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Thread: To root, or not to root

  1. Junior Droid
    pmbasehore's Avatar
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    Droid Razr M

    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?

    Droid Razr M, currently stock and rooted

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  2. Junior Droid
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    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...

    - michael
    Last edited by slsmag; 11-09-2012 at 02:37 PM.


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