1. Tim Bell1's Avatar
    I see so many posts from people who root their phone. What are the benefits to a rooted phone? What are the drawbacks?
    10-28-2016 07:18 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    For me drawbacks are usually more issues with the phone. Seems like I was always making adjustments to make things work and the phone would get sluggish here and there. That's been my experience so I don't do it anymore. Not to mention the PITA it is if your phone needs service, have to get it back to factory which can be hard to do, and impossible of the screen won't come on causing warranty issues. So depends on the individual, some love the freedom and don't mind the extra work customizing the phone. It's an individual choice
    10-28-2016 07:25 PM
  3. hhmm's Avatar
    this depends on the user's needs and how to use it.
    for me definitely yes :]
    10-28-2016 10:09 PM
  4. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I have rooted my Edge...on 2 separate occasions. It was sluggish (which I was able to tweak and correct for the most part) and a battery hog (which I was not able to overcome). These are issues that plenty of others have reported for the only root option for this particular phone. The kernel used is intended for debugging, and so it isn't optimized for the end user (battery life, etc.). I would advise against rooting the S7E. It just wasn't worth it.
    10-28-2016 10:52 PM
  5. Fit24's Avatar
    I see so many posts from people who root their phone. What are the benefits to a rooted phone? What are the drawbacks?
    IMO it depends on the level of customization you want and your technical ability. Rooting allows you to access everything in the OS and the ability to change it all. Rooting also voids your warranty.

    Everything you need to know about rooting your Android | Android Central
    10-28-2016 11:01 PM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    The problem with the US version of the S7/Edge is that it has a locked bootloader. Though you can root the phone to do some things, you can't use any custom ROMS on these phones at all.

    I rooted my S7 Edge over the summer and ended up going back to stock after a week because there was just too much lag. The root method was a mess although it was the easiest thing in the world to do. Trying all the suggestions that others made to try and get rid of the lag never worked for me.

    I have a Note 5, Note 4 and a Note Edge rooted mostly so that I can run Adaway which blocks ads in all apps and anywhere else on the phone. The same thing can be done without rooting by using an app called Adguard or a newer app called DNS66. Both of these can be found in alternative app Repo called F-Droid which can be found in a Google search and F-Droid needs to be side loaded as does Adguard and DNS66.

    Rooting the S7 and S7 Edge will not void your warranty because it will not trip Knox counter.

    Also, the unlocked versions sold here in the US also have locked bootloaders.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    10-29-2016 01:48 AM
  7. hhmm's Avatar
    Why many guys don't advise rooting S7!! does this with all android devices or just with s7?
    10-29-2016 09:32 AM
  8. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Why many guys don't advise rooting S7!! does this with all android devices or just with s7?
    Just the S7/S7E as a general answer. The only root method leads to lag and bad battery drain.
    10-29-2016 12:31 PM
  9. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Just the S7/S7E as a general answer. The only root method leads to lag and bad battery drain.
    This is true. I have two S7 Edge phones. I rooted both at the same time. I restored one after just one day because of the battery drain and lag. The other I gave a full week to see if I could tweak the settings to fix the problems but there is no fix. I restored that second phone to stock after the full week was over.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    10-29-2016 12:36 PM
  10. patcal's Avatar
    I have been rooted since I got the phone. I have been able to solve (with others help) the problems with rooting this phone.
    10-29-2016 03:00 PM
  11. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I had enough with jail breaking my iPhones to open them up to their true potential.

    I've personally no need to root as the customisation on this thing for me is off the chart.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    10-29-2016 03:29 PM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    So far the only thing annoying me about the unrooted S7 Edge is the loss of ability of macro apps to toggle mobile data. But it's not enough to compare to the hassle of updating official software every time since rooting blocks OTA.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    10-29-2016 06:08 PM
  13. Milt K's Avatar
    Nope. I use Samsung Pay all the time for the promotions

    Although I do wish I had root just for non-provisioned wifi-tethering off my Verizon UDP...customizing my phone with xposed mods isn't a big deal to me anymore.
    10-29-2016 08:31 PM
  14. mariusfilip's Avatar
    The only drawback for me would be losing the warranty
    11-07-2016 09:20 PM
  15. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    The only drawback for me would be losing the warranty
    Read my post above. If you have the US version, it does not void the warranty because you can not load any custom ROMS onto the phone due to the locked bootloader. It will not trip the knox counter.
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    11-07-2016 09:22 PM
  16. mariusfilip's Avatar
    i'm from Europe ,using Exynos ,sorry, i didn't read the op's name
    i think i found a plausible reason not to root the phone, if the op has a device tied to carrier that will allow beta testing for Nougat.
    The LG G3 was the last phone i had rooted, since then i had almost all flagships and decided to spend less time tinkering, but i'd use root just for Xposed, flashing ROMs was a time consuming thing for me, i remember back when i had the Nexus 4 and 5, there were days when i spent all the time flashing and modding, luckily for me,i work only during the weekend, and had a lot of time on my hands. I still have a lot of free time, but sometime it get's exhausting flashing ROMs, dealing with bugs and so on.
    Finally,the answer for the OP would have been yes until a few days ago, when the Nougat Beta was announced.
    Can't wait for the 9-th of october.....yes....i still have the virus that's why i like android, i think the only medicine for flashaholics is MARRIAGE or better...KIDS- LOL- ,but as i've seen on XDA, not even these aren't stoping parents ,even grandparents to flash a ROM (just kidding).
    11-07-2016 10:19 PM
  17. Roman Akert's Avatar
    11-08-2016 02:49 AM
  18. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I've not felt the need to root my s7 edge so far.
    11-13-2016 06:38 AM
  19. Roman Akert's Avatar
    Perhaps you don't know what the benefit of rooting phone, for example, i get the potential of the phone device after root Samsung s6, it have optimized and saved the phone space by clean the junk files , in addition to it , it can improve the battery life,
    I have better battery life than most (all?) rooted users. Spent a lot of time over at XDA.

    Do you get 8.5 to 9 hours of SOT with 2 days on battery average? 😆

    Rooting is for kids that feel the need to constantly play with their phone.

    Me, I just want something that works and works well.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    11-14-2016 02:58 AM
  20. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Plenty of knowledge from jail breaking and rooting.

    I agree with the other member that the phone does what I need it to and is a sokid go to daily driver.
    11-14-2016 03:03 AM
  21. tadpoles's Avatar
    I don't see any reason to root right now. My s7e does what I want w/out root.
    11-15-2016 12:33 PM
  22. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I've gone back and forth but have never rooted any Android device. I used to Jailbreak my iPhones but there really isn't much I feel like I want to do but can't with a stock Android. The iPhone is so locked down that I feel like you have to JB it to make it worth using.

    I don't see any reason to root right now. My s7e does what I want w/out root.
    Is that Santigold in your avatar? I dig her.
    11-15-2016 03:39 PM
  23. tadpoles's Avatar
    I've gone back and forth but have never rooted any Android device. I used to Jailbreak my iPhones but there really isn't much I feel like I want to do but can't with a stock Android. The iPhone is so locked down that I feel like you have to JB it to make it worth using.



    Is that Santigold in your avatar? I dig her.
    Yeahp. She's one of my favorites.
    11-15-2016 04:21 PM
  24. jejb's Avatar
    I agree with most here, I will not be rooting my S7E. That's a first for me in a long time. Coming off a Nexus 6P, which is basically made to be rooted. But the phones just don't need rooting these days like they have in the past. I use the "Block This!" app for blocking ads, which was always my number one reason to root. It works great. I do miss a few of the things that rooting can bring, like double tapping the face of the phone to wake it up, being able to do things like long pressing the power button to turn on the flashlight, etc. But I can live w/o those to stay stock and not have the hassle of un-rooting for updates.

    I do miss being able to use Titanium Backup, though.
    11-27-2016 06:15 AM
  25. Talderon's Avatar
    I used to be heavy into rooting and custom ROM's and all that. Now, I only root to remove the Bloatware and have the capabilities of doing a backup/restore of apps/data that you can't get without Root. Otherwise, no real reason anymore unless you have an older phone that you want a more current OS on which may not be supported anymore.
    11-27-2016 10:24 AM

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