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Trying to root.. Nightmare

8th May 2014, 02:17 PM |#11  
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One clarification to the above post. You do NOT have to be unlocked to root.

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Hmmmm...not sure about that since I unlocked before I even attempted to get root access. But you can't install custom recoveries, or ROM's without being unlocked. In fact you don't have access to fastboot mode without being unlocked.

I am not even sure what the point of rooting is if you don't want to install a custom recovery and ROM. Sure, you can uninstall system apps and free up some space but only to a point. And the performance is still going to be sluggish. Customization for my tablet has kept it fresh and like new, negating the need to buy a new tablet. Performance is on par with anything I would be interested in buying.
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8th May 2014, 05:14 PM |#12  
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Hmmmm...not sure about that since I unlocked before I even attempted to get root access. But you can't install custom recoveries, or ROM's without being unlocked. In fact you don't have access to fastboot mode without being unlocked.

I am not even sure what the point of rooting is if you don't want to install a custom recovery and ROM. Sure, you can uninstall system apps and free up some space but only to a point. And the performance is still going to be sluggish. Customization for my tablet has kept it fresh and like new, negating the need to buy a new tablet. Performance is on par with anything I would be interested in buying.

100% sure since I have never unlocked and rooted it with Kingo.

Agree that unlocking required for most everything else.

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8th May 2014, 08:28 PM |#13  
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100% sure since I have never unlocked and rooted it with Kingo.

Agree that unlocking required for most everything else.

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Thanks for the info!
9th May 2014, 12:29 AM |#14  
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Thanks for the info!

To answer your earlier question about only rooting...

30+ years in IT, dealing with family, customers and coworkers is more than enough.

Just being able to install ad blockers, apps like Titanium BU and completely debloating the device can be more than enough. This is key when you don't need the hassle of screwing up or bricking your daily driver device(s).

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To answer your earlier question about only rooting...

30+ years in IT, dealing with family, customers and coworkers is more than enough.

Just being able to install ad blockers, apps like Titanium BU and completely debloating the device can be more than enough. This is key when you don't need the hassle of screwing up or bricking your daily driver device(s).

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I suppose. But if all you do is root and install ad blockers and Titanium BU Root the odds of bricking your device are slim to none, though as sbdags has pointed out, removing the wrong system files with Titanium BU or any root uninstaller can soft brick the device.
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To answer your earlier question about only rooting...

30+ years in IT, dealing with family, customers and coworkers is more than enough.

Just being able to install ad blockers, apps like Titanium BU and completely debloating the device can be more than enough. This is key when you don't need the hassle of screwing up or bricking your daily driver device(s).

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You can softbrick it with TiBu by removing the wrong /system files so do be careful. You would either then have to flash back to stock to repair or unlock it to flash a custom rom. But yes you can achieve some enhancements just by rooting but you can't do much tweaking safely as you have no backup system.
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