To root or not to Root?


To Root or not to Root?

  1. Of course I will root it! (Please explain why)

  2. I won't root it, the risks outweigh the benefits (Please explain why)

  1. Stanciu.Sorin
    Honeycomb May 18, 2014

  2. Khaos
    Froyo May 18, 2014

    Khaos , May 18, 2014 :
    I might root it in the future but not right away, haven't really tried CM so I'll test it for a few months or so and decide if I need to root it or not.

  3. thesprout
    Gingerbread May 18, 2014

    thesprout , May 18, 2014 :
    Yeah, there are apps I use every day that require root.

    If that wasn't the case then I probably wouldn't bother rooting straight away.

  4. islam_1at
    Cupcake May 18, 2014

  5. shinyatanaka
    Honeycomb May 18, 2014

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  6. Julian
    Gingerbread May 18, 2014

  7. So_ony
    Community Veteran May 18, 2014

    So_ony , May 18, 2014 :
    root is the best thing you can do to an android phone :) full access to the system for modding ;.)

  8. kallekula33
    Lollipop May 18, 2014

  9. xblackbytesx
    Froyo May 18, 2014

    xblackbytesx , May 18, 2014 :
    One word: TitaniumBackup.
    Also most of the power user apps require a rooted system.
    - Nova Launcher (some features)
    - CF. Lumen

    Not to mention having access to the full filesystem with apps like Root Explorer.

  10. Deactivated User
    May 18, 2014

  11. derjonathan
    Gingerbread May 18, 2014

    derjonathan , May 18, 2014 :
    I'm currently using a rooted N4. The features and apps you get were cool in the beginning. Later on, I did'nt find myself using the root-apps anymore... also a friend of mine was able to crack into my device over the recovery :D

  12. cmaixen
    Cupcake May 18, 2014

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  13. ali_albrahim
    Donut May 18, 2014

    ali_albrahim , May 18, 2014 :
    Cyanogenmod doesn't need to be rooted, in my opinion!

  14. ktz69
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 18, 2014

  15. ibosim
    Honeycomb May 18, 2014

  16. ebewo
    Eclair May 18, 2014

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  17. Oscar Portillo
    Donut May 18, 2014

    Oscar Portillo , May 18, 2014 :
    I'm definitely rooting. Partly it's just a matter of course for me. I've rooted every android device I've owned so far.

    There are some things I'd like control over though, that I can only get through rooting.

    For instance, this device is so large, I'm certain I'll want to mess with the DPI settings a bit in order to find a sweet spot for myself; per app DPI is also a good option for some apps like Flipboard and some others that just look and behave better on a large phone when they're 'tricked' into their tab interface.

    Also I prefer PIE navigation to either capacitive buttons or a nav bar as a rule.

    There's some other things I like about rooting. So yes definitely rooting.

  18. Chillur
    Cupcake May 18, 2014

  19. Arcemboldo
    Froyo May 18, 2014

  20. navghuman99
    Gingerbread May 18, 2014