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What is more safe? Rooting the OPO or using the OPO without a case?

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Have you rooted your OPO?

  1. Yes

    65.1%
  2. No

    30.2%
  3. I don't no what rooting is

    4.7%
  1. ThijsOne+1
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014

    ThijsOne+1 , Nov 11, 2014 :
    I'am just wondering how safe rooting the Oneplus One is. I have bad experiences with rooting on other phones, but rooting is really interesting!
    Does anyone have experiences with rooting the Oneplus One and all options tips and the risks?
     

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  2. TeamValor91
    Marshmallow Community Expert Nov 11, 2014


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    Nilesh Sajnani and ThijsOne+1 like this.
  3. ThijsOne+1
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014

    ThijsOne+1 , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Would you recommend it?
     

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  4. BelowSeaLevel
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014


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  5. aditya.bhatt
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014


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    House_Maniac and ThijsOne+1 like this.
  6. TeamValor91
    Marshmallow Community Expert Nov 11, 2014

    TeamValor91 , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Depends. Do you want rooted apps and features?
     

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    r6174 and Nilesh Sajnani like this.
  7. gbajpai
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014

    gbajpai , Nov 11, 2014 :
    if done properly and if you keep in mind that you have a one of a kind device,
    both, Rooting and Using OPO without a case can be safe..

    take from my case.. using rooted phone and stopped using case about 4 days back.. though Tempered glass protection IMO is a must :)
     

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    Nilesh Sajnani likes this.
  8. gusuraman
    Global Head Moderator Nov 11, 2014


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  9. ThijsOne+1
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014

    ThijsOne+1 , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Yeah, I like features as Freedom and Adblock.
    And of course changing some cool things with Xposed
     

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    mtaylorwc likes this.
  10. gusuraman
    Global Head Moderator Nov 11, 2014

    gusuraman , Nov 11, 2014 :
    So i guess you answered by yourself;)
     

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    Nilesh Sajnani and ThijsOne+1 like this.
  11. barisuraz
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014


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  12. lnxpro
    Jelly Bean Nov 11, 2014

    lnxpro , Nov 11, 2014 :
    i have a case a coworker gave me , but the phone is so bautiful i dont want to see it on a case eve its a danger, and i will root eventually, Im just starting with my OPO
     

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    ThijsOne+1 likes this.
  13. Dushie
    Jelly Bean Nov 11, 2014

    Dushie , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Why would you use it without a case. Drop it once and you get to spend 201$ more for repairs.
     

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    ThijsOne+1 likes this.
  14. dcoulombe
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 11, 2014

    dcoulombe , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Rooting itself is not dangerous (at least, on this phone). There is some great tutorials here and on XDA.

    The danger in rooting lies in what you do after rooting. If you install pirated software (absolutely no idea if it has been tampered) or any app that shouldn't have root access, your are putting your phone and your personal information at risk.

    Every time an app ask for root, ask yourself if it's normal for that app to gain root access. If you're not sure, just don't accept.

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    About running your phone without a case, it is not dangerous. It's dropping your phone that is.

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    I'm rooted and don't have a case. I know what I'm doing and I am absolutely responsible for what happens to my phone. If I install bad software, my bad. If I drop the phone, my bad.
     

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    firewire2035 and ThijsOne+1 like this.
  15. ThijsOne+1
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2014

    ThijsOne+1 , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Wow! That is really useful information! Thanks!
     

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    DrBarnabus, mtaylorwc and dcoulombe like this.
  16. AndyPober
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 12, 2014

    AndyPober , Nov 12, 2014 :
    That's like what's more dangerous? Drunk driving or unprotected sex?
    But okay, man. It's your thread.
     

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  17. PowerLemons
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 13, 2014

    PowerLemons , Nov 13, 2014 :
    It's more like "listen carefully and you won't screw up" or "accidentally drop it once and pay $200+" in this situation in my opinion.
     

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  18. firewire2035
    KitKat Nov 13, 2014

    firewire2035 , Nov 13, 2014 :
    rooting for OPO is so well documented now, it is quite safe. given the predilection for OPO to misbehave any given minute, I would say it's much better to have the phone unlocked and rooted. This will allow you to parachute in fixing problems with ease. (backup is easier too.) Just follow two rules:
    1) follow rooting instructions carefully.
    2) do dick with apps * root if you are not sure what it is doing.
     

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