1. Zergslayer69's Avatar
    I know the first thing people will do is delete the carrier bloat crap. But for those that won't be messing with custom roms, why else would you root? Or I should make it more specific, why give up the ability to receive ota updates?

    Edit: I'm new to the whole root thing, currently have a rooted note 2 and can't update firmware anymore and no easy way to reset settings, unlike how iPhones have one click restore and viola.
    09-30-2013 11:44 PM
  2. arav24's Avatar
    to be able to use rooted apps, to be able to backup my device completely are the advantages of rooting other than flashing custom ROMs,custom kernels etc. As far as I know root doesn't stop ota updates but installing a custom recovery does. Actually its pretty easy to unroot. All u need to do is to flash a stock firmware and ur done. Hope I helped

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    10-01-2013 12:09 AM
  3. chazglenn3's Avatar
    So I can use Titanium Backup.
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    10-01-2013 12:31 AM
  4. TheMaskedMamba's Avatar
    So I can use Titanium Backup.
    +1

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    10-01-2013 04:08 AM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    I like apps that require root, adaway is one and many other extras you can do.
    10-02-2013 05:43 PM
  6. Notrega's Avatar
    Tethering

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    10-02-2013 09:18 PM
  7. thymeless's Avatar
    tethering, full Tasker power, bloatware removal, full backup, spam control, full firewall, full control of app permissions, easy path to ROM if I want.

    You don't give up OTA necessarily with root. You just delay installing it a few days until root has been restored to the new version, then update and re-root. But if you go ROM, you actually tend to get things faster as the carriers take forever to approve updates.
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    10-02-2013 09:20 PM
  8. sudbury78's Avatar
    Titanium Backup plain and simple. I am also on VZ and as stated many times the ability to add back the wifi toggle as well as continuously scrolling home and app drawers. Maybe Verizon will forget they cripple that basic feature on their phones and leave it alone.
    10-02-2013 09:57 PM
  9. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I*'m not getting one but if I did, the only reason I would root this device is to get around the Region Locking rubbish that Samsung have implemented.
    10-03-2013 09:04 AM

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