1. srkmagnus's Avatar
    As the title says, who is rooting their S5 the minute root is achieved?

    If you are going to root, what's the main reason for doing so? Remove bloat? Access to root only Apps? ROMs?

    Also, does Knox discourage anyone from rooting their device?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-13-2014 02:15 PM
  2. Raptor007's Avatar
    If root is available I will sign on to it. I prefer the rooted experience even if I can't get around the bootloader.
    02-13-2014 08:00 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think it might matter how much crap is on the S5. If there is so much 'extra' features, and Knox playing the wonderful role it has with other devices, I may skip it, save my money and get the GPe.
    Pretty much for Xposed and the option of a better kernel.
    02-13-2014 09:38 PM
  4. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I always tend to root toward the end of the devices use for me or right until I'm about to upgrade. As much as I enjoy rooting, I do find the random side effects and broken things cumbersome for daily use. I guess I just don't have the time to fiddle with rooting if I'm to be truthful.
    02-14-2014 01:48 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    If for some reason I get the S5 (unlikely) I will definitely root as soon as possible. We saw people having issues rooting and flashing custom ROMs after the 4.3 update so I think Samsung would patch any exploits as soon as they can.
    I'll do it for A) Nandroid backups and B) Custom ROMs since I don't expect them to have improved TW

    Sent from my XT1056 using the Android Central App
    02-14-2014 05:52 PM

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