1. poopie35's Avatar
    i have a couple of questions, what are the pros and cons for rooting!?! i have a sprint galaxy s3, would you u or wouldn't u, and as far as rooting is it hard to do?
    11-05-2012 04:13 PM
  2. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Cons...

    1. Getting OTA Updates are a pain.
    2. Returning to stock before taking phone into Sprint.

    Pros...

    1. Nandroid Backups
    2. Themes
    3. MODs
    4. WiFi Tether
    5. More control over how your phone looks and runs.
    6. ROM's

    Roms or Stock???

    Some of the benefits of custom ROMs are:

    1. They get updated more often and are usually more up to date than stock.
    2. Improved performance and efficiency
    3. Improved Battery life
    4. Removal of bloatware
    5. Custom themes and user interfaces
    6. They're just plain cool !

    Some drawbacks of custom ROMs are:

    1. Installing custom ROMs generally involves having to perform a clean wipe. So be sure to back up often (Titanium Backup, My backup Pro to name a few) and NEVER forget your Nandroid (CWM Recovery Back up)
    2. Custom ROMs may have bugs that cause your device to have issues
    3. Voids the Manufacturer Warranty (just like rooting)! (You can always go back to stock unrooted state prior to turning phone in for warranty work)
    11-05-2012 04:28 PM
  3. mobdad's Avatar
    Do it! The OTA updates are always available through a rooted Rom zip file (and sooner than waiting for the Sprint OTA) and the chances that you will ever have to take your phone back to Sprint are greater than 100 to 1. On the plus side, it is simple to do and you can customize your phone just the way you want it and there are tons of good developers and ROMs available. It really is a no-brainer.
    11-05-2012 05:27 PM
  4. poopie35's Avatar
    ok sounds cool , but how do you root a phone
    11-05-2012 10:39 PM
  5. Skunkape60's Avatar
    ok sounds cool , but how do you root a phone
    How to root your Sprint galaxy s3
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=203615
    11-06-2012 12:17 AM
  6. macmov's Avatar
    I got my GS3 last week. Had it for a total of 90 minutes before root. Maybe that will answer your question.
    11-07-2012 05:19 PM
  7. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Also you can block ads

    From my amazing samsung galaxy s3 running cyanogen mod 10 and android version 4.1.2

    Designed for humans and not for isheep
    11-08-2012 09:50 AM

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