To root, or not to root
OK guys, opinion time. Should I root? Should I wait for JB? Or does it even matter anymore?
On my previous phone I rooted primarily so I could install third-party ROMS. I didn't particularly like blur, so I always put an AOSP-based ROM on my Droid X. On this phone, however, the stock ROM isn't bad at all. I could live with it.
There are a few apps I like to use that require root -- jrummy's ROM Toolbox (to change my bootlogo and bootani) and WiFi Key Recovery so I won't have to memorize random Wifi keys anymore. I don't care (yet) about my bootlogo and boot animation, since I rarely (if ever) actually reboot my phone, but I would really like to have some sort of WiFi Key Recovery app.
So, there you have it. Thoughts? Should I root? Should I wait until a JB exploit is found? Does it even matter anymore?
to root or not...
I'm in the same boat - my prior [original] Droid was rootedjust so I could get 'normal' things done.
Rooting was necessary to get any decent performance out ofthe phone and delete apps that took up precious resources.
When I first got the Razr M I was afraid that I would haveto root to get access to functionality like 'mobile hot spot'/Tethering (usingBarnacle) - but then found FoxFi which works great without having to root.
And now that I've switched to a Verizon 'share everything'plan, the native hot spot is activated and works great.
So, for now - at least until the OTA 4.1.2 update is received - I'm not going to root.
I just haven't had a need to.
As the Razr M gets older, it may be necessary to root in the future just to keep up with current apps and services, but for now, why fix what ain't broke...