So, what exactly is rooting, and is it for me?

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Dec 18, 2016, 1:39:34 PM via Website

Sometimes Android users root their Android to keep their device from draining easily. The method to root can be different due to different device. Root can be easy, or fail to root. And reasons why you fail to root is also complicated.

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Feb 13, 2017, 9:22:44 AM via Website

Rooting means gaining root access to your device. When you take your phone out of the box, while there are plenty of settings you can tweak, you can only alter what the manufacturer allows you to. By gaining root access you can modify the device's software on the very deepest level. Please note that once your phone has been rooted, your manufacturer warranty is null in void. This is probably the number one reason for people not rooting their Android devices, but if you decide rooting is not for you, the process is just as easily undone.

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Feb 14, 2017, 4:04:18 AM via Website

Thanks for such a post. However, i don't think it's neccessary for everyone unless you want to customize phone or develop apps. Also, rooting will void the warranty.

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Mar 1, 2017, 1:49:09 AM via Website

The root problem is very common, can't deny some will lose data after [root Adnroid][1] phones

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May 15, 2017, 4:21:59 PM via Website

That means Custom ROMs cant be installed without rooting android device?:?

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May 24, 2017, 5:42:52 AM via Website

Thanks for the info! I will be more careful with root!:)

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Sep 6, 2017, 12:45:49 PM via Website

well thanks for helping me out. took me years but i'm finally here. and with the amount of bloatware i have atm, idk when i'm going to pull it off.

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Sep 6, 2017, 12:54:05 PM via Website

@Juned It would seem, yes. Also, I've heard from a friend you can't re-root once you've rooted your phone. is this true?

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Dec 26, 2017, 8:29:40 PM via Website

Sticky thread, thanks for the info :)

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Oct 25, 2018, 8:00:59 AM via Website

I'm on a Boost Mobile Galaxy S3. Just upgraded to Kit Kat 4.4.2 and have been mulling over whether to root and flash a new rom. I'm terribly stupid when it comes to rooting/software trickery. Is there a difference between Sprint and Boost Mobile roms? Thanks in advance, should you have any suggestions, please let me know.


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