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One more thing, I have an S3 which is rooted and unlocked, and it needed it to run super smooth "with a few issues here and there, but that is the trade off by loading unregistered software to your device". Now in regards to the S4, hell this phone is smooth as butter without any rooting, yes you get a few features that you don't with a stock ROM, but again, is it worth it to crap out a brand new phone, when in the end the same phone runs like a bandit out of the box. That is one reason I waited seven months to root my S3, by that time the Devs had things a bit more under control.
There will always be a workaround. Just 2 years ago there were fears of root being phased out yet there has always been a workaround. Until the day that root is no longer possible I will have my device/s rooted.
I'm not resisting change at all, if I did I'd still have my Nexus. I'm just with the small percentage around the globe who wants full access of their device. I have alot of faith in the Android dev community and they have yet to let me down. Manufacturers are definitely making root more difficult with each iteration and update, but I believe the dev community can keep pace. Sure it may take longer to root a device than before but it certainly is possible.
Maybe there will be a day where I decide I no longer need root like how I've decided with this device so far that I don't need a ROM. The Android experience is much improved than what it used to be and out of the box the s4 is a fantastic phone which is why I pretty much kept it stock with the exception of root. TouchWiz and all the stock features are still on and useful for me. Until that day comes where I find root to be unnecessary like I do ROMs, at least for now, then I'll happily keep my rooted device even if it is using stock ROM.
So what will I do then? I can't tell you because that day hasn't come yet. I'm enjoying my phone in the now which is all that matters.
Don't forget that Verizon settled a lawsuit back in August with the FCC, which said that they would allow users to use their phones as Wi-Fi hotspots without an additional charge.
What Verizon's FCC tethering settlement means to you (FAQ) | Mobile - CNET News
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