Rooting is for the naive

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  1. pc747

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    Guns dont kill people, people kill people......to solve the problem lets keep the idiots from being able to buy a gun from the trunk of a car....sorry getting wayyyyyyy off topic.

    Back On topic. OP made a good point, just the tile needs to be re-worded.
     
  2. adrynalyne

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    Then you belong in this thread, and the title is suitable ;)

    File:Causes of death by age group.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Causes_of_death_by_age_group_(percent).png


    You can't include war because lets face it, you can't accurately get statistics on who died from what.
     
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    I forgot the internet cannot convey sarcasm. Anyway, installing anything blindly is a bad idea, so the title does need rework.
     
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    name: Loop4zil
    credentials: When i was a kid I had a TI-99. I would kick your ass in Parsec from here to Texas and back. I could code in basic so that the screen would flash and say silly things

    Why I rooted: I wanted the fastest and the best droid in all the land (mission accomplished:icon_ banana:)

    Risks considered prior to rooting and flashing: cooking my phone, divorce, creation of sky-net. (I have skillfully avoided these pitfalls:motdroidvert:)

    Did I consider that a malicious dev would hack my data and "pwn" (as the kids say) me? Hell no. Frankly...the OP scared the hell out me...for a second.

    Then I figured that I was probably the 2000th+ person that rooted and installed a particularly popular custom ROM. If that dev was shady I assume that word would get out so that droid weekend warriors like myself would be warned to stay away....So far so good...no one has purchased $500 worth of benie babies from india...or a bought an online membership to a porn site (wait a min...:icon_eek:)
     
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    You're assuming someone other than the devs have looked at the ROMs, line by line. As someone else has mentioned already, most spyware is passive. Also, I had a TRS-80. I remember coding Three Blind Mice on it? Good times, forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me. :)
     
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    In all honesty I would be more concerned of a app from the market being "rogue" then the ROMs exchanged on this site and others like it.
     
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    Maybe you don't realize, but Linux is open source software. It's nothing more than the result of hundreds of thousands of people that "hacked something up" in their basement.

    I am certain you haven't opened up your OpenSuse and read line for line what it does...

    As a Debian Sid user I agree with your point, but you are arguing it poorly in more than just the title here...

    Edit: Forgot to also ask the question: Have you researched all the devs of your OpenSuse? Or how about your KDE/Gnome/XFCE/Fluxbox/Openbox/whatever devs? How about even the Firefox devs?
     
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    99% of the devs out there couldn't examine the code line by line.
     
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    So its safe to say you trust google. How long have you known them? Dont they have an office in China?
     
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    As with any kind of modification, there are risks, it comes with the territory but a bad or malicious rom will only get so far. Word spreads quickly around this community and the bad stuff will get 'rooted' out.
     
  11. bwhite82

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    You can't compare a full distro to some crackpots hacked up rom. Most mainstream distros have many levels of quality control--Debian being the strictest. Oh and uh.....wow, never realized Linux was Open sauce.....kidding.
     
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    Sounds like you might be the same guy in this picture:

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