't provide a real good reason for doing it. Unless you have the skills to really change things as developer there's no real point other than changing the look of it. To each their own though, whatever makes you happy.
    11-06-2015 03:01 AM
  8. mth785's Avatar
    I seem to only root non nexus phones so I don't buy them anymore.
    11-09-2015 07:54 AM
  9. anon(78550)'s Avatar
    How do I root? I have adb all ready to go, but I am nervous. do you have a guide on how to do it. If I root does it wipe my device?
    11-13-2015 12:54 AM
  10. benhaube's Avatar
    I stopped rooting my phones a while ago. Also, the monthly updates would be a pain with root.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-14-2015 07:49 AM
  11. restoration85's Avatar
    Haven't felt a need since my htc hero. And even then it was only done to get rid of that awful old sense ui.
    11-16-2015 11:32 AM
  12. JackInTheDust's Avatar
    I've rooted every phone I've owned until now. But with the Nexus 5x and Android 6, I see no reason to root. Well, Adaway would be nice, but Firefox and Ublock Origin takes care of ads nicely. I just wish Firefox would allow for larger text on mobile sites for old folks like me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-27-2015 02:27 PM

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