Thinking about rooting

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by JohnnyS101, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. JohnnyS101

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    Hey guys, I've been thinking about rooting my droid 3. What are the upsides and downsides of doing this?

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    There are no downsides. I guess the downside that could exist would be based off you. You now would have the ability to delete things from "normally" Read-only folders so if you delete some of these you can screw up your phone.

    Upsides - Remove some bloatware, use Titanium Backup to backup your apps data (like game saved positions, configured settings in apps, etc..) so if you ever need to do a factory reset, swap out devices, etc...you can easily and quickly restore that data. Future possibilities of overclocking the CPU, installing alternative ROMs vs. the stock, etc...
     
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    Can you expand on the roms I'm new to rooting

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    Not yet because there are no ROMs other than stock.

    However...if we are lucky and can get a bootstrap, recovery and/or unlocked bootloader this can lead to others compiling ROMs from source but adding software tweaks, code replacements and enhancements the stock phone does not come with.
     
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    There is one downside. You have to unroot before you take your phone to Verizon.
     
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    If you payed for insurance.. simple problems, they won't notice to care. Plus you agree to it when rooting, so the downside doesn't really count. It's your doing should anything happen.
     
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