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    (Original post by Young Spade)
    Well generally, they don't want root access. Root access allows you to actually look into the "root" of the folder, somewhat similar to being able to look into the C drive on the computer. They want you to be restricted to the "my documents" folder, if that makes any sense.

    Root access allows things like sideloading (which ATT and I think another doesn't allow) which can lead to people downloading cracked apps (which isn't always the case if you go to XDA). You can also tether without the required plan. Of course, we don't all do this but it is a nice add on.

    Aside from that, there are other applications that require root, such as setcpu which gives you complete control over the CPU speeds, allowing you to limit it to conceive battery life and things like that. You also can use applications like Titanium backup, which allows you to create replica backups of applications and their data, which is amazing for games and other programs.

    Now with root you have access to things like ROMs and kernels. Roms in a sense would be the.... version of windows per say. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy phones over here in the states shipped with 2.1 and just now got 2.2. If you rooted the phone, you could install a custom rom with an actual version of 2.2 WITH an underlying kernel that allowed for overclocking and things of that nature.

    The ROM was the update or shell with 2.1/2.2/2.3(eg, Cryogenmod) and the kernel is the underlying framework that controls how the phone is run. If you get the right programs and some common knowledge, you can swap between ROMs and kernels with relative ease giving you amazing control over your device.

    So that's it in a nutshell, it basically gives you so much more control over the device. The whole... I guess rationale behind doing all of this is that generally (and pretty much everyone who does this can back me up on this one) the ROMs and kernels created by people (a TON over at XDA) are amazingly better than what the companies are giving us. There are major ones like Cryogen Mod that gives 2.3 functionality and a TON of features to tens of phones.... it really opens things up.

    If you're interested or have any more questions or are looking for some guidance, drop me a PM, I'd be happy to help I've been using ROMs and everything for about 7 months now so I can help out if you need it.
    Thanks for the detailed reply. I've actually been using custom ROMs since I got my phone about half a year ago as well, but just didn't know why they wanted to prevent people from doing so.
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    Anyone's HTC Desire HD buggy lately, I got problems all over the os.
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    Orange San Francisco now £69.99.

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    I would be jelly, but mine was free :ahee:
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    (Original post by Young Spade)
    Oh wow. HTC though? Really? Things are really going down hill here for us over at XDA :/ I can see why they don't want people going in and hacking the phones, however if they just made them that good from the beginning, I don't think we would have to go through all of this trouble

    Meh, I like rooted functionality; if people didn't use it to steal games from the marketplace I don't think it would be that frowned upon either. Well that and the whole unofficial tethering thing. I honestly love it. If it weren't for "greedy" carriers and money hungry companies, we wouldn't have half of these problems. Rooting and hacking the phone doesn't give you "infinite" minutes or data, it doesn't alter anything that the carriers are doing at all aside from give us tethering functionality.
    Rooting doesn't make pirating apps any easier... this isn't IOS.
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    (Original post by GrandMasterMalav)
    Anyone's HTC Desire HD buggy lately, I got problems all over the os.
    I've got the Legend and its the same, only master reset it on the 23rd April
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    This phone is amazing, no lag whatsoever and even on stock its so functional. Touchwiz 4 isn't even that bad anymore...I think the only problem is I might get a bit bored if there isn't anything to fix :p:
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    (Original post by bigmo7)


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    This phone is amazing, no lag whatsoever and even on stock its so functional. Touchwiz 4 isn't even that bad anymore...I think the only problem is I might get a bit bored if there isn't anything to fix :p:
    Jelly.


    Shame about the resolution though.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Jelly.


    Shame about the resolution though.
    I guess it is, not the end of the world though...the super AMOLED plus screen still looks amazing. I'm not sure why it doesn't have the same screen resolution as the Sensation. :K:
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    (Original post by bigmo7)


    :dice:

    This phone is amazing, no lag whatsoever and even on stock its so functional. Touchwiz 4 isn't even that bad anymore...I think the only problem is I might get a bit bored if there isn't anything to fix :p:
    Mine has been dispatched and should be with me tomorrow How are you finding the battery life? My Orange San Francisco can only get around 12 hours with medium use.
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    (Original post by RedGuy)
    Mine has been dispatched and should be with me tomorrow How are you finding the battery life? My Orange San Francisco can only get around 12 hours with medium use.
    I used it quite heavily today, managed to stay around 50% by the end. It's so thin and light, I was comparing it to the DHD and me and my mate couldn't believe it. Samsung have done a good job with this phone, some nifty features included too.
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    I used it quite heavily today, managed to stay around 50% by the end. It's so thin and light, I was comparing it to the DHD and me and my mate couldn't believe it. Samsung have done a good job with this phone, some nifty features included too.
    Nice. I finally went with an 18 month contract instead of a 24 months contract. 24 months just seems too long, and I am willing to pay a bit more for 18.

    http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobil...ternet/9637475
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    (Original post by RedGuy)
    Nice. I finally went with an 18 month contract instead of a 24 months contract. 24 months just seems too long, and I am willing to pay a bit more for 18.

    http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobil...ternet/9637475
    That's not bad, I went with the cheapest O2 contract I could find and put my Tesco SIM card in, the contract works out ~£320 over the two years but I don't intend on keeping it for that long...might pay it off as soon as the cashback comes through.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Thanks for the detailed reply. I've actually been using custom ROMs since I got my phone about half a year ago as well, but just didn't know why they wanted to prevent people from doing so.
    That's great. Glad I could help
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Rooting doesn't make pirating apps any easier... this isn't IOS.
    Can you pirate an application off of your phone without rooting?
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    (Original post by bigmo7)


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    This phone is amazing, no lag whatsoever and even on stock its so functional. Touchwiz 4 isn't even that bad anymore...I think the only problem is I might get a bit bored if there isn't anything to fix :p:
    There's always hacking and installing ROMs/kernels I honestly can't wait until they come over here to the states.
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    (Original post by Young Spade)
    Can you pirate an application off of your phone without rooting?
    Yes. You can install APK files with ease on most phones as standard.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Rooting doesn't make pirating apps any easier... this isn't IOS.
    Yeah it does. Some times. For instance, no need SU to disable the licence check part of SPB Shell 3D.

    Edit: Or to enable side loading of apps in the first place if your carrier is a ****.

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    Samsung Galaxy S II arrived today. Been playing around with it and decided to fire up a benchmark test. :eek:

 
 
 
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