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Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Hacks' started by kramer56, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. dezymond

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    For myself, I need root, even on stock ROM. Here are the apps I consider a must have on my personal device:

    Titanium Backup Pro
    Greenify
    RAM Booster
    AdAway
    BootManager

    Also use it to get rid of bloatware and a couple Xposed apps.
     
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    Because this phone is awful if you can't get rid of touchwiz and the bloatware that makes it lag so much you can't even have a conversation via text.
     
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    I can assure you my S5 doesn't lag AT ALL. There is obviously an app causing this. Are you using the stock messenger? Have you turned off your animations in developer options? What version are you on 4.4.2 , 3 or 4?

    tap'n on my S5
     
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  4. jackiescivic

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    My phone has 0 lag. Please do not crap up my post with negativity and keep it to your own thread.

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  5. Ollie

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    Nandroids. That is the reason I root.

    I haven't had to debloat a Galaxy phone since the S3. They are all so fast now that it has become irrelevant to me.
     
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    Nandroids?

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    You need a custom recovery for Nandroid ...basically it's like taking a snapshot of your phone at the moment you make a backup in your custom recovery ...it backups all data and operating system your are running ...so let's say you want to try a mod to your phone or something screws up ...you can go back to recovery and restore that backup ...kinda like Windows restore date ....

    I root for same reasons most posted ..titanium backup ..saves my apps and their data ..I can restore them on another phone easily ...or wipe my phone clean and restore just some data ..adaway no ads in most apps ...freeze apps I don't want like bloat ...and theme the phone with apps like Xposed which let's you change colors or move icons around the status bar or hide ...and if your phone is fortunate to have custom recovery then run a ROM ..I'm running international base M8 updated to the latest firmware instead of waiting on AT&T...

    M8 tap'd
     
  8. Ollie

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    As bkdodger explained, a nandroid is a full system backup image of your phone. I keep 3 images on hand. The first is a copy of the phone when it is bare bones stock. The second is of the phone after my initial setup (launcher settings, widgets setup, email account setup, favorite apps downloaded etc). The third is whatever the current setup of the phone is with new apps I try out.

    I keep a copy of the first two nandroids on my PC for safe keeping and the third nandroid gets replaced on Sunday's with a new one and is stored locally on my microSD.

    This way if I take an OTA that borks the phone or the phone has one of those great brain fart moments I don't have to start from scratch with a factory restore. I just flash back to whichever point I feel I want to start again.

    It's super convenient in that you don't have to re-download apps, set up widgets, email accounts, music players, etc.

    And it's painless.
     
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  9. jackiescivic

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    Any idea how root would affect getting a warranty replacement or insurance replacement? IIRC, vzw can now see if you have rooted right?

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    It shouldn't affect anything as long as you return to stock first. Which is super easy to do the within SuperSU app.

    tap'n on my S5
     
  11. Jeffrey

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    Rooting technically voids your warranty. You can always unroot if you need too. I don't think VZW can see anything if you disable auto update. I'm sure our members can verify as I am not a VZW customer.
     
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    Correct, the current root methods for this device don't "trip" anything to make Verizon aware you've rooted your device. Unless of course you return it to them still rooted, then you may have a problem.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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