Should I root now or wait for 4.0.5?

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  1. SwagTech

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    I'm home bored, I was thinking should I try to root my gnex or just wait for the update. This is by far the best phone I've owned.

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    That is a decision that only you can make. IMO if you are enjoying it stock then may as well wait it out and see what's up with 4.0.5. I ran my gnex stock for weeks and it was a very enjoyable experience, definitely the best stock experience I have has thus far.
     
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    wow... you solider...haha... i could only wait about five hours...haha... the lure of the custom roms on a fully unlocked phone was way too strong for me to resist...
     
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    Lol. Same here I told my wife I'd wait at least a week and she ran out to the store and by the time she got back I had a new rom on it. :)

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    Why wait?

    Since it's good to have a diversity of answers... root now. :biggrin: There will be a rooted version of the stock firmware. But if you have no need for root apps, you can wait. The only reason I can see for not rooting is to keep your warranty intact, and there is some value in that.
     
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    Restoring to stock through fastboot will take the phone COMPLETELY back to out of the box stock. Equivalent to an SBF. That said, I agree. Root now. Once 4.0.5 drops, there will be a rooted and de-odexed zip within a few hours.
     
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    I waited about 2 days because I was having signal issues and wanted to see if 4.0.4 fixed them. I did not really want to root otherwise, nor did I feel the need. Once 4.0.4 did not remedy my signal issues, I got a new Nexus. Stock is great on this phone, best stock you can find. But once I saw that you can drastically improve battery life and performance, next to the fact that I love rooting and ROMing my phones, I went on a rooting frenzy and have been loving every second of it! So I say, go for it! Especially if you are a tinkerer. :D
     
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    So far no amount of rooting or roming will cure our phones signal issues. That's why mine is shelved until they release a proper fix.

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    ALWAYS root it. IMO, the ROMs are always better than the stock Android on the phone. I rooted my 1st droid a week after buying it, my TB and GNexus both same day. Rooting has become a lot easier since my D1. There's really no reason not to if you ask me

    as for signal issues. I've had none with mine
     
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    I have none with my second one either. Forgot to mention that part, ha ha.

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    People who don't root and install a good ROM don't know what they are missing out on.
     
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    Well looks like I am alone with my opinion lol. I guess that's what you get with a developer phone :biggrin:
     
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