1. Hot Shyt's Avatar
    Just got my S4 (literally about 20 minutes ago) and I'm about to start playing w/ it but have some questions about rooting.


    Rooting doesnt change the OS, right? So Air view and air gesture and all that will still be available?

    Also does it erase whats already on the phone? Will I need to download the apps again and re-enter my contacts?

    thanks for any info
    05-30-2013 07:44 PM
  2. hazedabeast's Avatar
    It doesnt change os and it doesnt even remove any setting if u did it right

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    05-30-2013 07:45 PM
  3. friedtators's Avatar
    Rooting is done to prepare for a new rom which you may want to learn more about and depending on the rom used you may lose touchwiz
    05-30-2013 07:47 PM
  4. Hot Shyt's Avatar
    It doesnt change os and it doesnt even remove any setting if u did it right

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    thanks for the quick response.


    I dont even care to root but I want to get rid of a bunch of these pre-loaded apps... and my friend has a few paid apps he said he would give me when I'm rooted
    05-30-2013 07:58 PM
  5. Hot Shyt's Avatar
    Rooting is done to prepare for a new rom which you may want to learn more about and depending on the rom used you may lose touchwiz
    what is touchwiz?
    05-30-2013 08:13 PM
  6. friedtators's Avatar
    Software Samsung installs to enhance android
    05-30-2013 09:47 PM
  7. bespinct's Avatar
    Just got my S4 (literally about 20 minutes ago) and I'm about to start playing w/ it but have some questions about rooting.


    Rooting doesnt change the OS, right? So Air view and air gesture and all that will still be available?

    Also does it erase whats already on the phone? Will I need to download the apps again and re-enter my contacts?

    thanks for any info
    Out of curiosity, why are you looking to root your device?

    If you haven't done it already, let your contacts sync with Google. Afterwards you will never have to worry about losing your contacts. At least not while using Android devices.

    Steve

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    05-30-2013 09:58 PM
  8. Hot Shyt's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, why are you looking to root your device?

    If you haven't done it already, let your contacts sync with Google. Afterwards you will never have to worry about losing your contacts. At least not while using Android devices.

    Steve

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    Mainly just to get rid of the excess apps
    05-31-2013 07:59 AM

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