1. dingbat005's Avatar
    So as I am spending a ton of time adding apps and personalizing the phone, I am wondering if perhaps I should install CM7 sooner than later. I am new to android (been desperately awaiting the SGII since march) and like the idea of having open control, but not sure it is really necessary with GB and Touchwiz. any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
    10-04-2011 08:06 PM
  2. Emcee's Avatar
    So as I am spending a ton of time adding apps and personalizing the phone, I am wondering if perhaps I should install CM7 sooner than later. I am new to android (been desperately awaiting the SGII since march) and like the idea of having open control, but not sure it is really necessary with GB and Touchwiz. any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
    I wouldn't yet, they're still working out the kinks. You can keep track of that at XDA.

    At least for now, I'm just fine with stock + root.
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    10-04-2011 10:13 PM
  3. dingbat005's Avatar
    Thanks... thinking on this more, let me refine my question - most of the "why root" threads are pretty old so looking for more of an update - why root this phone, given all of the advancements that the software has made on the GSII compared to a lot of other phones?
    10-05-2011 11:15 AM
  4. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The main reason to root right now would be to remove the bloat. Give it a week or two and we'll probably have CM7 nightlies (don't hold me to that as I'm just guessing).
    10-05-2011 02:08 PM
  5. Gottimafia#AC's Avatar
    I have rooted all 3 of my past android devices (HTC Inspire, HTC Thunderbolt, and LG Thrill) I ran CM7 on my Inspire for a while and it was very fast and greatly improved my battery life. I currently still own only the Thunderbolt and it is rooted and running BAMF Sense 3.0. I am a heavy phone user. It rarely goes 10 minutes at a time without me doing something with it. After having used the SGS2 for the past 4 days I can say that the battery life on it is quite awesome, and you can remove alot of the ATT bloatware yourself. That being said I think CM7 is way too "vanilla" for me. I like tons of wiidgets and flashy animations. I like to switch things up often and running different launchers without rooting seems like a great option with this phone considering how fast it is. I get people are always looking to squeeze the last bit of juice out of their devices but if you are unsure or afraid of rooting I think this is a device that you really don't need to.
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    10-05-2011 02:27 PM
  6. gaveup's Avatar
    What is meant by CM7 "nightlys"?
    Do they ever release a final version or is it always in beta?

    From what I have seen of it I like it a lot.
    10-05-2011 02:31 PM
  7. Gottimafia#AC's Avatar
    What is meant by CM7 "nightlys"?
    Do they ever release a final version or is it always in beta?

    From what I have seen of it I like it a lot.
    There's a stable build, the nightlies are constantly tweaked
    10-05-2011 02:35 PM
  8. tewest86's Avatar
    I hears that AT&T allows you to uninstall bloat without a root on 2.3. I know on the Atrix you can.
    10-05-2011 03:06 PM
  9. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The stable builds will be Release Candidates (or RC), the actual "real" version isn't done yet.
    10-05-2011 03:06 PM
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