Android Rooting Forum discussion about general android root development.
So, we all know that rooted devices are more open to customization and such. What are some of the things that you do to take advantage of a rooted device? Are there special scripts or apps that you put on there? Did you find version of Android that you prefer to the one that came with your device? If so, what about it do you like better? There's a lot of general threads on why to root, but nothing specific that I've noticed about taking advantage of rooting.
I would find a good ROM to try out and use. ROMs have much more functionality and customization than Google's stock firmware. I usually explore XDA-Developers and see any ROM that suits my tastes. I'll also try out some mods and themes.
There are device-optimizations scripts as well, such as Supercharger V6, GPS-Lock Optimizations, ad removers, and much more.
I would recommend XDA-Developers forum, that's where all rooted android developers release and talk about their mods and tweaks and etc.
When looking for ROMs, do I need to find one specific to my device, or would I need to find device drivers after putting the ROM on? I'm familiar with changing the OS on a desktop or laptop, but I'm still a tablet newbie.
Aside from just going through XDA and browsing through there, are the any other recommendations?
Do a search for ROOT on the Play, or other, android stores, and you'll find quite a few apps that need this. It can help you get rid of certain manufacturer installed apps that you maybe don't want.
First, I want to know what is meant by rooting.
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The reason that I root is to install a custom ROM and then remove any of the unnecessary junk that comes installed, the HTC stuff, Facebook etc. I don't like having my phone cluttered up with apps that I'll never use, being rooted gives me the freedom to remove them.