To Root or Not To Root

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  1. nonnasmyladie

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    Just got my brand new thunderbolt right out of the box

    should i root my new thunderbolt or not?

    What are the pro's of rooting these days?
     
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    You can remove the crapware that vzw installed on it.
     
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    You can turn everything on it pink! :D

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    Cakes, too funny!

    You can control/alter almost everything about the way the phone looks, you can overclock, run Custom Roms, plus tons more.
     
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    I don't care about custom time so is it worth it for other reasons?

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    If you don't care about overclocking or wireless/wired tethering or backing up your apps and your entire phone or a host of other things, no, no reason to.

    It's up to you though and not for everybody ;)
     
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    My last phone was rooted so I am familiar with the process i'm just wondering what exactly the perks are of rooting.

    Tethering is no longer an issue bc of the hot spot capabilities

    THere is no need to overclock the thunderbolt everything works fast enough

    custom roms were always just a head ache for me i prefer function over design

    so the only benefits left I know about are screentshots, backups, and removing bloatware.

    Am I missing anything?
     
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    Battery life! A good undervolted kernel does wonders! That and bloatware removal drastically increased my battery life!

    sent via rooted THUNDERBOLT with Tapatalk
     
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    My d 1 was never the same after I rooted so I'm a little nervous to root my brand new phonephone

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    Rooting in and of itself would do nothing to change your phone, what did you do with it after you rooted?

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    Neither my d1 or my thunderbolt have been the same since rooting either...

    THEY'VE BEEN BETTER!!!

    LMAO!!!
     
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    Some apps need to have root access. Also you mentioned the hotspot access without root. Sure you can do that....if you are willing to pay for it. If you root it, its free. Also some file managers, app managers, even flashlight apps need root access. The person that mentioned that root access won't mess with your phone was correct...if it got messed up, you are doing something wrong....

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