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[Q]Worth rooting?

9th March 2012, 08:00 AM |#11  
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I think I may root once ICS is out. It will be my first time rooting though.. So I hope I can understand the tutorial perfectly
 
 
9th March 2012, 11:07 PM |#12  
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Not to knock that dev working on the tweaked ROMs for the 6800, but it doesn't seem worth the bother. Lots of bugs are being reported.

What bugs in RC2 may I ask? Just wanna know. Thanks.

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10th March 2012, 11:30 PM |#13  
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I wouldn't worry about roms right now unless you are a power user since ICS is probably going to come out soon. but here some general reasons for rooting that I know of:

-Keep launcher in memory (so homescreen icons and widgets don't lag upon reload)
-To apply a theme to the notification bar at the bottom
-HoneyBar/HideBar to get true full-screen (my main reason)...This is arguably the most important reason to root since AMOLED screens have a tendency to burn-in. with your clock and controls there ALL the time, it's very possible that prolonged use at high brightness will burn it in. it happened to my first Samsung Vibrant within a couple of months
-Chainfire to get access to tegra games
-Ad Free to get rid of all in-app ads
-Back-up/restore for apps

if you care about any of these, rooting is super easy....if not, then dont worry about it
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11th March 2012, 12:14 AM |#14  
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I wouldn't worry about roms right now unless you are a power user since ICS is probably going to come out soon. but here some general reasons for rooting that I know of:

-Keep launcher in memory (so homescreen icons and widgets don't lag upon reload)
-To apply a theme to the notification bar at the bottom
-HoneyBar/HideBar to get true full-screen (my main reason)...This is arguably the most important reason to root since AMOLED screens have a tendency to burn-in. with your clock and controls there ALL the time, it's very possible that prolonged use at high brightness will burn it in. it happened to my first Samsung Vibrant within a couple of months
-Chainfire to get access to tegra games
-Ad Free to get rid of all in-app ads
-Back-up/restore for apps

if you care about any of these, rooting is super easy....if not, then dont worry about it

can ad free get rid of the ads on the web as well?
11th March 2012, 12:42 AM |#15  
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I think I may root once ICS is out. It will be my first time rooting though.. So I hope I can understand the tutorial perfectly

Same here... I'll root it after a few weeks after we get the ICS OTA up-date...
2nd April 2012, 09:14 PM |#16  
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Just rooted my Tab 7.7. I hope I don't regret it...

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3rd April 2012, 09:00 AM |#17  
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can ad free get rid of the ads on the web as well?

I don't think so, usually the browser has a built-in ad block algorithm. The ad block generally only blocks Google ads.
4th April 2012, 09:34 AM |#18  
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As long as you make a note of your official firmware, screen shoot perhaps, you can flash it back using Odin to get rid of root. Download it all now just in case the links stop working and to make sure it's actually available.

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