Benefits of Rooting

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    theburgh New Member

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    What are the benefits of rooting this device?
     
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    To get rid of the unwanted apps the manufacturers package with the phone. Best of all to install fast roms with the ability to overclock your phone

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    Well I was just telling a coworker I think the benefits are removing unwanted apps, being able to use apps that require root access, and the ability to add themes and non-stock software.

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    thank you to both of you. just got the wife one and wanted to research before rooting.
     
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    What phone

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    removing unwanted apps appears to be the primary plus since there are no custom roms available for the Pro...
     
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    thanks for the help
     
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    Be aware, if you root that phone you may have a problem being able to get the latest updates from Verizon or the manufacturer. No issue with rooting the phone, that is your decision, but be aware that if you remove "stock" apps you will probably not be able to apply the latest update. Recommendation if you root...rather than removing apps just rename them and move them to your sd card. That way you can easily put the phone back to "stock" condition by returning them to their original name and return the phone back to an unrooted condition before trying to install an update. You can then go back to root.
     
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    Don't remove apps. Use titanium backup to freeze them so they don't run. It's similar to uninstalling in that they can't run and their icons don't appear in the app drawer. You can always defrost them. Don't rely on restore from backup either. Some vendor apps will not restore properly. Titanium backup costs money but their freezing feature can be done manually, although it's lots easier with TB

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    Other rooting benefits are: wireless tether, screen captures, full backups including rom. There are more i can't think of.

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    Much thanks to the droid community for providing me information about rooting the droid pro. Based on what everyone is telling me I think I will keep stock at this point.
     
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