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    Worth Rooting?

    The Nexus is Google experience device.
    Should not have bloat, should be latest firmware.

    So why root?

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    re: Worth Rooting?

    Because I can.


    Backups, themes, mods, roms and of course I just can't stop myself. The first step to recovery is admitting I have a problem.
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    AW: Worth rooting?

    because unfortunately you only can use the USB-host function with a rooted device

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    because unfortunately you only can use the USB-host function with a rooted device
    OT/G is why I bought the tablet.

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    re: Worth Rooting?

    Its because its pure google. Fastboot oem unlock. Why wouldnt you root haha
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    re: Worth Rooting?

    You can root and still stay stock...its personal preference... I have a link somewhere around here I'll grab for yah adv. And disadv. Etc.

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    re: Worth Rooting?

    I've owned 11 different android devices over the years, starting with cupcake, each update was better than the next. I rooted each device as soon as I got it and was a serial ROM flasher (still am for the most part)
    I got my n7 right when it came out and just loved it (far better than the three other android tabs I've owned and sense sold) it was so amazing I never rooted... seriously was just happy with it and never really felt the need for my root required apps.
    Then 4.2 ota came, wtf Google. So with this I forced to root (its like they did it on purpose) not like I'm really complaining about having to root as I'm still surprised I didn't do it months ago but I'm a little annoyed with Google making such a poor "update"
    So my reasons to root in the past have been:
    Full control over my device
    If something goes wrong it can be easier to fix
    Ability to overclock/undervolt/gain performance or battery life
    Use some amazing applications that need root to work
    Stay on the bleeding edge of android
    Learn to port (never yet truly build) roms
    change permissions of apps and or reverse engineer them to my liking

    Now I add
    If Google ever has their head in there ass and attempts to give me an update like 4.2 I can just revert to what I once had or try something new!

    So if your wondering if you should root and after reading the above your still not sure, power on holding volume down, open cmd and type
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    And your rooted with a custom recovery .... stop wasting time and just do it!
    (Over course set up adb.exe and fastboot.exe as well as download drivers, ROM of choice and recovery of choice)

    Sorry if my first post on this forum was a silly rant, if any of you are xda members and visit the forums I frequent you're probably used to me!

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    re: Worth Rooting?

    Quote Originally Posted by demkantor View Post

    So if your wondering if you should root and after reading the above your still not sure, power on holding volume down, open cmd and type
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    And your rooted with a custom recovery .... stop wasting time and just do it!
    (Over course set up adb.exe and fastboot.exe as well as download drivers, ROM of choice and recovery of choice)
    This unfortunately doesn't give you root privileges. It only unlocks the bootloader and flashes a recovery of your choice replacing of course the recovery.img to what suits you (cwm, twrp). You still need to flash the supersu zip file or push them with the binaries to get root
    LG Nexus 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by @rbiter View Post
    teach a man to fish, you feed him for life. teach a man to fastboot, and you create competency.

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    re: Worth Rooting?

    Sorry I didn't add the steps in flashing the rom of choice (just saying flash rom of choice I thought it was a given)
    Granted you can still flash a non rooted stock rom, but I was referring to a custom made rom, and I don't know of a developer who makes non rooted roms.
    So after unlocking the bootloader and flashing a custom recovery, boot recovery, wipe, flash rom, and so long as the rom you flash is rooted, you are done

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    Another good reason to root.. AdAway
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