Curiosity: Why Root the D3?

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  1. AHiLdesigns

    AHiLdesigns New Member

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    From my admittedly limited understanding, the best benefits of having root access allows for different ROMs, overclocking, and other miscellaneous custom developments (internal and cosmetic). That said, it made a ton of sense to me for people to want to get more out of preceding phones. But right now I'm looking at this badass little D3 and I'm thinking to myself: it's already blazing fast; the UI improvements are slick and attractive, and there's virtually an app for everything with the market growing every day.

    Clearly I'm not a tech guru, so please do forgive me if you find this thread as a glaring insult---I'm genuinely only looking to further my understanding of why we would want to Root the D3? Am I missing something huge?
     
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    There are 26 apps i would remove as soon as root is achieved.
     
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    The ridiculous amount of uninstallable apps has even me considering root on this one and I'm a guy who doesn't like to mess with my devices too much.
     
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    +1...too much, and I mean TOO MUCH bloat

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
     
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    To remove bloat, and I miss the extra level of access root provides you. Once you have a rooted phone, and then go to a non-rooted phone its like torture :(
     
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    Because when you spend 600 bucks or so on a device it should be yours to do with as you wish. Even when subsidized on a contract you are still paying for the device. It shouldn't be locked up and inaccessible to anyone but the carrier.
     
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    Because the phone is going to be so much faster without all of the preloaded crap constantly running. Plus root apps, backups, etc
     
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    I want to get rid of the Verizon bloatware, and having it rooted will make custom ROMs a lot easier in the future when Moto/Verizon stop supporting new Android versions on it.
     
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    For Custom roms with tons of better features
     
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    Definitely am not disagreeing with you guys... valid points on all! Thank you. I must admit that they're points I can't really apply to myself though. I'm going to think outloud on it... feel free to bust my chops as you see fit! :)

    My pragmatic side still is kind of chuckling at the idea that a product meant to deliver myriad usable apps would result in a consumer base who would rather root their phone to have apps built in than just use them as per the phones inherent composition. But I do have to agree its slightly lame to not have the ability to uninstall them.

    The most pressing argument here of interest to me is the one regarding future use---when they stop supporting the OS on the particular model you own. See, it makes a ton of sense as a general consumer that when you fork out this kind of money that you'll get a lasting product. But as we know, realistically, this really isn't the case with the phones of today. If they're not making your phone to do new tricks with each new release, you've no want to upgrade. Sad, but true. So its thoughtful in a way to root your phone for that purpose I guess... but even then you'll still eventually land yourself in the void of technology obsoletion. Its just inevitable, even if its been extended by rooting.

    The politics of ownership.... that argument is genuinely cool. But a bit boring to me personally. I really don't care about the ins and outs of contract vs cash. That's an ideal, and not even really one that could ground itself with a realist. In fact, its more giving the finger than it is actually attempting to make a change. But for me? I just want my phone to work as depicted, and as flawlessly as possible... because like I said before, obsoletion is always the end outcome with technology. There's never going to be an end-all-be-all of smart phones. Supply vs demand dictates that fact. Sobevven if we all literally owned our phones, you'd just end up storing it with your 8 tracks, atari, and polaroid cameras.

    Fun thread! Next!! Someone sell me on this please, lol

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
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    Yes but you also have to realize the speed at which these devices are upgraded, compared to how often the OS is updated.

    I've wanted about 4 phones since I got my D1 almost 2 years ago. But it still works fine with the ability to update/ROM the phone to the smoothest ROM available. We have 2 year contacts. If I was stuck without root on this phone, I would have already upgraded again, because even vanilla android with some Verizon bloat would suck this into oblivion.

    My $.02
     
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