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Is rooting really that good?

14th June 2014, 03:53 PM   |  #1  
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I rooted my phone a week ago, I kept with the stock Rom for a few days, then installed a Renovate sense 6 Rom which seemed to work well. I had SuperSU installed, plus a few other apps, but then all of a sudden I got an error message when trying to open SuperSU saying the binary was missing, so I downloaded a root checker which said I wasn't fully rooted! After looking on the forums to find a solution I relocked my boot loader and unrooted the phone. Trying to find a stock RUU for my phone ( unlocked Europe version ) was a bloody nightmare. Also getting it to install on my phone was a pain, but probably more to do with my computer having a slow moment.

Is it really worth all the hassle when I can all go wrong in a couple of days ?

Don't think I'll be re routing again any time soon

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15th June 2014, 12:46 AM   |  #2  
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Well it's like anything. If you don't know why you need something you probably don't need it

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15th June 2014, 12:12 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by bloodyniceben

I rooted my phone a week ago, I kept with the stock Rom for a few days, then installed a Renovate sense 6 Rom which seemed to work well. I had SuperSU installed, plus a few other apps, but then all of a sudden I got an error message when trying to open SuperSU saying the binary was missing, so I downloaded a root checker which said I wasn't fully rooted! After looking on the forums to find a solution I relocked my boot loader and unrooted the phone. Trying to find a stock RUU for my phone ( unlocked Europe version ) was a bloody nightmare. Also getting it to install on my phone was a pain, but probably more to do with my computer having a slow moment.

Is it really worth all the hassle when I can all go wrong in a couple of days ?

Don't think I'll be re routing again any time soon

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the phone never come unrooted .. you never had root installed properly
when it's flashed correctly from recovery it will not just go away

http://download.chainfire.eu/396/SuperSU

Flash that from recovery and you'll be rooted
15th June 2014, 04:08 PM   |  #4  
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I had SuperSU installed, everything was fine, anything I did with the phone worked. After a week it said the SU binaries were missing, and you couldn't get into SuperSU to do anything, but previously you could. If the phone was never rooted correctly like you say, i would have had this problem from the start.

Also after rooting I used a root checker which said I was rooted, but after this Su binary issue started, it said I wasn't rooted.

Still, I'm back to unrooted now, and the only reason I did it was to get Sense 6, which has since come out as an update, so I'm no worse off

Ben

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15th June 2014, 04:54 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by bloodyniceben

I had SuperSU installed, everything was fine, anything I did with the phone worked. After a week it said the SU binaries were missing, and you couldn't get into SuperSU to do anything, but previously you could. If the phone was never rooted correctly like you say, i would have had this problem from the start.

Also after rooting I used a root checker which said I was rooted, but after this Su binary issue started, it said I wasn't rooted.

Still, I'm back to unrooted now, and the only reason I did it was to get Sense 6, which has since come out as an update, so I'm no worse off

Ben

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This is a rom issue not a root issue. Could have also been an issue with the kernel. To be honest if you dont really use the root functions then there maybe no need for you to have it. To be honest most people dont really need root. They just wanna seem cool with some things they can show off on their device instead of using it for anything important or handy. I would advice to judge for yourself. Take the extra options/security risk and weigh it against remaining stock which has less options/secure.
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