Post Reply

[Q] Why people root there devices this days

OP bnight

16th June 2014, 08:26 PM   |  #1  
OP Senior Member
Flag Sofia
Thanks Meter: 14
 
123 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2010
More
So My question is as simple as that:

Why you rooted your phone ?

I`m an Linux administrator so I know what root account mean back in the days i rooted my phone because my android version was 2.1 and it wasn`t the most supported android version so I needed root in order to change the rom to 2.3 however I find CM really ugly and I know Samsung software is not the best possible but for me it works great.

So why you rooted your phone ? Is there a special reason why you want to skip OTA updates, To wait on Custom Rom developers to finally make your camera work as on the stock rom and your 3G to actually work ? Is CM rom really worth all the efforts in order to root your device ?

So why you rooted your phone ?
16th June 2014, 09:01 PM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Flag Melbourne
Thanks Meter: 208
 
528 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by bnight

So My question is as simple as that:

Why you rooted your phone ?

I`m an Linux administrator so I know what root account mean back in the days i rooted my phone because my android version was 2.1 and it wasn`t the most supported android version so I needed root in order to change the rom to 2.3 however I find CM really ugly and I know Samsung software is not the best possible but for me it works great.

So why you rooted your phone ? Is there a special reason why you want to skip OTA updates, To wait on Custom Rom developers to finally make your camera work as on the stock rom and your 3G to actually work ? Is CM rom really worth all the efforts in order to root your device ?

So why you rooted your phone ?

1. To be freedom
2. To remove all craps that we don't want and have a complete backup/restore solution
3. To tweak the phone, make it work faster and smoother
4. Add more features that is only done by rooting devices such as Adblocks (both web & apps), underclock...
4. To use CM/AOSP sources that have much longer support than Samsung (Think about 18 months later, Will SamSung still support your devices like Apple or Microsoft?)
Last edited by babygau; 16th June 2014 at 09:56 PM.
16th June 2014, 09:22 PM   |  #3  
ag4751's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Scarborough
Thanks Meter: 200
 
442 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by bnight

So My question is as simple as that:

So why you rooted your phone ?

Simple answer is I want to control my phone, I don't want it to be controlled by my service provide.

I get my S5 in two weeks and it will be rooted, the o2 rom replace with a generic BTU rom (not bothered about knox), all previous phones I have had have been rooted, current S3, previous S2 and xperia X10.

There is more freedom, ability to customise it your way, replace ugly stock theme with your own theme, unlock features that are locked by Samsung or the service provider, removing unnecessary bloat ware.

Added functionality in root apps such as Titanium Backup, Root Explorer and improve battery life.

Root gives you freedom to do as you like with your device.
16th June 2014, 09:49 PM   |  #4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 59
 
358 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
More
I use root for the following: ad blocking, removing camera sounds, Titanium backup, EFS backup (in some rare cases even with stock updates EFS problems arose), move apps to external SD card, mod some UI stuff (like the S Find/Quick Connect bar) and some less important stuff. So, that is a pretty extensive list if you ask me
Last edited by johan81; 17th June 2014 at 09:35 AM.
16th June 2014, 11:18 PM   |  #5  
mefistos's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Sligo
Thanks Meter: 53
 
197 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2013
More
greenify ..
16th June 2014, 11:22 PM   |  #6  
jaymccoubrey's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 51
 
298 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2011
Ad blocker. And most of the time u can run a newer version of android then what the phone came with.

sent from my thumbs
17th June 2014, 08:18 AM   |  #7  
OP Senior Member
Flag Sofia
Thanks Meter: 14
 
123 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaymccoubrey

Ad blocker. And most of the time u can run a newer version of android then what the phone came with.

sent from my thumbs

Yes but not all the functions of your phone work that way.

Ad blocker sounds like a good idea for your data plan however I have 1 GB of data per month and unlimited after that but with lower speed and my actual data usage is like 200-300 MB per month with ads so this is not something that I really need and the apps that I use needs this ads in order to support them self.

About backup when my S4 mini LCD screen goes black I still had the ability to move my data via usb cable and Kies so when I take my S5 I spend probably 30 minutes to download back my backup from the S4 Mini and the only thing that I needed was to install my applications because of the newer android version of the S5.

However I do think that a lot of stuff is not working as it should be on custom roms.
17th June 2014, 09:34 AM   |  #8  
Senior Member
Oslo
Thanks Meter: 38
 
142 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2004
The question should be: Why root a NEW Phone? As phones get older, manufacturer support ceases, one roots the phone to install new custom firmware.
17th June 2014, 09:41 AM   |  #9  
Account currently disabled
Flag straya kienttt
Thanks Meter: 474
 
1,816 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2012
More
xposed framework.

And with this new root method I don't have to worry about tripping KNOX and losing warranty.
17th June 2014, 12:53 PM   |  #10  
Goldie's Avatar
Recognized Contributor / Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter: 17,553
 
8,215 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2010
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by bnight

To wait on Custom Rom developers to finally make your camera work as on the stock rom and your 3G to actually work ? Is CM rom really worth all the efforts in order to root your device ?

So why you rooted your phone ?

Why oh why do people always just talk about cm based rom's. I root my device to provide custom rom's comparable to cm in terms of customisation whilst keeping everything Samsung based working.

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Top Threads in Galaxy S 5 Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting by ThreadRank