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Question [Q] Is it really worth rooting a Note 3 ?

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24th June 2014, 11:55 AM   |  #1  
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I have a Galaxy note 3, bought in October last year. I am at odds over where to root it or not as the Samsung ROMS aren't awful and Rooting does void the warranty, what are people experiences with this in general ?
24th June 2014, 12:01 PM   |  #2  
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Depending on what you want to do. As casual user I'd say you don't have to have an rooted device. If you're power user tho I'd recommend it

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24th June 2014, 12:04 PM   |  #3  
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Depending on what you want to do. As casual user I'd say you don't have to have an rooted device. If you're power user tho I'd recommend it

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Wondering more as I have a rooted Huawei P6 which is great but having 1 rooted device is it really worth rooting a 600 phone ? Suppose it makes more sense to do it out of warrant. May wait until the Note 4 comes out and then root my Note 3.
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24th June 2014, 12:09 PM   |  #4  
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Probably well if you have an rooted device you know the features. For me the power is enough I like the phone it is. The only few things I want root access for is adblock and special app administrative tools. If you're good to go without them I don't see a reason to take the risk

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24th June 2014, 12:44 PM   |  #5  
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I haven't rooted as i haven't needed to. However I am still on android 4.3. Haven't upgraded to android 4.4 kitkat as I hate the way they have restricted sd card access. Question is now that it is possible to root 4.4.2 and keep knox 0.0 should I upgrade to 4.4.2 and then root so I can fix the sd card. Is 4.4.2 worth it?

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24th June 2014, 02:13 PM   |  #6  
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I haven't rooted as i haven't needed to. However I am still on android 4.3. Haven't upgraded to android 4.4 kitkat as I hate the way they have restricted sd card access. Question is now that it is possible to root 4.4.2 and keep knox 0.0 should I upgrade to 4.4.2 and then root so I can fix the sd card. Is 4.4.2 with it?

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This is exactly what i am wondering as well. Im on stock 4.3 and i have seen how 4.4 affected the ext sd

Now i thinking how to do and should i do

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24th June 2014, 03:06 PM   |  #7  
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I have a Galaxy note 3, bought in October last year. I am at odds over where to root it or not as the Samsung ROMS aren't awful and Rooting does void the warranty, what are people experiences with this in general ?

Like others have said, it depends on what you want to do. Me personally, cant live with out a rooted device. I have so many tweaks that make my life easier and improve overall performance.

Simple things like adding call recording to stock phone app.
Adding call button directly in call logs.
Expanded volume panel.
Removing the crap Samsung clipboard with its security loop hole.
Removing all bloatware.

Just stuff like that. But if your a user that doesn't really care about tweaks, that sure; its probably better not to root and risk the trouble of bricking.
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25th June 2014, 05:23 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Millan85

I have a Galaxy note 3, bought in October last year. I am at odds over where to root it or not as the Samsung ROMS aren't awful and Rooting does void the warranty, what are people experiences with this in general ?

If you're unfortunate to live in one of the biggest phone markets in the world and yet be lied to by Samsung by releasing a 16GB version of Note 3, then yes, rooting is a definite go.

Now I can save/move games and all the other apps that take plenty of space, my phone can breathe a lot easier.

Also, does Samsung truly believe users who have been using their phone daily months on end that they require all these stupid pop-ups telling you "If you turn on airplane mode, you will won't be able to access network blah blah" or "Turning this too loud will damage hearing".

The first few times, yes I understand it's a pre-warning, but everytime? I'm so thankful that mods like the Xposed Framework with Wanam's Xposed has allowed me to customise my phone to how I want it and to add/remove features that Samsung decided to choose for us because they think it benefits the users, when really, it does the opposite.
25th June 2014, 06:37 AM   |  #9  
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Yes
You are so rite we as the end user should have the choice not Sammy lol
I am the same i rooted because i was sick of paying hundreds of dollars to "OWN"
a phone and not to be able to do what i like to it
Now i am rooted i have control over what i bought and i love it ............
25th June 2014, 06:46 PM   |  #10  
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Imo, it is worth it. Even if you only do it for xposed it's worth it.

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