Revmacd Posted June 30, 2012 Share Posted June 30, 2012 Let's talk a little bit about rooting and ROMs. I know we have a thread that is essentially a ROM list but no real discussion thread for attempts we've made to root our devices, ROMs we've installed, any problems we've encountered and so on. for starters I'd love to know what motivates other people to want to root their phones and tablets. I know why I do it. I assume it is the same reason for everyone. Freedom to control our own devices and to get rid of bloatware and other unwanted programs. Who knows though? You might have some specific reason outside that ideal. What made you want to do it? How did you go about it and how successful were you? Did the warranty issues bother you or did you plow ahead balls out? I recently rooted and made a dual boot out of my father's HP Touchpad. I left the Web OS because no version of ICS I could find could control the camera on the Touchpad. He wanted the full Google Market but didn't want to lost the camera function so now if he wants he can boot into Web OS still to use the camera. Not bad for 99 bucks. I also rooted my Samsung Epic... twice. I had a hardware problem on the first one and the insurer sent me another. So then I rooted the second one. I now have a gorgeous version of ICS on the phone. I would love to discuss the process but before I do perhaps a mod could weigh in with what is considered spam on these boards. I used other sites and some excellent youtube vids that walked me through the process but I don't want to start name dropping unless it's cool to do that. Anyway, what have you rooted? What's your ROM? What's your ROM manager or installer? Talk root to me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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