dumb question rooting?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Hacks' started by ted1, Jul 2, 2012.

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    What is the point does it make your phone better to root it? I mean really does it do magic tricks or something and don't you take a big chance of messing up a perfectly good phone? Well I guess that is more than one question lol.

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    Imagine selling you a box of legos, and then forgetting to put the legos inside.

    You buy a phone, it can do so many more things, some huge like roms that change how your os looks, and some simple like letting you connect your PC to your phone and enjoy wifi in the middle of nowhere.
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    Rooting your phone does absolutely nothing by itself. Rooting alone won't improve anything nor will it hurt anything. It is what you do with the phone after rooting. That's where some users get into trouble...they hurry and root their phone and then try to flash a ROM without understanding first what to use and how to use it...and more importantly how to recover if something didn't go as planned. Or, they begin to delete apps from their phone instead of freezing them...first rule of root...don't delete, freeze. There are benefits to rooting as long as you understand what it is you're trying to accomplish, have done the research and understand the process and how to recover. You can improve battery life, flash ROMs that improve performance, load and run different themes, run apps that allow greater access to system settings etc. The key is to do the research first, know what you want to accomplish, have a backup of your stock ROM, and know how to recover if something doesn't go as planned.
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