Rooting the phone was completely successful (Froyo version 2.2.1) I got rid of all of that "bloatware" and installed some apps that allowed the phone to do things that it wouldn't do pre-root. As the bloatware doesn't run in the background, the phone is faster and easier to use. Be mindful of what apps you delete upon rooting, as it may alter some of the desired function of the phone. In addition, if the user installs a factory software update, it may revert the phone back to its unrooted state.
congrats. that's exactly why many people choose to root their phone.
I believe if you pay so much money for a phone the option to remove "Bloatware" should be a given... We shouldn't have to resort too rooting to remove it.. Almost ALL bloatware remains unused and can be downloaded from the Market to begin with...
Hey, just got T-Mobolile Galaxy 4G. No 4G after 2 weeks. Should I ROOT? AND hOW?
You can root using a program called SuperOneClick (Just google it) set your phone to USB Debug Mode, plug in USB and click ROOT in SuperOneClick the rest is all automated from there.
As for the 4G are you pretty sure you got 4G coverage in your area?
Is there a thread about how and WHICH applications can be safely removed form tht GS4G without bricking the phone!?
Rooting isn't the difficult issue, the problem lies with the removal of software that you don't THINK is required!
On the Galaxy S 4G, it's easy to figure out which software to safely delete. The only program I deleted that is kind of built into the phone's OS was DriveSmart. I thought it was lame, but I could still use TeleNav, Navigation and other programs that do a bunch of things that the phone did before rooting and that I wanted to keep.
T-Mobile TV (which I feel was a waste of time and energy to create), Gmail, Facebook (most would probably want to keep this on their phone, but shouldn't be obligated to do so), Layar (another lame program that T-Mobile felt was cool), Slacker, Kindle and T-Mobile visual voicemail were the ones I deleted. Phone works better than it ever has, and (since I installed other apps for rooted phones) it does a couple of new, very cool things.
T-Mobile prostitutes themselves (as do others) by way of taking money from lame software programmers in return for locking certain programs on phones people buy. It's like ordering off of the menu, and not being able to ask for substitutions.
I rooted my phone aswell basically to use Root Explorer and MyBackUp Pro and QuickBoot (so I can easily "reboot" instead of powering off the phone).
It is just hard to keep up with rooting on a Mac. I have to go through heimdall which is a pain! Any alternative route to take besides Terminal?
Yes, I have 4G service in my city, and my phone connects to it and uses it in the same manner as it did pre-root. I can't see why anyone wouldn't root their phone, unless they enjoy having apps forced upon them and / or if they want their phone not to perform functions that it has the capability of performing.
Don't uninstall telenav it may cause problems with gps, or so i hear...
I'm happy to see AirSync and the companion app removed on the official GB build but Telenav is definitely a problem as it's constantly running in the background when I don't even use it.
Will Gingerbread make rooting with the lag fix irrelevant? I am getting a new Galaxy S 4G and I am definitely going to upgrade the OS to Gingerbread, but will Gingerbread fix the lag problem?
So. I removed telenav and don't notice any issues with GPS. Anyone else have problems?
Kevlarian, did you use superoneclick to root and if so, which version. Also, is your phone upgraded to gingerbread?
I did use SuperOneClick. The 'latest' version... I'll have to check, and I did root it AFTER I upgraded to Gingerbread.
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