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Rooting an Android Phone
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RE: Rooting an Android Phone

I was gonna but then I git lazy. Plus I have no compelling reason to root yet.

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Rooting an Android Phone

I've rooted my Xperia Play, Galaxy Note 8.0, and S4. Although the S4 was more a case of: unbox it, check that all the hardware works, cool, Cyanogenmod flashing time. Didn't bother to even set up anything on the stock rom. Will probably do the same with whatever my next phone is, too.

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RE: Rooting an Android Phone

brainiac3397 Wrote:I was gonna but then I git lazy. Plus I have no compelling reason to root yet.

Eh, I can kinda understand how some may not have a compelling reason to root their phone. I just do it not only because I can't stand bloatware on my phone I'm using currently (my phone kinda sucks anyways, so the fact it only has 1.48 GB of usable storage internally is enough to say how bad it is), I mostly flash ROMs because I can't be bothered to build Android from source manually myself. I could if I wanted to, but it probably wouldn't even be good anyways, so meh.
Not to mention I get some enjoyment out of doing stuff like that, so I suppose there's that.

SoulRiser Wrote:I've rooted my Xperia Play, Galaxy Note 8.0, and S4. Although the S4 was more a case of: unbox it, check that all the hardware works, cool, Cyanogenmod flashing time. Didn't bother to even set up anything on the stock rom. Will probably do the same with whatever my next phone is, too.

Hmm.
Well, for some reason with my phone, what's supposed to be the home button doesn't register as such with CyanogenMod, in which it does seemingly nothing from what I can tell. Instead, it's the list button that acts as the home button. It's weird, but I suppose it might be a workaround to some issue I'm not aware of or something.

Also, for the way you rooted your S4, did you mean by getting into the internals to analyze them and then got to rooting the phone from there afterwards, or just getting the phone out of the box, looking to see if everything works properly, and then got to rooting your phone to where you flashed CyanogenMod onto it?
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Quote:Well, for some reason with my phone, what's supposed to be the home button doesn't register as such with CyanogenMod, in which it does seemingly nothing from what I can tell. Instead, it's the list button that acts as the home button. It's weird, but I suppose it might be a workaround to some issue I'm not aware of or something.
That's odd... maybe a bug that they fixed in an update? Or you can probably just edit what the buttons do - there's something for that in the settings somewhere. Or there is in my version anyway (10.2).

Quote:Also, for the way you rooted your S4, did you mean by getting into the internals to analyze them and then got to rooting the phone from there afterwards, or just getting the phone out of the box, looking to see if everything works properly, and then got to rooting your phone to where you flashed CyanogenMod onto it?
I actually don't think I rooted it at all... Just got it out of the box, checked to see if stuff works, and then went straight to flashing it. If there was a rooting step before it, I don't remember... maybe the tool I used just did everything all in one.

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