1. RajaPee's Avatar
    As a total newbie to android tech, I am completely lost by many of the terms and concepts, for example, 'rooting' and 'flashing' one's phone. From what I have been able to gather, rooting apparently gives eperienced users and developers more room to manipulate or customize their handset. Is this correct? And why would a newbie like me need to root my new Galaxy S III?
    07-04-2012 06:30 AM
  2. DjGalaxyS2's Avatar
    Correct and if u have a s3 and u are a newbie then u prolly shouldn't root ur new phone...I have a s2 and I'm rooted its #Awesome tho just don't #Brick

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    07-04-2012 07:34 AM
  3. Irvgotti's Avatar
    I'd root. . Just because you have options.. u could root and leave the phone be. Or install a custom ROM and get vanilla android (no skins/custom ui) also devs will get jelly bean working for the S3 way before carriers release it. Its really easy in some cases. I once was a noob at rooting! We All were. Have to start at some point lol. But you will be fine.
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    07-04-2012 08:50 AM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Just a reminder, doesn't rooting a device void the warranty?
    07-04-2012 09:11 AM
  5. Irvgotti's Avatar
    Just a reminder, doesn't rooting a device void the warranty?
    It does. Speaking from past doings... I've sent back rooted phones with no problem. I guess of you openly tell them its rooted and it caused the problem they won't replace under warranty. But you can always go back to locked/unrooted if you need to.
    07-04-2012 10:30 AM
  6. jeffreii's Avatar
    It does. Speaking from past doings... I've sent back rooted phones with no problem. I guess of you openly tell them its rooted and it caused the problem they won't replace under warranty. But you can always go back to locked/unrooted if you need to.
    +1 - I've read several XDA threads discussing it and there does not seem to be any danger of not being able to "unroot" and return to stock/factory condition before sending it in for warranty issues.

    As a brand new Android user I totally plan to root/flash custom ROM's but I want to spend a few months (ok maybe weeks) on stock so I can better recognize the changes when I do use a custom ROM.

    I'm definitely interested in seeing the difference between my current Touchwiz experience and vanilla ICS.
    07-04-2012 10:51 AM
  7. Irvgotti's Avatar
    +1 - I've read several XDA threads discussing it and there does not seem to be any danger of not being able to "unroot" and return to stock/factory condition before sending it in for warranty issues.

    As a brand new Android user I totally plan to root/flash custom ROM's but I want to spend a few months (ok maybe weeks) on stock so I can better recognize the changes when I do use a custom ROM.

    I'm definitely interested in seeing the difference between my current Touchwiz experience and vanilla ICS.
    You will love it. I'm running stock jelly bean. I love it but its killing me lol. Custom Roms are the best.
    dmmarck likes this.
    07-04-2012 11:04 AM
  8. lpuboy87's Avatar
    I just switched over to Android and I rooted my S3 on day 1 no more ads...titanium backup..WOOOO its SIMPLE to root!
    07-04-2012 11:56 AM
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