Jump to content
Android Forum - A Community For Android Users and Enthusiasts
dr_bowtie

Have you Rooted your Phone?

Recommended Posts

Like the title suggest:

 

Have you Rooted your phone? and why?

 

1) Just to do it? OR

 

2) to unlock hidden features

 

3) Add more functionality?

 

 

I have NOT Rooted my phone... I figured it wasnt really worth it and Honestly I dont know much about it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been rooting and modding since the Droid X. I have to say the main reason I do it is for the battery life. On the stock OS I was only getting 8-10hrs of use with a moderate to heavy usage. After rooting the phone and flashing a custom OS (Codename Android) I am getting 16-20 hours of heavy use out of the device before I even think about plugging it in. So in my opinion it's well worth rooting your device because you can get a lot more daily milage out of the device.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am rooted as well.. I did it because when the HTC Evo 4G came out it was supposed to be hard to do. I wanted to see if I could do it with out messing up the phone. :) It worked!

I also use it for the free Wifi Tether.

With Cynogenmod and the Tiamat Kernel I probably gained about an extra 2/3 hours of battery life out of the phone.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed battery is often improved on custom ROMs. Its not as big a deal on my Nexus, but overclocking is another feature which I came to appreciate toward the end of my time using an HTC Incredible. Root also offers the ability to run some specialized applications like you mention as well as the power to remove the crap that comes on the phone. Some particularly good apps that require root are ScreenCast (allows you to record your screen), SetCPU, Tether apps, and a handful of...network manipulation tools... :ph34r:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I could really use the extra battery life.. I have to honestly say i dont know the first thing about rooting or even how to do it or where to start.

 

There was a forum that I was at that really was about the Huawei Ascend (M860) but that forum seems to be changed or gone... so i am left without the info (not looking to hard)

 

I think I wouldnt mind trying it as I know there were ROMs out there for my phone but they weren't without issue...

 

even with the Steam app loaded to my phone...it just being Online kills my battery in 4 hours or less and the battery is in Great Health... with it off I can go 2 days easy on light use like just texting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Penetration Testing on your phone FTW!

 

And Terry not to take away traffic from TA, but head over to http://forum.xda-developers.com/

This site has all your rooting needs. Find your phone and go to town.. But read, read, read..

Old ways to root your phone are still on the site and I have had friends that used old (outdated) methods to root their phones and ended up bricking them.

If you do want to do it let us know. We can help guide you through it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rooted because I need tethering capabilities for writing on the go, BUT... I have since fallen in love with all the awesome mods and tweeks you can do to your phone. If you saw how fast my phone can flick through homescreens you'd trip out! Seriously, as fast as your finger can move - no lag. Luckily with the Trinity kernel set to 1350-350MHz with a conservative governor I still get 12+ hours with heavy use. Do all that on a stock GNex!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rooted because I need tethering capabilities for writing on the go, BUT... I have since fallen in love with all the awesome mods and tweeks you can do to your phone. If you saw how fast my phone can flick through homescreens you'd trip out! Seriously, as fast as your finger can move - no lag. Luckily with the Trinity kernel set to 1350-350MHz with a conservative governor I still get 12+ hours with heavy use. Do all that on a stock GNex!!

 

That battery life is pretty sick dude.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That battery life is pretty sick dude.

 

Think that's good!? Check this out!!

 

Screenshot_2012-01-22-09-12-50

 

Of course that's with medium usage and mostly Wi-Fi, but still. Pretty damn good compared to what it was out of the box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×