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Question [Q] Root or no if I plan to sell

Hey all,
Just upgraded to the One this last week from the HTC Mytouch 4g Slide, and so far I love everything about the phone except the camera. Which is alright because the HTC M8 is supposed to have a (much) better camera (obviously we've only got a little to go on right now).

I had rooted and installed a custom ROM on my MT4GS, which I loved, but I'm thinking I'm going to keep stock ROM on this one. The only thing I'd want to root it for would be to have more control over the phone and a wider array of available apps.

But I plan on selling the phone once the M8 comes out in May-June.

What is your advice? Is it worth rooting for the couple of months? Is there a risk associated with decreasing the sell price of the phone? Other thoughts?
 
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Hey all,
Just upgraded to the One this last week from the HTC Mytouch 4g Slide, and so far I love everything about the phone except the camera. Which is alright because the HTC M8 is supposed to have a (much) better camera (obviously we've only got a little to go on right now).

I had rooted and installed a custom ROM on my MT4GS, which I loved, but I'm thinking I'm going to keep stock ROM on this one. The only thing I'd want to root it for would be to have more control over the phone and a wider array of available apps.

But I plan on selling the phone once the M8 comes out in May-June.

What is your advice? Is it worth rooting for the couple of months? Is there a risk associated with decreasing the sell price of the phone? Other thoughts?
No one has any input?
 
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Hey all,
Just upgraded to the One this last week from the HTC Mytouch 4g Slide, and so far I love everything about the phone except the camera. Which is alright because the HTC M8 is supposed to have a (much) better camera (obviously we've only got a little to go on right now).

I had rooted and installed a custom ROM on my MT4GS, which I loved, but I'm thinking I'm going to keep stock ROM on this one. The only thing I'd want to root it for would be to have more control over the phone and a wider array of available apps.

But I plan on selling the phone once the M8 comes out in May-June.

What is your advice? Is it worth rooting for the couple of months? Is there a risk associated with decreasing the sell price of the phone? Other thoughts?
Only if you are running something that requires root
Phone: HTC One- Rogers unlocked
Rom: 4.4.2 Stock Sense 6
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I would like to use an app that allows me to restart or power off without using the power button at the top of the phone. Also ES File Explorer is nice when it has root privileges.

I'm just worried about it affecting the potential selling price.

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I would like to use an app that allows me to restart or power off without using the power button at the top of the phone. Also ES File Explorer is nice when it has root privileges.

I'm just worried about it affecting the potential selling price.

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Well, if u restore the phone correctly 2 its unrooted state, nobody will even come 2 know that it was ever rooted. I unrooted my rooted phone and sent it for warranty repair. The phone was THAT STOCK. completely untraceable if restored correctly. So, no, it wont affect selling price
BTW, throw it ur warranty card. It will fetch u a higher price
 
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If you want to use something that needs root, just do it
When you will sell the phone, just back stock and you will not have problems

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If you want to use something that needs root, just do it
When you will sell the phone, just back stock and you will not have problems
Same answer, no doubt, everything well provided here
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I didn't know I could relock the boot loader once it was unlocked?

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I didn't know I could relock the boot loader once it was unlocked?

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It will say relocked
Phone: HTC One- Rogers unlocked
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Doesn't that just tell the purchaser that e fiddled with it and the warranty is voided?

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