what are the benefits of rooting the phone?

Discussion in 'Samsung Fascinate Development' started by nyjw, Sep 13, 2010.

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    hi,
    im a newbie to the android and just picked up the fascinate. i have two questions...
    1) is it better than the x. i have read conflicting reports about both models and since i have 30 days to switch, can't decide what to do.

    2) what benefits do i get from rooting the phone.

    sorry if these questions are far below the standard questions posted but im new and trying to find out things

    jw
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    1. Here's a thread on differences. I don't know if it will be helpful or not but I just googled the question and there are plenty of links on it:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/android-forum/58993-droid-x-samsung-fascinate.html

    2. I'm not sure what the benefits would be for the Fascinate but I would assume that getting rid of bloatware and being able to download some useful apps that you can only use when rooted would be the answer.
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    x vs. sf

    went thru the threads.....same prob....no clear cut choice...
    maybe i'll stick with my fascinate
    thanks
    jw

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    See I wouldn't even consider owning a Fascinate. Not because it's a bad phone, it's a great Android phone. But I want a Motorola Droid.
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    I want the Fascinate primarily because of the Super Amoled screen. The way the phone feels in my hand is another thing. I hate that hump on the Droid X's backside. Try laying it on its back on landscape position to watch a video, it was irritating to me. No one watches video on portrait position.
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