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frictionbuster
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Hello, everyone.
I currently own a Nexus 5 which is serviced and handled by LG in India.
Being a flash addict, I really wanted to know, that does rooting the almighty N5 give any improvement over stock?
As a previous galaxy s3 user, I had no option but to root the laggy device. But Nexus is god-like.
So my real question is, does rooting, changing ROMs give a significant improvement over the stock-unrooted ROM?
And are the improvements so substantial so as to lose my warranty?

P.S By improvement, I mean battery and/or performance.

Thanks!
 
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I'm running stock with Franco kernel and there is a noticeable improvement in battery life. It's worth it to me, plus it's easy to unroot and go back to stock. But really, it's up to you.

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Hello my fellow Mumbaikar lol

No one can tell you whether you should root it or not.. It all comes down to personal choices. That being said, by rooting a device and using a custom rom the performance/battery will surely increase but most people don't root their devices to enjoy the heavy customization which comes along with the root/custom rom.

Yes, the device is GOD as it is but if you root it, I'm sure it will be even more powerful (don't know what's above GOD like) LOL.

Warranty doesn't get void if you flash a custom rom or root the device. Google replaces rooted devices as well. Here's a thread about the same : http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...nexus-t2656079

However, if you're afraid of sending it as it is, you can always return to fully stock rom, remove the tamper flag and then lock the bootloader which will make the device look fresh out of the box (software wise)..

So read some stickies in the General section.. Check out some custom rom threads and see for yourself whether it's worth it!
 
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Hello, everyone.
I currently own a Nexus 5 which is serviced and handled by LG in India.
Being a flash addict, I really wanted to know, that does rooting the almighty N5 give any improvement over stock?
As a previous galaxy s3 user, I had no option but to root the laggy device. But Nexus is god-like.
So my real question is, does rooting, changing ROMs give a significant improvement over the stock-unrooted ROM?
And are the improvements so substantial so as to lose my warranty?

P.S By improvement, I mean battery and/or performance.

Thanks!
rooting has absolutely nothing to do with battery or performance. all rooting does is give you access to mess with root files, it gives you root permission. battery and performance comes with messing with those root files.
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