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Rooting vs. Needs

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by robstabspeople, Aug 3, 2011.

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

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
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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.
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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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    yes i do have quite a few apps frozen, but i did heavy testing to see what i was able to freeze to have no problems, so it cant be that. but im on the phone with very high level tech now seeing what can be done with all my other problems with verizon.
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    sending mms does not necessarily have some thing to do with rooting. My stock unrooted rom sometime had this kind of issue before but after I sbfing it, all is fine.
    If you root your phone, you can set your battery showing % unit and also disable vibration when pressing four keys. A lot of thing to for you to DIY.
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    Rooting gives you a better 3g connection?
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    there are some 3g hacks you can do while rooted that improves your 3g connection on cdma as well as gsm.

    mms can only be sent through 3g, so if you disable 3g or sometimes if you have wifi on you wont be able to send them.
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    I thought Verizon supports 2G CDMA data, not just 3G.

    MMS requires a data connection, that's all. It doesn't matter if it's 2G or 3G.
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    I'm rooted and I have my wifi on allthe time. I send mms just fine. It souns to me like you have something frozen you shouldnt

    Sent from my D2 GB Apex 2.0 @1.4ghz
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    Please explain to me how rooting made your 3g connection better. I'm dying to hear this.
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    Ever hear of flashing a new baseband? Or a different ROM? I have done both and I don't have to toggle my airplane mode on and off every 5 minutes like I did when I was stock.

    CM74DX