10 cool things you can do with a rooted Android smartphone
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13. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:14 8 0
Also they forgot better battery life. Some developers can develop custom ROM's & kernels that deliver better power management thus increasing battery life & performance overall, compared to stock.
There is just so much that can be accomplished by rooting that it's a shame more people don't do it.
19. PhenomFaz posted on 10 Oct 2012, 11:02 6 0
Wvae warranty bye bye...LOL!
But all in all make your android phone even more awesome than it already is :)
23. hobble posted on 10 Oct 2012, 12:58 1 0
I didn't see anything about overclocking or undervolting batteries either. Greatest features available IMO
27. OptimusOne posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:26 0 0
why no wifi kill? you can kill people's wifi connections
2. Mark.J.Linskiy posted on 10 Oct 2012, 02:57 16 0
Oh the joys of rooting, just love taking full control of my device.
3. Peter27 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:19 4 14
you wrote 10 cool things...
however I don't find bricking my £600 phone cool :)
5. Nick_T posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:59 29 0
But rooting is one of the coolest ways to void your warranty.
9. Nathan_ingx posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:28 9 0
Or he can wait till the phone is out of warranty!!
14. Nathan_ingx posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:29 5 0
Oh, oh, i forgot to introduce you. Ladies and gentlemen, i bring you Nick T in the form of lucifer in this very comment. Come all ye curious and be deceived!!
15. whysoserious posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:58 10 0
I agree. Rooting your phone make you look badass. And if you do it right, you can also reset the root counter to 0 and make a fool out of the Samsung customer support if you brick it somehow to avoid void of warranty. Double badass!
16. Hotzb22 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:20 4 0
doesnt always mean your warranty is voided if you root. i have rooted before and just return back to stock and exchanged my phone through warranty at a sprint store just fine
6. Muhannad posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:00 14 0
A week of reading on XDA's forum's will do you a lot of good.
7. Non_Sequitur posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:19 4 0
Yep. This is what I did. And in the end, it was as easy as plugging my phone in and clicking a button.
4. thelegend6657 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:51 3 3
Hi i am rooted and have set CPU installed on the Galaxy s1 .
However i dont Clockworkmod recovery and the maximum frequency is still 1000 , weird thing is , even i dont change the frequency i only changed the CPU scaling to on demand performance improved a lot !
I also got rid of some stupid preloaded Samsung apps and changed the screen DPI so that fonts gets bigger
8. Nikolas.Oliver (limited) posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:57 5 0
lol $600 brick, does anyone know how to gain write access on system/media ? i wanna change my boot animation but when i do it it says "Sorry, Operation Failed" yes i know this is not relevant to the article..
11. kartik4u98 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:59 3 0
Please always tell which phone and rom u r using??
12. linneti15 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:59 2 0
Use root explorer and there should be a button in the top right if i can remember correctly so you can
17. andygallo posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:24 4 1
"2. Install custom ROMs"
You don't need root to install custom ROM's. You only need the bootloader unlocked. Once the bootloader is unlocked you can install a custom recovery. From the custom recovery, you can load whatever you want. Root only allows admin access to the ROM itself. Since the recovery is loaded before the ROM, root access is not needed.
If you are talking about the ROM Manager app, then yes, you need root. BUT root access is only required to run the app itself. ROM Manager still needs a custom recovery to work. It's basically a GUI to the custom recovery, so it is not required if you can navigate thru the recovery manually.
Easy way to think of it...
Root Access = Local admin or SU rights on a computer...but the computer is locked in a closet. You can do whatever you want but you're still limited to whatever OS is on the computer.
Unlocked Bootloader = Physical access to the computer. You can pop in a DVD or boot off a USB stick with whatever OS you want. Doesn't matter if you have local admin or SU on the existing OS.
18. ayephoner posted on 10 Oct 2012, 11:00 9 0
i wonder if some readers still think the superuser logo is anti-android.
ive seen that comment about my avatar several times. i think its hilarious.
20. kanagadeepan posted on 10 Oct 2012, 11:29 0 0
You forgot about "CPU Sleeper" app, which switches off all but one CPU cores when idle to save battery... Thats a cool way to save battery...
Similarly BootAnimation editing and soooo many things are possible to assert that "YOU ARE THE OWNER OF YOUR PHONE AND NOT THE OPERATOR (even if its subsidized ;p )"...
Even in Bootloader-ENCRYPTED phones (like MOST Motorolas especially on BigRED), we can bypass it to install Custom ROM and backup current ROM using BootStrap-Recovery... All you need is Root access... But Custom Kernal will be a BIG NO NO...
Further SD-speed increase and soo many small utilities are there which will be useful for rooted phones only...
24. bkb01 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 20:16 2 0
oh the coolest thing i installed once i rooted my device (galaxy s2 ) was to install an app that can selectively disconnect devices connected to a wifi hotspot. I was really just curious to see if it worked and it did remarkably. Imagine having the connection just for yourself. Oh the faces of the iphone users in coffeeshops thinking "why cant i connect to your wifi".
Initially installed it to prevent my younger bro from hogging the connection at home (torrents and online gaming)..but was curious to try outside the home.
Anyway already uninstalled it since the app stopped development and connection in the house is better;) the app still works up to ics. not sure if it supports JB
25. jroc74 posted on 10 Oct 2012, 20:55 1 0
I rooted to get rid of ads, over/underclock the cpu, free hotspot. And some apps have extra features that you need to root to use.
For me.....I can live without custom ROMs...but I need root access.
26. hitechredneck posted on 11 Oct 2012, 01:11 2 0
Rooting is cool I used ROM manager and superuser and now have gingerbread running on my backflip with alot extras I didn't have before.
28. AAYYEE_JAAYE posted on 23 Jan 2013, 18:10 0 0
Can you get unlimited data and enable hotspot by rooting your phone?
29. ayephoner posted on 25 Jan 2013, 15:14 0 0
your data plan is your data plan. rooting does nothing for that (that i know of).
you can enable hotspot, but you dont have to root to do that. there are several ways to do it. i recommend "hotspot toggle widget" by fattin. others like "foxfi" as well.