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  1. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I'll have to google it. Thanks. Even with jail breaking are customization possibilities limited?
    There are themes and other things you can do.

    This is actually off topic for this forum. iMore isn't a very busy forum to talk about this but MacRumors has a jailbreaking forum and lots of people there.
    rong21 likes this.
    02-10-2015 01:46 PM
  2. rong21's Avatar
    There are themes and other things you can do.

    This is actually off topic for this forum. iMore isn't a very busy forum to talk about this but MacRumors has a jailbreaking forum and lots of people there.
    Thanks. You are correct. Will go over there and research
    02-10-2015 01:52 PM
  3. bgapfire's Avatar
    I really don't get the point of rooting unless you really like to tinker with the your phone. But beyond that I don't see the point. If you want to root for just the cutomization then think about trying one of those really expensive launchers like next launcher or tsf. You can avoid the pain of rooting and flashing roms and screwing up your phone. If you don't have the dough for the launchers be sure to sign up of Google rewards. ...I'm upto $6 on Google play credit after a month and a half. But more power to you and all the other people who decide to root.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    Rooting is definitely not for everyone. I have the Note 4 and Nexus 6. I won't root the Note but my Nexus stays on Chroma. All it does is add options to stock Android you wish were there from the start. I can turn off the notification banners, include a battery indicator, move the clock around, separate my ringtone from my notifications, added double tap to wake, and activated the notification light. For the Nexus, it was well worth it.
    02-10-2015 02:53 PM
  4. Max Nix's Avatar
    I too tired of rooting. I have personally seen no need foot it on my Note 4.
    02-10-2015 04:13 PM
  5. rong21's Avatar
    It's not necessarily about tinkering and you certainly don't have to flash a custom ROM. Many root just to obtain full administrator access to the device to be able to make a few simple changes you otherwise wouldn't be able to do. One that has been mentioned a few times here is ad blocking via a custom hosts file. In order to do that you need the proper permissions (write/modify) to that system file, which root access provides. Another one I mentioned previously is re-enabling infinite scrolling of home screens and app drawer, which is also just simply modifying a system file. Again same thing if you wish to kill the OTA updater (although there's a non-root method now for the Note 4. See my previous post). So root access just gives you more options if you want/need them.
    I completely understand.
    02-10-2015 07:25 PM
  6. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    Exactly. Rooting is nice is you know and want the benefits it brings. I wanted unlimited tethering, spotify in tablet mode (play any song and not just shuffle in unpaid version), no ads, ability to lock apps, volume up button as a torch when the screen is locked (pretty handy) and generally overall admin access. There're so many tweaks. Without knowing or desiring the benefits it's really not worth the time, effort and the risk.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-11-2015 06:48 AM
  7. FishenFool's Avatar
    Another main reason for me to root is Titanium Backup. I have scheduled backups and keep 2 copies of every app. This way if an update ever borks an app I have a way to recover a usable copy. Don't even mention Helium as an option because I've had way too many times when it refused to restore a backup to rely on it. There are also some 'Kill Application' actions I use in AutomateIt Pro that need root to work. The Screen Off Plug in in AutomateIt Pro needs root also.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    02-11-2015 06:49 AM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I rooted my Note 4 just now to enable adaway. Easiest thing I have done. I think it's even easier then jailbreaking an iPhone.
    02-18-2015 09:08 PM
  9. Dan Else Mayuga's Avatar
    It is if you really needed it to be rooted. I rooted my Lenovo Yoga 2 1050L for just two reasons. 1 - To use the external SD card for installed games. 2- To use my DS3 controller to play games via bluetooth. Just that and Im really happy with it.
    09-12-2015 11:26 AM
  10. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    I really don't see the point of rooting. I like my N4 as it is without root. It does everything i want.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-14-2015 11:46 AM
  11. nahoku's Avatar
    is rooting worth it
    "Yes, it is."
    "No it's not!"
    "Yes... it really is."
    "No, honestly, you shouldn't do it!"
    "Why not?"
    "Do you like bricks?"
    "Bricks? What do bricks have to do with it? I'm confused!"
    "Well, imagine if the root doesn't go right. You get a brick."
    "What the heck are you talking about?"
    "Brick... you know... "brick"... brick your phone!"
    "Oh, that brick! Oh, ok, I guess I won't root then."
    "Why not? Go for it!"
    "Huh? You were just saying not to root!"
    "So what, you're gonna listen to me?"


    I'm bored!
    09-14-2015 06:30 PM
  12. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    "Yes, it is."
    "No it's not!"
    "Yes... it really is."
    "No, honestly, you shouldn't do it!"
    "Why not?"
    "Do you like bricks?"
    "Bricks? What do bricks have to do with it? I'm confused!"
    "Well, imagine if the root doesn't go right. You get a brick."
    "What the heck are you talking about?"
    "Brick... you know... "brick"... brick your phone!"
    "Oh, that brick! Oh, ok, I guess I won't root then."
    "Why not? Go for it!"
    "Huh? You were just saying not to root!"
    "So what, you're gonna listen to me?"


    I'm bored!
    This applies to sooooo many topics.
    nahoku and muzzy996 like this.
    09-14-2015 07:05 PM
  13. muzzy996's Avatar
    Wow, thread archaeology... Love it.

    Hmm, I see that I answered back in February.... Has 6 months changed my opinion? Nope. Still can't live without it.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-15-2015 12:30 AM
  14. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    Wow, thread archaeology... Love it.

    Hmm, I see that I answered back in February.... Has 6 months changed my opinion? Nope. Still can't live without it.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    No root for me ;-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-16-2015 02:28 PM
  15. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Has 6 months changed my opinion? Nope. Still can't live without it.
    Ditto.
    09-16-2015 09:56 PM
  16. pontiac005's Avatar
    I have rooted a couple phones to enable adaway, fast GPS and adblock plus. Also to enhance Greenify. I have had the N4 almost 2 weeks and still debating on rooting it. Don't really feel the need to right now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-30-2015 08:20 PM
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