Rooting vs. Needs

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  1. robstabspeople

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    Many people on this forum have rooted there phone, and some have not. Apparently rooting is not always good. I rooted because it gave me better 3G connection.

    Advantages of Rooting:

    Custom Roms/Themes
    Can remove bloatware
    Faster roms
    Choose Blur or no Blur
    Different Kernels
    Custom Apps
    Better 3G connection
    In all, you can just do more

    Disadvantage of Rooting:

    Picture and Video messages will not send
    Takes longer for OTA updates
    Random Reboots


    Now, i would like to know how i can keep root but still be able to send pics/videos to people. Im rooted because it keeps my battery lasting longer, no bloatware constantly running. I am on stock rom and rooted. Is there a fix to this mms problem? Handcent and other apps do not fix this.
     
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    Morrissey New Member

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    I'm rooted and can send pic/vid messages just fine

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    two of those three disadvantages dont apply to rooting, you can still send picture and video messages while rooted and random reboots dont usually happen because youre rooted, a lot of people experience them even when unrooted (although it could be a problem with a custom rom, but that pertains to the rom and not the root itself). it does take A LOT longer to get an OTA update while rooted though if you have frozen bloatware or are using a custom rom.
     
  4. robstabspeople

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    hmmm then i wonder why mine cannot send or recieve pictures/videos. thats odd.
     
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    I have no problems with pictures and videos and I'm rooted. Verizon says to pull your phone battery while your phone is still on. I guess it's a hard reset. That might take care of your problem???? It helped me a few times.

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    Also random reboots dont have anything to do with root... only if you flash a new rom, and even then if you wipe a flash first you'll most likely be fine.

    If you install a custom rom you will always be able to be on the newest os build. So no need for ota updates.

    So none of your disadvantages are accurate IMO.

    Try a full wipe and clear cache then reinstall your rom to fix your picture and video messages.
     
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    ill have to try this then
     
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    im still on stock on rom. this phones never had a custom rom on it. still try the full wipe and clear cache or no? all ive done to this phone is root it basically.
     
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    so before trying this i tried sending a picture again, it worked. then i tried sending another it didnt work. did the battery pull and was able to reboot and send a 2nd picture. tried sending a 3rd and it wouldnt send. i turned off wifi, and sent the 3rd pic, it worked. tried sending the 4th, it worked. sent a few more to make sure and it worked. tried videos and that worked as well. i guess you cannot send pictures while having wifi on. /:
     
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    You did a good job of narrowing it down. :) I'm still waiting for bluetooth to work in my truck radio.

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    if anything, rooting should have nothing but advantages :p

    the only disadvantage i see is that it voids your warranty.
     
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    Random reboots - Are you freezing Apps/bloat? I had random reboots with the stock music app frozen, defrosted it and havent had an issue since.....

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