Android users get a lot more freedom and "free" stuff than iOS users as I'm sure you've found out. iOS users need to jailbreak to get stuff like "call blocking" free where it's given to Android users. iOS people need to pay their carriers like $5/month extra to do that.I've had my S3 for almost a year. I had originally jailbroken all my "i" devices to get to/from mass storage and make it play nice with other devices but every time a new release came around the exploit was closed and I was back to square one. I haven't found a reason TO root my S3. There isn't any function I've not been able to perform yet, and I use my S3 for just about everything except making phone calls.
Heart Rate Monitor
Voice from ebooks
Home Theater controller
Live 365 bluetooth car music streaming
Really not much of an issue if you are capable of following directions. For a mainstream device, stick to the stickied threads on XDA and you are unlikely to have irreversible issues.I guess the only other issue, maybe a take off of my prior post, is if you completely brick your phone. The acronym SOL then comes to mind :biggrin:
Hmm, I AM a programmer, 40+ years now, and having rooted numerous devices, including Barnes and Noble Nooks, I am pretty familiar with the XDA site. Perusing said site, you will find plenty of threads where people have followed directions and still had issues. One could say they did not follow them directly, others, myself included, would say that in some cases the directions are rather cryptic and lend themselves to misinterpretation. One issue that occurs not infrequently is that some "trible knowledge" is required to have the correct interpretation.Really not much of an issue if you are capable of following directions. For a mainstream device, stick to the stickied threads on XDA and you are unlikely to have irreversible issues.
Rich, MY wife is not a Nat'l Level Bridge player, but she works with very complex medical equipment, and has for years. Blood gas analyzers and such. She has EXACTLY the same issue with remotes, and even with things like CTRL-C for "copy" in email. Drives me nuts, as she is most certainly more than technically competent. You sure hit the nail on the head, in my opinion, with your first statement regarding "innate understanding".I think it depends on one's innate understanding of what's going on. ....
My wife, who is a national level bridge player with over 6000 master points who has played with and against Bill Gates, Omar Sherif and with Supreme Court Justice Stevens and his wife can't even change the 'source' of cable signal on the TV in the kitchen. The controller button says 'source' and you use either the up or down tab on the rosette in the center of the controller. "WHO CHANGED THE CABLE BOX FROM THE BEDROOM?" (as if she didn't know...we live alone) So I come upstairs and switch it...for the one hundredth time. :actions1::actions1:
THAT's a bit extreme, don't you think? At first I thought it meant that if you cheered for your device enough, it would just happen .... :wink:I guess I'm the only one who thought "rooting" meant throwing it on the ground in frustration and stomping it into the turf :redface: From personal experience I can say they don't replace them for free after that form of rooting...
Amen. I gave up asking Photoshop questions on photographic web sites years ago. Every single answer omitted critical understood (tribal knowledge) sub-processes the explainer assumed you knew. Sort of like saying "We'll do some flying together. I'll meet you on the 270 TACAN radial at 10,000 feet." Of course the recipient of the instructions would have to know how to start, taxi, get takeoff clearance, and fly the plane to that location.... One could say they did not follow them directly, others, myself included, would say that in some cases the directions are rather cryptic and lend themselves to misinterpretation. One issue that occurs not infrequently is that some "trible knowledge" is required to have the correct interpretation.
I have 1 valid reason not to root my S3 -- I have installed Good (for corporate emails) and my employer will revoke access for rooted devices. But as others have said, I have no reason to root my S3 as I can install all the apps that I need for my use.I must say that when I first got my S3 I was a bit nervous about rooting it, but after doing it I can't find any valid reasons to not root your phone. Plugged a few security holes and got rid of ads.