1. Linkchomp's Avatar
    It's already vanilla android, so there's no need to use a ROM. The hotspot is free, no Sprint fee required. It's already super quick thanks to being bloat free, so why root it? Will it improve the signal or anything?

    Only reason I saw was for an app to force it to connect to a stronger signal if in a low signal area.
    07-02-2011 06:57 AM
  2. Shabbypenguin's Avatar
    so you can use apps like titanium backup, setcpu, and various other root needing apps.
    07-02-2011 08:21 AM
  3. Linkchomp's Avatar
    Other than titan backup, why would you need to do so? Even if I used titan on my NS4G, wouldn't I need to root my future device to get my data?
    07-02-2011 12:09 PM
  4. Johnbibbs's Avatar
    It's already vanilla android, so there's no need to use a ROM. The hotspot is free, no Sprint fee required. It's already super quick thanks to being bloat free, so why root it? Will it improve the signal or anything?

    Only reason I saw was for an app to force it to connect to a stronger signal if in a low signal area.
    Lots of apps require root.

    I'm on vacation and I'm using Roam Control now. I use refrsh daily to reboot my phone before I wake up.

    Loads of uses.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G
    07-02-2011 12:22 PM
  5. Linkchomp's Avatar
    Interesting. I heard about the reboot one and what does roam control do?
    07-02-2011 12:54 PM
  6. Johnbibbs's Avatar
    Interesting. I heard about the reboot one and what does roam control do?
    It forces your phone to roam. I'm in the Outer Banks and Sprint coverage isn't great so I'm forcing NY phone over to Verizon.

    -John
    Sent from somewhere using something.
    07-02-2011 02:46 PM
  7. gabbott's Avatar
    Some people like to use custom kernels for things like potential better battery life, over/underclocking, voodoo sound support....

    voodoo sound was the reason I ended up rooting mine:

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/voodoo-c...doo.controlapp
    07-02-2011 02:56 PM
  8. digitalslacker's Avatar
    It's already vanilla android, so there's no need to use a ROM. The hotspot is free, no Sprint fee required. It's already super quick thanks to being bloat free, so why root it? Will it improve the signal or anything?

    Only reason I saw was for an app to force it to connect to a stronger signal if in a low signal area.
    Even though the NS4G is stock Android some still like to put custom roms on it. In my case I prefer CM7 over stock just because of the additional tweaks that are possible. There are also other roms out there for the NS4G that look nothing like stock, MIUI for instance and some prefer those.
    07-04-2011 07:00 PM
  9. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    You can flash a sense rom, miui, and CyanogenMod which is heavily modified vanilla Android that is. A LOT better than stock.
    Voodoo sound control/super amoled control to improve sound and customly tone your screen vividness and colors.
    Kernels to undervolt, under clock, over clock too 1.4ghz, which makes 24hr battery life possible if you're smart (I get 18hrs average with moderate/common use).
    Nandroid backups of your full system.

    Besides tons of root apps, just search root apps in the market, it keeps your phone fun and interesting.

    In other words, if you think you can handle it. Do it.



    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    07-05-2011 02:36 AM
  10. Linkchomp's Avatar
    :P I think I'm going to since breaking the Pre and customizing to high end was awesome.

    I assume the Voodoo sound control can increase the volume of the phone?

    Can the Z4 root still be useable to root a NS4G or is the semi-one step process here on these boards good enough?
    07-05-2011 01:18 PM
  11. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Z4 only works on non bootloader locked froyo phones.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    07-05-2011 07:18 PM
  12. digitalslacker's Avatar
    I tried to go back to stock after running cm7 since getting the NS4G...yeah that lasted about 3 hrs...
    stock is SLOW...CM7 even at stock speeds is so much snappier.
    07-05-2011 08:48 PM
  13. Linkchomp's Avatar
    I'm going to try and root later on. Is the NS4G easy to root? Where do I even start?
    07-05-2011 10:03 PM
  14. gabbott's Avatar
    I'm going to try and root later on. Is the NS4G easy to root? Where do I even start?
    It is pretty easy to unlock and root, have a read here:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/spri...-recovery.html
    07-05-2011 10:08 PM
  15. Shabbypenguin's Avatar
    i make a nice easy tool for everyone and no one uses it....

    the one click is designed to get you rooted, if i have the spare time ill work on adding in busybox as well as making cwm stick, but between the 2 roms i maintain.. the battery tweak for the ns4g... spare time doesnt come easy ;P
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    07-05-2011 11:39 PM
  16. Linkchomp's Avatar
    Your guide is one of the ones I'm looking at lol.
    07-08-2011 02:39 AM
  17. bamhm182's Avatar
    I'm going to go with root-only/root-improved apps. They're nice. You can also highly customize the OS, which brings a lot of neat things. Overall, I think it's not like the iOS, where I refuse to use it unjailbroken, but it does add a bit of "oooooh" to it.
    07-11-2011 09:01 AM
  18. nmoreman's Avatar
    Shabby,
    I used it twice and have highly recommended it to others on various forums. I know I had a fit the first time with drivers, files in wrong places, etc.,, and just used the other day for my daughter. So I appreciate it and know you are busy.
    And having come from the Epic and your roms/programs, I won't use other roms without the highly respected names, such as yours, that offers fully running programs when published with support!! Still have two Epics on ACS
    07-18-2011 01:29 PM
  19. 1joejoe's Avatar
    i make a nice easy tool for everyone and no one uses it....

    the one click is designed to get you rooted, if i have the spare time ill work on adding in busybox as well as making cwm stick, but between the 2 roms i maintain.. the battery tweak for the ns4g... spare time doesnt come easy ;P
    I used it. Love it and will donate once I figure out where or how.

    BTW: What roms do you maintain and battery tweaks? I'm brand new to android and am greener than the color itself. Came from a Palm Pre that was regretfully dying. Hope to get back there "IF" HP ever gets it together. Until then..........
    07-18-2011 04:26 PM
  20. popularbelief's Avatar
    Unlocked bootloader. Rooted. Flashed recovery. Flashed MIUI. Best phone EVER.
    07-20-2011 10:28 AM
  21. gramamoose's Avatar
    Won't rooting allow tethering of 4G vs just the 3G, which is free THANK YOU SPRINT!,???
    Also, capturing screen shots???
    Those are the only two reasons why I am considering rooting my phone. Otherwise, I am enjoying stock vanilla!!!
    07-20-2011 12:03 PM
  22. gramamoose's Avatar
    Okay, I'm rooted!
    Now what???
    Downloaded Screen Shot It. Have to say it is a really nice app!
    Other than that, I haven't seen anything. Although that was worth it. . .
    Also, that everything was erased kind of sucked but I think I have everything back to the way it was before!

    Oh, any one have any recommendations for 4G tethering???
    07-21-2011 11:54 AM
  23. 64fairlane's Avatar
    Okay, I'm rooted!
    Now what???
    Downloaded Screen Shot It. Have to say it is a really nice app!
    Other than that, I haven't seen anything. Although that was worth it. . .
    Also, that everything was erased kind of sucked but I think I have everything back to the way it was before!

    Oh, any one have any recommendations for 4G tethering???
    Wireless tether for root works good for tethering 4G.

    Titanium backup so you don't have to manually restore all your apps if you decide to change roms.
    gramamoose likes this.
    07-21-2011 12:26 PM
  24. Shabbypenguin's Avatar
    I used it. Love it and will donate once I figure out where or how.

    BTW: What roms do you maintain and battery tweaks? I'm brand new to android and am greener than the color itself. Came from a Palm Pre that was regretfully dying. Hope to get back there "IF" HP ever gets it together. Until then..........
    actually for the ns4g i dont do any roms (how could i compete with the likes of cm and miui :P)

    but adamg is an acs member and he does oxygen rom, dreamsforgotten just put out his very first rom and im helping him with it. for my own roms i try to focus on the prepaid community, as they dont get a lot of the attention that the big phones carry so its nice to give them a hand .

    as for the battery tweak you can find it in the acs updater app or on xda/acs forums
    07-21-2011 12:51 PM
  25. xblitz44x's Avatar
    Okay, I'm rooted!
    Now what???
    Downloaded Screen Shot It. Have to say it is a really nice app!
    Other than that, I haven't seen anything. Although that was worth it. . .
    Also, that everything was erased kind of sucked but I think I have everything back to the way it was before!

    Oh, any one have any recommendations for 4G tethering???
    I'd grab Setcpu to underclock when the screen is off and/or battery is low. Most phones I rooted for free wireless tether, but this phone is more out of boredom and to see how far I can stretch the battery

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    07-22-2011 09:04 PM
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