Should You Root Your Android Device?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by lotuseclat79, May 15, 2014.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Should You Root Your Android Device?.

    -- Tom
     
  2. Z32

    Z32 Registered Member

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    Good overview.
    For me, any day of the week. It's the only way I can use Avast's Anti-Theft and Firewall features to their full extent.

    Armed with a rooted Samsung phone and having tried a few custom ROMs and recoveries, I've gone back to the stock ROM for my phone/region. SamMobile has a repository of all builds, so it's been easy to find one without burnt-in bloatware.
     
  3. PaulyDefran

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    Yes, I'd argue root allows more security - you can change pre-boot encryption pass, re-lock bootloader, use firewalls, spoof MACs etc...
     
  4. tlu

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    Generally rooting your phone is a no-go. Granting root access to specific trustworthy apps via, e.g., Superuser in Caynogenmod, is a must. Otherwise apps like Adaway, AdblockPlus or AFWall+ wouldn't be usable.
     
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  5. J_L

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    AdBlock Plus would be usable without root, but I prefer FoolDNS. Personally, I can work can work fine without root, so no need for another step.
     
  6. Less

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    yes, in order to install firewall, adaway, xposed framework, titanium backup..
     
  7. J_L

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    Which firewall? There are non-root ones nowadays.
     
  8. tlu

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    Only in a limited way:

     
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