Originally Posted by papaketchup
Good day fellow Butterfly S users!
I'm new to this forums and I was looking to expand my knowledge on this area.
First off, if I root a phone, what are the pros and cons?
Secondly, if I did root a phone will it get rid of the pink/purple tint with the camera? --Since I read somewhere (don't remember where exactly, but I am sure google will find it for you) that this is a software problem..
I notice a somewhat pinkish tint whenever I use the camera in lowlight. I tried reducing the ISO to 100 already with still no change.
AFAIK the generally accepted explanation is that the issue is HW related and caused by the image sensor's sensitivity to heat. I read about a user somewhere who performed tests and found out that the purple tint starts to appear on his device when the temperature inside the phone is >28C. His phone was a HTC One, but the same goes for the Butterfly S, too.
Personally, I did not run any such test though, as my device seems to be among the lucky few which are not affected by this phenomenon
I attempted to produce the purple tint using the following test after I purchased my phone:
1) 30 minutes of NFS Most Wanted, which "preheated" the device quite nicely
2) lights off in the room, so it is lit only the backlight of the screen of my laptop. (this ensures that a high ISO is selected by the camera)
3) camera on -> take some test shots
They were niosy as hell (due to high ISO), but thankfully free of any discoloration.
As for rooting...
If this is the only reason you want to root I would say: don't do it. By itself, rooting wont solve your problems. That is a fact. Rooting could enable you to apply a SW-fix though, if the issue was in fact a SW-related.