To root or not to root?

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  1. lushen

    lushen New Member

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    Thinking about rooting and adding a froyo Rom... I'm kind of worried about it can someone give me the pros/cons...
    Thanks in advance.
    -lu

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    Bob Dammit Super Moderator

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    Pros:

    • Opening up your phones full potential
    • learning more than you ever hoped to about how your phone works
    • Over Clocking
    • Tethering
    • Better Battery Life
    Cons:

    • Getting addicted to flashing the newest ROM
    • Dealing with bugs (dropped calls & camera not working) especially with a FroYo ROM that your phone was never designed to run
    • Taking the chance that your phone is the 1 in 1,000,000 that gets bricked
    • Worse Battery Life
    Its a choice you are going to have to make. There are a lot of people here who will help you through it, but you need to make that decision.
     
  3. mattamous

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    So, other than adding different roms, are there big pros just rooting? Or, does it even make sense to root without doing roms? Really don't want to brick my phone!
     
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    Wireless tether for free.like it should be

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    In addition to wifi tethering, the ability to overclock and underclock is pretty big. Plus the ability to make backups.

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    Rooting sounds like the way to go then. What's the idea behind overclocking?

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    Overclocking means you give extra juice to the processor which speeds things up. Underclocking is the opposite. There r apps that allow u to overclock when u need better performance and underclock when u don't to save the battery.

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    After rooting, what all will I loose? Apps, contacts, settings...?
     
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    You'll loose your family, job, friends etc.. having root/Flashing roms is like coke.

    you won't lose anything by rooting. You might have to wipe your phone before you flash a rom.

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  10. mattamous

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    Just finished rooting. What apps are "needed" to overclock/underclock and tethering? Also, are there any other apps that would be good to have after rooting?

    Thanks for all the help prior and now!
     
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    U asked about losing data earlier. If u flash a ROM, you'll have to do a full wipe. Download Titanium Backup and backup all apps and data to get around this.

    For overclocking, the most popular app is SetCPU. Its a paid app in the market. If you Google 'xda setcpu' you'll find a link to download it. If u like it tho u should pay for it.

    Then, in the market, search for 'wireless tether'. It'll be the first in the list.

    Good luck!

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  12. mattamous

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    Thanks! I actually downloaded both of those this morning and so far, the tethering works great! I havent messed with setcpu much just yet. I might give it a while before I look into ROMs. Still enough of a noob that I am a little sketched, as I said earlier.
     
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