Rooted a phone. Any suggestions on what else to do with it?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by Harsky, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    I really wanted to get more Streetpass Miis so I went ahead and found a guide to root my phone and install the APK that allows more Miis from around the world to be added.

    Now I'm wondering what else should I do with a rooted phone. I heard there was meant to be a really good adblocker that's only available for rooted devices. Also, is it possible to use an OTG cable on a rooted phone to play MKVs from a USB stick?
     
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    Titanium backup, backup all of your apps and uninstall or freeze ones you don't use/bloatware (be careful you don't uninstall something vital)

    Xposed Framework and browse through all of the modules available for it

    If your phone doesn't natively support USB OTG, pick up an OTG cable, install StickMount and have fun

    Greenify and Wakelock Detector to find rogue apps that have a lot of cpu wakelocks, could help battery life a little bit if there's something in there that's really bad.
     
  3. gman666

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    Make your phone into a free wireless access point... Unless you have a strict data plan. Install custom roms like cyanogen. Also, cpu overvolting/undervolting and overclocking (gpu overclocks as well). Alot of other stuff like kernels, development, and more can be done with a rooted device.
     
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  5. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    Install a custom rom, i recommend AOKP or SOKP

    Also you need to install ether TWRP or CMW recovery and make a back up in case something fucks up.
     
  6. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I do have another newbie question. If Sony ever decides to release a new firmware that brings the phone to the next version of Android, does this mean the root will disappear or is it a case of, "do it once, have it forever?"
     
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    Install a custom recovery, then a custom rom. And maybe a custom kernel. What's your phone?

    After that, I personally just install Greenify to block those damn facebook wakelocks and install BetterBatteryStats (free on xda, paid on Play Store but well worth the price) to monitor the battery drains.

    Xposed Framework is also good.


    I suggest you visit the corresponding sub-forum on xda. Great place.
     
  8. WatchGintama

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    Install viper4android. Trust me, it makes your music sound 100x better if you use the right settings.
     
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    I always wanted to install that one. I used it a little bit when I had a stock rom but never with CM since I install a custom kernel that includes sound enhancements.

    I'll give it a try right now.
     
  10. air2004

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    I paid for xposed , and could never get it work ( not saying it doesn't ) but I may have to give it another try , the s4 kitkay update fucked up my phone on sprint , while I seem to have fixed my problem ( no thanks to sprint , but I did post on their forum ) I can no longer choose a roaming option .
     
  11. Harsky
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    Using Xperia Z.
     
  12. natkoden

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    wat

    what are you doing with an unrooted phone then? Install a custom rom NAO
     
  13. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    At first I was a little paranoid that I might wreck it and not to mention that the guide to rooting it was super long before I discovered Towelroot. Also, I am still a newbie when it comes to bootloaders and custom roms. I've also stuck with stock Xperia Z because it does everything I want it to do for the moment.
     
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    I ignore the particular features of the stock rom, but a rooted and debloated phone will be much faster. Check xda and browse the different roms.

    It's well worth it.
     
  15. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    Thanks but I was just wondering if I ever decide to update my phone to a new firmware, will it unroot my phone?
     
  16. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

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    can anyone tell me where i can get a stable custom rom for my Samsung Galaxy ace 2 X(GT-S7560M)?
    been trying to find one for a while
    just tried towelroot and my phone just restarts with no root, like it crashes or something
     
  17. natkoden

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    Most likely it wont.
     
  18. Joe88

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    Ota updates will most likely not even work, they usually check for modifications to the system rom and stock bootloader and recovery
    But ota updates will erase root and put recovery back to stock
     
  19. natkoden

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    you sure? that's not the case with the S3, guess it's the same in all samsung devices
     
  20. cracker

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    SuperSU (if it wasn't installed by the root method you used)
    A root capable file manager. Root Explorer is my personal choice but ES File Explorer is great too.
    CheatDroid and/or Game Hacker if you want to cheat
    Boot Box if you want to change your boot animation

    Advanced
    AntTek App Manager/Explorer

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