Is it worth it to root my phone?

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  1. Bravesfan319

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    I've seen a ton of people talking about "rooting" their droid. Can anybody actually tell me what this means?

    Will I get better apps?
    Will my battery be better?
    Will my phone be faster?

    How hard is it to root your phone? And I have a warranty through Best Buy. Will rooting my phone void my warranty? And could I reverse rooting my phone if it messes up so I can get my warranty back? Or if I don't like it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Rooting will void you warranty. And you can unroot to get it back, I believe.

    It isn't hard at all. Unrevoked works for the Incredible.
     
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    If my phone messes up, will best buy be able to tell that I rooted my phone?

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    If you messed it up trying to root it then yes.
     
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    Just my 2 cents. Rooted my phone. Worked 10x better. Removed the bloat. Froyo comes out. Could not upgrade. Have to restore phone exactly to original software and file structure or android won't upgrade. I couldn't do that because my phone wouldn't talk with my pc for some reason. A common problem with some phones. Luckily Verizon sent me a refurb under warranty. It upgraded 1st try. Not rooting again. If have another problem want support. Tons of people root though. Tons of advantages. Good luck whatever you decide.

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    #6 haxerpaylay, May 23, 2011
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  7. Bravesfan319

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    What's sbf?

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    #8 haxerpaylay, May 24, 2011
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    SBF is for Motorola only AFAIK.

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    Sorry for the misinformation. Shows how much I know. Lol

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    .sbf is basically the system file for the phone. You can flash it using RSD Lite to bring it back to stock everything.

    Root is awesome. Right now I am running the latest Gingerbread leak and loving it.

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    Did you happen to read my post?

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