What's so good about rooting??!!

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    I hear everyone talking and see everyone writing about rooting. But honestly I just don't know what's so good about it. On apple devices I would jailbreak all the time. But with rooting, I just don't know if I should do it. Is it hard? Is it worth it?

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    First, although sorta similar, rooting and jailbreaking are not the same.

    What rooting does do is give you access to all of your phone and opens up the possibility of doing more than.it can stock. You can make nandroid backups, change things you normally can't, remove unwanted "bloatware", and more.

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    Well for one it allows you to back-up all you apps, data and settings.
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    But can you get cool themes and stuff like you can on a jailbroken device and why is backing up so important?

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    it also reveals the phones continuum transfunctioner which allows for limited time travel.
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    Whats limited time travel?

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    Oh and by the way, im an android noob the droid 3 is my first powered android device usually im all apple

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    time travel just limited :icon_eek:
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    I'm just messing around a little

    Being more serious, making a backup of the phone allows you to go back to that point, almost like a system restore on a computer. It saves all your phones info at the time of the backup, so say you mess something up during the root process you have backup in place to get you up and running again.
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    This question has been asked way too many times.

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    THAT is NOT time travel. That's time...bouncing. That's a pogo stick. The TARDIS is a ferrari.
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    Rooting an android device is similar to "jailbreaking" an iPhone. I've actually heard that root on an android device gives you way more of an advantage than that of jailbreaking an iphone. It un-restricts the users ability to modify/customize the OS the way you want. You can remove un-wanted applications (bloat ware), and have custom roms (to an extent). If your happy with whatever phone you have now then don't bother rooting. As far as how easy it is, that depends on your phone. Most phones have 1 click applications for either your desktop or on the phone its self. Phones with unlocked bootloaders will be easiest.


    Do more research, there are thousands of threads on root and what it is and why you would and would not want to root. Like I said, its not for everyone. If your happy with your phone the way it is then just leave it.
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    Is rooting hard though? And should I do it to my phone?

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    rooting is not hard so long as you do your research beforehand. I would search "what is rooting" in the forum and read about it all and then decide if it's something you want to do. The droid3 was literally just rooted so I would definitely wait a bit and see what people have to say about the process.
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    Yeah I know that the droid3 was just rooted, I already saw a video on youtube, and by the looks of it it seemed pretty darn easy.

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    Lol. If you are familiar with apple products. ie: Ipad, Ipod Touch, or Iphone, it's the same principal.
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    Oh, then I might have to consider rooting, if its as easy as jailbreaking then I could most definitely do it

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    root is awesome even if the only reason is removing the ridiculous amount of bloatware these phones carry now. It has many other benefits as well but to me that is the biggest.
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    That bloatware is pointless... lol

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    Rooting is just gaining root access to the system, in other words SuperUser permissions. It changes nothing else other than allowing anything to use superuser permissions. SuperUser.apk (the application) is used to prevent anything (other than the system itself) from using superuser permissions unless you allow them. Without the app, anything and everything could run with superuser permissions.

    It does not grant access to free programs, it also does not allow for system backups (nandroids) though it is a step towards that goal (backups). For backups (nandroids) you need a recovery, root doesn't provide that, though it does make it possible once a recovery/bootstrap is compiled for the Droid 3.

    It does allow you to use root applications though (Wireless tether for root users, Titanium Backup for root users, etc..) that provide more functionality than the stock OS allows.

    Titanium Backup is enough reason in my opinion for root. If you ever need to "Factory Reset" your phone...or it's damaged and you replace it........titanium backup allows you to have made a backup of not only your apps, but the settings/configuration of those apps (game levels, license codes entered, etc...) so you can easily restore the data back along with the app. Definitely a plus..

    Root can later bring about recoverys (for entire system backups and installing custom roms) and custom roms....
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