Should I root?

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  1. Smeliot

    Smeliot New Member

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    Hello. I am very new to the whole android scene and I was just wondering if rooting my phone voids the little Verizon protection plan andif there are any other cons. Your reply is mucch apreciated. Thanks!

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    Rooting will void your warranty but you can unroot if you ever need to take your phone to Verizon. The only con to rooting is you could brick your droid if you don't know what you're doing
     
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    If I use z4root could I brick my phone? Also I read some where that you can unbrick droid x. One last question. If I un root and comletely delete everything cuz I get my phone fixed? Thank you very much!

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    I don't know much about Droid Xs but z4root cannot brick your phone. There is a possibility of bricking your phone if you start flashing roms but you will be fine if you know what you're doing. You can flash a sbf via RSDlite to unbrick your droid if you mange to. I don't quite understand your last question
     
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    Sorry typo. Ivnent to ask ii conpletly restored my phone would Verizon know?

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    Nope you would be fine
     
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    Sweet! Off to root my phone!

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    The benifits of are
    -wireless tethering
    -custom roms
    -overclocking
    I'd say the advantages heavily out weigh the disadvantages considering theres one to begin with that being your warranty being voided and you always unroot before go to the verizon store.