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Topic # 111099 24-Oct-2012 00:36
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a happy nexus fan here...the device is well suited to my gypsy lifestyle, syncing nicely between my fone-droid(cm 10) & the hp atom(win 7)/usb soundcard/surround sound setup over bluetooth for watching movies etc up on my bed...great too for reading in the low ambient lighting that is the solar powered system output when "out country" in my vardo....aaaaand...it sits nicely in jacket pocket ready to whip out for a quick read in those inevitable waiting for? situations... as well as the usual niceties expected of a connected device...

to root or not to root?

no stranger here to rom upgrades etc, however as i saw in another post i too, am not quite ready to "pull the trigger" on my lil pal just yet for some reason & have looked around for the various benefits however i've not seen any comments about appreciable increase in battery life etc that comes after said process...

has it been good for you?

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  Reply # 705458 24-Oct-2012 07:05
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Basically, it's worth rooting if you come across something you want to do, but can't unless you root the phone.

Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

It doesn't make any huge difference to the general operation of the phone, it just allows some software to do things (mostly, adjust settings) that it couldn't otherwise.

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  Reply # 705461 24-Oct-2012 07:47
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To answer your question, rooting my S3 has been good. I run lots of root apps including Titanium Backup, and SetCPU.

Some of my apps allow me to save battery, and are root apps (e.g. SetCPU) but the act of rooting alone simply enables application access to other parts of the phone. Rooting alone will not extend battery life or give you additional functionality. Apps with root access may do those things for you.




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  Reply # 705465 24-Oct-2012 08:28
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ah thanx for your replies... yes i've had some fun playing with my okta then later on with my defy, in that instance i was experiencing specific performance issues that cm9 rectified...after that well when cm10 came out it was "why the hell not?"

as i'm not experiencing any issues with my cute lil puppy i'll not (better use an euphemisim here) un-collar... :-)

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  Reply # 705493 24-Oct-2012 09:03
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Search 'root' in the play store.
Frantically find a root guide on the net for your device.
Go back to the play store.
Spend some money.
That is all.




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