What is the benifit??

thomas1984

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Hey, for give me for asking but what is the benifit of rooting your phone over leaving it the way it comes? Thanks
 

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The benefit is that you will be able to install apps that are only available if you are rooted like Titanium Backup and you will be able to freeze bloatware among other things.

No is no benefit. It would be stupid and pointless

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You can also overclock the cpu and get even better performance out of the phone..though doing so can also mess it up if your not careful.

You can install custom roms for further customization.

For a great description, read this: [Updated] Rooting Explained + Top 5 Benefits Of Rooting Your Android Phone

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Really? With a locked bootloader you can't do any of that....you need to flash kernals to be able to increase preformance, and you need to flash roms and themes to customize..cant do that with a locked bootloader..But hopefully that changes

But right now the reason people are rooting is being rooted allows you to use Free tethering but other then that, not much right now.
 

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I did it to get all of my app data back from my old phone with TB. I've also frozen a good bit of crapware that moto and vzw were nice enough to cram the phone with!
 
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Really? With a locked bootloader you can't do any of that....you need to flash kernals to be able to increase preformance, and you need to flash roms and themes to customize..cant do that with a locked bootloader..But hopefully that changes

But right now the reason people are rooting is being rooted allows you to use Free tethering but other then that, not much right now.

you're right. I forgot about the locked bootloader. I haven't rooted and don't intend to for awhile.
 

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i'll only root right now when someone figures out the wifi tether. i don't think that's working yet.
 

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Why is the native 3G hotspot app not working for you? The phone comes with it on the stock rom. Then it should work, right?


i'll only root right now when someone figures out the wifi tether. i don't think that's working yet.



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Why is the native 3G hotspot app not working for you? The phone comes with it on the stock rom. Then it should work, right?






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It will only work if you have the extra $30 a month hotspot plan.

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Really? With a locked bootloader you can't do any of that....you need to flash kernals to be able to increase preformance, and you need to flash roms and themes to customize..cant do that with a locked bootloader..But hopefully that changes

But right now the reason people are rooting is being rooted allows you to use Free tethering but other then that, not much right now.

It is possible to do these things with a locked bootloader. Read through the forums a little. I'm currently running a custom rom called Cyanogenmod 7, undervolted, and I have several tweaks flashed and my Droid 2, with a locked bootloader, has never run better.

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All of this is incorrect. A locked bootloader means you can't change the kernel, but plenty of locked phones are running CM and overclocked. My droid 2 has a locked bootloader, is running a custom ROM AND is overclocked to 1300 MHz.

Right now there is only one exploit that allows tethering for free but it's very visible to VZW, the apps such as WiFi Tether and Barnacle do not work on this device.

Please do some more research before posting any more misinformation.

Really? With a locked bootloader you can't do any of that....you need to flash kernals to be able to increase preformance, and you need to flash roms and themes to customize..cant do that with a locked bootloader..But hopefully that changes

But right now the reason people are rooting is being rooted allows you to use Free tethering but other then that, not much right now.
 

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All of this is incorrect. A locked bootloader means you can't change the kernel, but plenty of locked phones are running CM and overclocked. My droid 2 has a locked bootloader, is running a custom ROM AND is overclocked to 1300 MHz.

Right now there is only one exploit that allows tethering for free but it's very visible to VZW, the apps such as WiFi Tether and Barnacle do not work on this device.

Please do some more research before posting any more misinformation.

+1

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All of this is incorrect. A locked bootloader means you can't change the kernel, but plenty of locked phones are running CM and overclocked. My droid 2 has a locked bootloader, is running a custom ROM AND is overclocked to 1300 MHz.

Right now there is only one exploit that allows tethering for free but it's very visible to VZW, the apps such as WiFi Tether and Barnacle do not work on this device.

Please do some more research before posting any more misinformation.
+2 I'd hug you if it wasn't gay.
 

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+2 I'd hug you if it wasn't gay.

That's the second time I've heard this type of thing this week, difference is I got the other guy paid 30 grand that he was owed.

Glad I could spread some cheer...for what it's really worth.
 
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