Looking for pros and cons of rooting.

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Hello all!

I'm contemplating rooting my galaxy nexus and am looking for pros and cons as well as specific answers.

1. If I were to root, would i be able to travel internationally with use of my phone for voice, data and text with no charges from my mobile carrier?

2. Will I be able to download paid apps, games, books etc for free?

I am looking forward to answers 🙂 oh yes, i've already downloaded the wugfresh unlock kit to my computer but am having problems downloading and installing the driver software for my nexus.

Thanks 🙂

Best Answer by marsh watson
Answered By 5 points N/A #126236

Looking for pros and cons of rooting.


Rooting your device helps you to  obtain “superuser” rights and permissions. If you want the best from your tool, in that case I believe rooting is the lone way to attain that.

Your battery life can be increased, you can do away with the Google bar, soft key switches for a bigger size of the screen and can capture screen shots by just pressing the power button.

With rooting and this super power you gain the ability to load custom software and you can now install custom themes, higher performance, increased battery life.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #126237

Looking for pros and cons of rooting.



·         You can consider rooting as getting Admin rights on your windows User account.

·         You can have access to almost all features of the phone and can modify them.

·         Can run USB OTG for excessive storage.

·         Easy to create backups of all files.

·         Can over clock your phone.

·         Custom firmware can be installed and custom themes can be implemented.

·         Additional features are unlocked


·         Rooting can cause brick to your phone. This means that it can block your operator radio service.

·         Potential risk of boot looping.

·         Rooting voids the manufacturer’s warranty.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #328309

Looking for pros and cons of rooting.


In Smartphone, if rooting comes to your mind and you are wondering if it is safe on your phone, here are the things you need to remember before performing any kind of rooting on your device. The term “rooting” is the process of removing the restrictions on your phone and giving you full access to the operating system.

Once your Android phone is rooted, the user has more control over the settings, features, and performance of the device. “Rooting” in Android is the equivalent of “jailbreaking” in iOS. Rooting actually means to get administrative privileges on the operating system and to give you full permissions to perform global changes. An Android phone runs an operating system designed for private and commercial use.

Like the majority of operating systems, several features have been disabled either for future use or to prevent an inexperienced user from causing permanent damage to the operating system. Rooting an Android device comes with the following disadvantages:

  • Voids the warranty – once you rooted your device, it automatically cancels the warranty. This prevents the device from getting serviced under the warranty.
  • Risk of bricking your device – when a phone is bricked, it is unusable.
  • Breaks the phone contract – this part depends on how you purchased your device. If the device is leased or you are making payments, rooting definitely breaks the contract with your carrier.
  • Poor performance – the objective of rooting is to enhance the performance. But there are users who have rooted their devices with the intention of speeding up the performance or add additional features found that their device lost both performance speed and features.
  • Viruses

Advantages of rooting:

  • Run special apps
  • Remove pre-installed apps
  • Free up memory
  • Custom ROMs
  • Extend phone life

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