Samsung Galaxy S5 — Why should I root my S5?

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Apr 22, 2015 4:32:13 AM via Website

I'm a regular user of my S5 and I love it as it is. I am wondering if there is any advantage to rooting my phone. I like my provider (Verizon) and don't plan on changing. Thanks, Jim

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Apr 22, 2015 2:43:41 PM via Website

Normally the simplest reason for rooting is to remove OEM bloatware installed on top of android by the manufacturer and carrier while the other extreme is to be able to flash custom ROMs and kernels or even different OS's. If you're happy with your phone the way it is then don't root it 😉


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Apr 22, 2015 6:12:50 PM via Website

I rooted my Sprint S5 for several reasons but here are the top 5.
1.) I wanted to be able to use WiFi hotspot without being charged for the data twice. (Sprint has draconian data provisioning that bills you for your overall data and then bills you on top of that for that same data being used as a WiFi hotspot....totally unfair/crooked/unethical).
2.) I "do not want" Lolipoop 5.X until it is cleaned up and won't break my phone; 4.4.4 Kitkat is great the way it is....rooting was the only way to prevent Sprint from automatically pushing an OTA at "their discretion" not mine.
3.) Clean sweep and other maintenance tools can do much more with root permissions allowing me to make my phone work much better, (longer battery, runs cooler, runs faster, better signal, all around more efficient data consumption, etc.)
4.) As root I can prevent apps from and I can turn things off I don't want/use/need making my phone work even better.
5.) I can lock my phone down and make it much more secure from rogue apps and would be hackers. As root you can run adblockers and other security utilities that prevent a lot of that crap from ever getting installed or run in the first place.

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Apr 22, 2015 11:57:06 PM via Website

Thanks Sinkster and David G., I have already rooted a Galaxy Tab S2 so I'm not scared of doing it. But I just don't see a compelling reason right now fir my S5. I appreciate your responses. Jim

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Mar 15, 2016 4:57:33 AM via Website

In my opinion, root is
.designed to unlock Android mobile device’s true potential. Rooted devices gives you the full control of your device by increasing its performance, changing fonts, boot animation, remove system data and many more.

It also allows you to customize the app and make it your own. You can change the entire look of it through theme settings, manage backups, access Android’s hidden testing menu, enable or disable boot animation and turn on/off camera shutter sounds. Usually root tools can root any android 2.2 upto android 4.4.For advance users, you can also configure sysctl.conf to maximize the device's performance.what’s more,it can reduce your battery consumption, reducing boot time and the phone’s load.

Thus,it is a
1.Real firewall, you can change the conections parameters to restrict some apps in your mobile data plan.
Hack Games, if you wanna grab some extras in purchase-in-apps, most of thems could be free.
3.When you data has lost,you should root before you use data recovery tool.

For some users, many of them are afraid of bricking their sets, so i suggest you choose one secure root tool to help you. I once used a named"iRoot" which is a free and simple tool.with just only one click.i get my Samsung rooted.