Why Everyone Should Root Their Phone

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    I just rooted my Droid 4 yesterday, and I am amazed how many limitations there were regarding my phone pre-root. Downloaded SetCPU yesterday and have been using it since last night. Changed the speed of the CPU and battery life is phenomenal. Take a look...

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    What speeds did You change yours to and does it effect the performance of the phone

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    Over night and during the day at work when not it use I put it at 300 MHz, which is the minimum speed. And yes, it totally effects the performance of the phone, from switching to different homescreens to just about any other process you can think of. Lots of lag. That's why I normally just set it that low when I am not using my phone. That way, I can be rest-assured that processor isn't going into overdrive and sucking the life out of my battery. I'm going on 17+ hours now of moderate use and my battery life is at 60%.

     
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    Sorry, make that 18 hours... here is a better picture:



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    Im getting ready to put something together on overclocking/undervolting. The stock kernel has 1.2Ghz running at nearly full voltage, Ive been able to step mine stably down to the voltage level they set for 800 Mhz (1.375V -> 1.313). Will be publishing my numbers and a detailed how-to in the next few days.
     
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    Not bad for a first full day as a Super-user, eh?



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    Hey bro, before you installed Set CPU, did you enable the "Safe System" first, using Safestrap?
     
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    Never mind, I just installed SetCPU without enabling the "Safe System" and it works great!
     
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