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Question [Q] Should I root if:

The only thing I want to do and can't make work is the Wifi Hotspot (I used FoxFi on my old phone and I loved it and have already paid for the license, if using it is possible)

My concerns in order of importance to me:

  1. Stability is critical.
  2. I don't want to own a $700 brick.
  3. I need to be able to use my unlimited data plan to create a hotspot several times a week.
  4. Not voiding warranty.
If the advice is to root to achieve this function, what is the safest rooting process, with the most reliable outcome for my above 4 concerns?
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The only thing I want to do and can't make work is the Wifi Hotspot (I used FoxFi on my old phone and I loved it and have already paid for the license, if using it is possible)

My concerns in order of importance to me:

  1. Stability is critical.
  2. I don't want to own a $700 brick.
  3. I need to be able to use my unlimited data plan to create a hotspot several times a week.
  4. Not voiding warranty.
If the advice is to root to achieve this function, what is the safest rooting process, with the most reliable outcome for my above 4 concerns?
Every Rom I've flashed for this phone has been at least as stable as stock if not more so.
  1. The rooting process for this phone is simple as can be, I haven't seen any reports of bricks.
  2. Hotspot working in pretty much all the TW Roms, not sure about CM
  3. Rooting voids warranty, Sprint will "USUALLY" fix it anyway
Chainfire's one click root is the best way to go, all that does is give you root and you can stop there if you want to stay stock with root privileges. If you want a custom recovery so you can flash new Roms, that's another very simple step. Chainfire's thread gives you all the instruction you need. Hope this helps.
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Agree with number three ^^
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Do it, and if you run into issues, plenty of people here to help you... When all else fails, search out The Mic...

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Is it a safe guess, that rooting wipes the phone?

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I used cf auto and it didn't wipe. (Lol)
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Is it a safe guess, that rooting wipes the phone?

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Not at all. It injects stock kernel (I believe, may be recovery) and superuser app. That's it.

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I tried everything to get it to work and I was rooted.

Only after I installed a custom rom did it work.

At first I rooted with kingo to keep knox 0x0, eventually I said screw it and installed TWRP and now I'm 0x1. I have not read of anyone that has been denied by sprint for warranty work, or at least tried a different store and was successful.
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I tried everything to get it to work and I was rooted.

Only after I installed a custom rom did it work.

At first I rooted with kingo to keep knox 0x0, eventually I said screw it and installed TWRP and now I'm 0x1. I have not read of anyone that has been denied by sprint for warranty work, or at least tried a different store and was successful.
There are a few reports of it here on these forums, but you are correct in that a bit of tenacity seems to have paid off for most.

Irrespective, if you are happy with your choice, then you made the right call.

I believe many here sort of held their breath either before or during the Knox tripping deed.

Some early adopters of the device were left with few tools even to take an upgrade. Thank goodness for the dev community.

Just be thankful that they are here. When KitKat drops, we're gonna need them a heck of a lot more than they need us. Perhaps throw your favorite dev some jingle. It's not like they are making mad money. And the mouth-frothing types with which they are confronted from time to time alone makes it worth the doing.

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Not at all. It injects stock kernel (I believe, may be recovery) and superuser app. That's it.

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Which root method do you use?
Is that what you'd recommend for my situation? If not, which would you suggest?
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