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06-03-2013, 08:14 AM #1
Should I Root my phone when I get it?
Getting the Galaxy S2 on at&t i think thats i777. Someone want to find me a video that I can trust 100% and knows that it works and won't hurt my phone? I want to get some really nice, idk what to call them, themes? Roms? Os's? anywho,I want to get nice ones and be sportin my phone looking like a true G and have people asking to touch my dingle just to look at it. Thanks guys.
06-03-2013, 08:28 AM #2
if its on contract dont do it
06-03-2013, 08:44 AM #3
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its definitely worth it but only if u arent gonna break your phone or fuck it over when u root it
i rooted mine and love it
06-03-2013, 11:36 AM #4
06-03-2013, 11:39 AM #5
From what I heard, you can't receive updates anymore. I'm probably wrong, but that's what I have heard.
I have a jailbroken iPhone, so I kind of know what this is. It's only worth it if NOT in contract, like a previous user said.
06-03-2013, 11:47 AM #6
06-03-2013, 12:01 PM #7
06-03-2013, 12:03 PM #8
if your not on contract go ahead at your own risk but if you are on contract id advise you not 2
06-03-2013, 12:12 PM #9
In my opinion I never root/jailbreak my phones because it makes it a lot slower and takes up space I could be using but that's just me!
06-03-2013, 01:44 PM #10
Go to xda-developers and find your phone and model. On most phones, there is a flash counter that adds up each time you flash stuff to your phone. Kind of like a tattle-tale. If you don't know how to get the counter to zero, your warranty is voided. On my Note 2, I am able to use TriangleAway to reset my flash counter to zero.
If you root your phone, and you need to take it in for repairs, and there is no "flash counter" on your phone... just do a factory reset on it, and you're safe.
When I had to take my Note 2 in for a repair, I told them I rooted it and flashed ClockWorkMod Recovery... At&t was fine with it, they don't care. Yes, my phone was under warranty, and the repair cost me nothing.
Oh yeah, I still receive OTA (over the air) updates... because I'm still using STOCK ROM. Once you flash a custom ROM, you have to wait on the developer of that ROM, to offer a newer version.
I suggest that you do some research on: ROM's, Kernels, flashing and bricking your phone before attempting.
I root all my devices when I get them. It's the first thing I do before I add apps.
Sent from: | Galaxy Note II SPH-L900 | Stock ROM 4.1.2 | Rooted | Sony BRAVIA Engine 3 | TapaTalk 4 BETA |
Last edited by Smiley; 06-03-2013 at 01:53 PM.