Do You Still Root Your Android Device?

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  1. bigmatt503

    bigmatt503 Active Member

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    Nexus 6p rooted on nitrogen rom. Mostly for adaway, twrp and themes

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  2. jackiescivic

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    I do not root my phone. My S7, S6 Edge, and Note 4 were all bone stock. My S5 was rooted, but I never did any ROM's I just rooted for Titanium Backup and the ability to freeze bloat. The first Android device I rooted was the original Droid Incredible, which is how I actually got started on this site. I had modified both the Blackberry Curve and Tour that I had back in the day.

    I have no interest in root any longer, part of that may be because I now use my phone daily to show customers how to do things on their phone, and I have the ability to disable most of the apps I don't like.

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    Back in the day when you needed to root to get a faster phone I just bought a faster phone (Inc1). When you needed to root to take a screen shot I bought a screen shot app. When you needed to root to tether I bought a tether app. Back in the day in order to remove bloatware you needed to root I liked and used much of the bloatware or just ignored what I didn't. Back in the day when you needed to root to make your own theme I bought a launcher and an app to make my own icons to fit the launcher how I wanted.
    Android, by nature and with its marketplace for adding individualizion has been good enough for me. Since phablets have arrived I've also lost most need/desire for my desktop and even my tablets.

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  4. donzz

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    I haven't rooted a phone since my Droid Bionic.
     
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    Once I rooted my S4 for the limited storage, I need to delete the stock app to release the space. But now I have enough storage for any apps, so I won't root my phone any more.. When is the next update on S7 edge? That's the main reason why I don't root my phone.
     
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    My job consists mostly of creating system images for new and legacy hardware for a very large city organization. Before updating a system with a new image, many times a user would want software backed up, and restored once the new image is complete. I see my Android phone much like a mini computer. Whenever I do full system wipes, I rely on a few software perks, such as TWRP, that allows me to create a full system image backup, just in case I screw something up, I also do a backup of my applications using Titanium Backup. I keep these "backups" on a computer, and free up the space on my phone. I have regular images of the software that I have had on my phone, and if I ever wanted to go back, or restore some application with it's data, I can do so.

    The only way any of this is possible
    IS WITH ROOT. :D
     
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  7. trestevenson

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    My 6P is rooted and will likely remain that way for the duration of my ownership of it. I miss Xposed, being on Nougat, but I'm patiently waiting for development on it to be finished. I also make full system image backups of my device via TWRP once a month.
     
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    No, because I see no need to. Done it before and I'd do it again just not for the sake of it.
     
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