To root, or not to root

Discussion in 'Droid 4 Hacks' started by Theprince, Mar 25, 2014.

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    Yup that's the question. I have a Droid 4 which I've been mostly happy with (aside from some battery life issues), but as of late, specifically since I received the 4.1.2 update from Verizon, my phone has been DREADFULLY SLOW. I find myself in need of a clean slate either back to factory setting and start over to see if that works or rooting it. I'm new to rooting so forgive me ahead of time if I ask (or already have asked) anything dumb :hail:. My one hesitation with rooting is will I have access to Motorola's Smart Actions I actually use and appreciate them.

    So, what benefits could I see from rooting specifically? Subsequently, how do you recommend starting and what do I need to do post-root in order to reap the hell out of those benefits? :icon_ devil:

    Thanks!
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    Rooting, and what you can do after rooting is unlikely to make a silk purse out of as sow's ear. ;) There are some things you can do to remove bloatware, potentially save some space but you may not realize any REAL/noticeable performance benefit. Your ultimate best bet would be a factory reset.

    You may want toi do more research on the possible pitfalls of rooting as well as the benefits
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