Can someone tell me some true benefits/why you like rooting?

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  1. chris888222

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    Yeah, once I get my iPhone 4S on Labor Day, I'm going to send my GS2 to Samsung due to some battery issues.

    Once I get it back, I feel like rooting it. I'm kinda sick of Samsung not updating their devices.

    Can someone please enlighten me with some reasons why you want to root/why rooting your droid is awesome (you get my point)? :unsure:

    Thanks.
     


  2. Apache Thunder

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    My reasons:

    1. Custom roms.

    2. Wifi hotspot tethering and/or USB tethering. (built-in wifi/usb tethering if someone made a custom rom that enables it)

    3. Overclocking.

    4. Making backups. (If you have ClockWorkMod installed)

    5. Ability to uninstall bloat ware apps. (crap that your carrier preinstalls onto your phone that is not normally uninstallable). It can be uninstalled with "Titanium Backup" which also can backup apps. But that app requires root. ;)

    I'd name more, but I can't possibly remember them all. :P
     
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  3. pokefloote

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    Basically, all of the above post. There isn't any reason NOT to root your phone. Its not like It changes anything by itself.

    Without root is like buying a pc and only having access to the guest account, even though you own it.
     
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  4. Apache Thunder

    Member Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    If you do decide to root it, you can take a look at these forums which specialize in all things root related:

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2-t/

    I linked you to the "AT&T" version since I assume that's what you use since you mentioned having an iPhone.
     
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    What Apache said, plus you can also install Ad free Android, which blocks ads both on web pages and in a lot of apps.
     
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  7. Apache Thunder

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    Tee hee. XDA or AndroidForums. Which ever floats your boat. ;)

    I don't use XDA mainly because they don't have a forum section for the LG Marquee which is the phone I'm currently using. :(
     
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    Mainly to remove bloatware and install a fast rom.
     
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    Why should it matter that it doesn't update if it doesn't need to be updated anyway?
    (See: SCDSTwo)
     
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    Kind of like buying an Apple MAC. :P
     
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    That's native for any device with 2.2 or above, unless you have a branded device where the carrier's done something to it.
     
  12. Apache Thunder

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    Boost Mobile and most other prepaid carriers for example removed the built-in tethering from the OS. My custom rom puts that back. :D
     
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    Nobody NEED's to update if it works. People still do it because they want to.


    I believe CWM comes as a product of rooting in guides such as Chainfire's.
     
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    I root for the android store on a Kindle Fire. Gives me mountains of apps to choose from.
     
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    I have mine rooted for only 2 reasons: to remove bloatware, and to disable ads.

    Hater much?
    (honestly, OS X isn't that restrictive. I have no idea why people think it is)
     
  16. chris888222

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    Well, Labor Day is tomorrow! I'll definitely check out the links.
     
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    As everyone said,
    Custom roms.
    Overclocking
    Remove bloatware
    backup apps.

    To name a few. I rooted my android phone and loved all the goodies that came with it and all the crap I was able to get rid of
     
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    i don't care for root as much as i care for....CUSTOM RECOVERY :D
     
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    TorBot works on a non-rooted phone, but needs root access to enable transparent proxying. Along with overclocking your device, you can underclock it as well. Also, what everyone else already said.
     
  20. chris888222

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    I do have one question. Does rooting void warranty?
     

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