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is rooting still a thing?
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>2016
>muh freedom
>trips Knox
>muh samshit pay

So, /g/ why did you root?
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Mainly for adaway and to remove pre-installed shit.
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>>52515920
>caring about knox
>using samshit pay
>using samsung at all
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>>52515920
And this is the reason why I prefer root by exploit. Manufactures are ruining it with their stupid triggers.
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Is samdung pay a meme?
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>>52516052
pretty much this

why would i want a phone with useless bloat "features"
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>>52515920
Adaway and because motorola won't update my moto g lte anymore
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X P O S E D
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>>52515920
I don't. I flash CyanogenMod.
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>rooting
>not jailbreaking
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using a proprietary program to exploit your phone to enable root is sketchy as fuck.

>>52517253
this
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>>52515920
>is rooting still a thing?
you can't install xprivacy otherwise.
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>>52517253
>CyanogenMod

How do I know what build is good for my device? there're like a gazillion different versions:
https://download.cyanogenmod.org/

It doesn't seem to be on the list (it's a NGM DR3 by the way).
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>>52519273
If it's not on the list there, it's not officially supported. Check xda for unofficial builds
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>>52515920
Enjoy Metasploit in full force.
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>>52519385
Doesn't look like they have any compatible, I almost regret buying this piece of plastic tbqh.
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>>52519440
Never buy a phone without strong third-party ROM support (mainly CM).
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>>52517253
You need Root to flash CM most of the time tho
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>why did you root?

To delete Google shit
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>>52516052
What's wrong with samsung pay?

>>52517253
Why do people always go with the shittiest, bloatiest ROM? I'd understand if it was a last resort, but the way people keep gloating about it seems otherwise.
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>>52519237
>xprivacy
Nice placebo.
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>>52519890
what's good about samsung pay?
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>>52519936
It emulates credit cards?
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>>52519909
>using your brain
Nice placebo.
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>>52519959
So what? Are you going to stop carrying your wallet around? Doubtful considering you still need a drivers license most of the time.

Not to mention
>go to the bar
>try to open a tab
>"ok anon, I need your credit card"
>"uhhhh, my credit card is on my phone"
>"then you're not opening a tab"
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>>52519975
Answer my first question.
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>>52519749
Only if you're doing it the "hold my hand" way.
The only possible excuse for requiring root prior to flashing another ROM is to put a different Recovery on there... Which can be done by direct flashing. Just like the ROM could be.

Unless you're circumventing a locked BL. That's a whole different beast.
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>>52519890
Sam pay is literally useless. CM is baby's first ROM.
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>>52519989
>what's bad about samsung pay
If you root your phone you can't use it. Happy?
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>>52520009
name something better than cm other than replicant
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>>52520043
Replicant is worse. Better roms are slim and euphoria.
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>>52520022
What's bad about samsung pay itself?

>>52520043
>implying replicant isn't 100x worse
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>>52515920
Because it's my phone. Why shouldn't I be able to modify the root directory as I see fit?
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>>52520073
>Closed source proprietary software that self destructs if you try to take a peak at it and wants you to supply it with all of your financial information
Gee, no idea what could possibly be wrong with that
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>>52520065
>Better roms are slim and euphoria.
>euphoria
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I remember my nexus one. What a piece of shit.
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>>52520096
Yeah, it's well aware of that, their boot logo is literally tipping you. The ROM is almost perfect, all features are there. the least bloated I've ever seen. Even less than pure AOSP.
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>ads. fucking tons of ads.
Pretty much this. I have pretty much full freedom to do whatever the fuck I want with my phone. I paid several hundred dollars for it so I expect some courtesy extended to do as I please with the device. Root = no ads. The wireless pay concept is trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist yet. A good solution would be to make the ID do everything. Pay bills. Be a metro pass. You name it. Whatever a smart card could do it would do. It needs to be centralized.
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You mean there are people that don't root when they know how to?
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>>52520133
Thanks, I may give it a look, in spite of the name :^)
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>>52520197
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>>52520305
>using the smiley with a carat nose
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>>52520456
Carrot nose you mean
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>>52515920
YouTube adaway
Android Marshmallow
Ricing needs
Lucky Patcher
Minminguard
Xposed
YouTube Background playback
Greenify
Amplify
Xprivacy
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>>52515920
For free tethering and ad blocking.
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>>52515920
To do more than an iPhone can when it's jailbroken.

Nice troll thread though OP.

:^)
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>>52517253
This, also because I got used to all the benefits of it from the early android days, when lagdroid was truly an apt name for it and you had to do a hundred things for it to work decently.
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Anyone here happen to own an Xperia Z1s or Z3 and can tell me if they have ever rooted and how they like it? I currently have a Z5 now and have always loved Sonys stock ROM over Samsungs and other android devices. But I have these phones laying around and if I can do some interesting things with them then I would love to hear about it.
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>>52520634
Protip: If your carrier simply imposes the restriction on the built-in tethering option through use of an app that kills any process using it (for example, my carrier's "Synchronoss TEDC"), you can simply use ADB from a computer to disable/block the app even if they "prevented" that from the Applications page.
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>>52520321
technigger doesn't root?
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>>52520703
I have a Note 5 and Z3.
Stock Rom with xposed is amazing on the Z3 since the Xperia Rom is so light that gravitybox is all you need.

This note 5 is only a day old but holy shit I already hate touchwiz.
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>>52521227
What carrier? Im on verizon so i believed im SOL with rooting.
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>>52521227
Do you have root on the note 5
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>>52521368
Yeah, but I'm still on stock cause I like all the s pen stuff. My titanium backup stuff doesn't work when I transferred from the Z3 to the Note, you think it's cause I'm going from 32 to 64 bit?

>>52521292
Rogers, unlockable bootloader
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>>52521463
I'm not sure about that, but I don't use TB. Does it make a disk image like a backup through recovery does? If so, it wouldn't work.
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>>52521528
You can set it to make a zip or backup the apk+data
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>>52520649
>using the smiley with a carat nose
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It's sad how you have to root android to restore basic functionality like write access to sd cards and adblocking
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Bloatware is fucking bullshit
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I had my Verizon Note 3 rooted. Installed safestrap recovery as a side load, greenified apps and removed all boost. Xposed framework with xprivacy. I know my current Stylo has root and recovery available for it but honestly have not felt the need to bother yet, maybe if ROM development picks up.
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>>52522043
>write access to sd cards

Huh? This is doable out of the box.
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>>52519719
i failed to do this by buying a huawei ascend mate 7
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>>52522106
I can't write to my sd card
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>is rooting still a thing?
Yes... why wouldn't it be?

>So, /g/ why did you root?
I have administrative access on all of my computers by default. I see no reason why this should not also extend to my phone, if it is to be used as a general computing device.

My main uses for it are AdAway, Logcat Root, and occasional chroot needs (Debian in a chroot jail).

>>52517253

Anon... installing Cyanogenmod gives you a superuser binary. You already have root. You just need to enable it in the settings if you want to use it for anything.
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>>52522144
Dunno what that's about. Posting from my tablet which has a 32gb S4s card to save all my stuff to.

That looks like LG. My phone is a Stylo on 5.1.1 with 64gb ad and it writes fine. It's the default storage for my camera and I manually moved ask my picture galleries when to it when internal storage was running low.

Both sd cards are nothing special either. Microcenter class 10s.
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>>52522181
I thought I couldn't, but I just never tried, since my file manager app was being dumb
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What are the benefits of using CM over muh almost stock moto g Android?
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>>52515920
Only to use AdAway
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>>52515920
To put spying shit on it so I can spy on people using credit cards on their 500$ Facebook machines.
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Because i'm a power user.
I use my electronics to there full potential, my phone is no exception.
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Because i don't want bloatware on my phone.
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>>52515920
OGYoutube
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Has anyone rooted an S5? Is CF-Auto-Root a good method to do so? Literally want to be able to access the SD card through apps, so don't care about new ROMs or firmware.
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It's that easy to root Sailfish.
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>>52524525
>540x960
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>>52520613
> what is newpipe
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=tube&fdid=org.schabi.newpipe
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>>52520703
I have a z2 and only felt the need to root it with Sony's vanilla Rom (no carrier bloat). It is good, felt little need to go install whatever else off xda.
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i root for viper4android, kernel tuner and for remove some apps from distributor
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I'm trying to download the Android OS to downgrade my phone. I'm using a Sony Xperia M.
I've downloaded C1905_Moneylatentoi__15.1.C.2.8_world.zip.ftf, and C2005_15.2.A.2.5_CE.ftf, but neither seem to work when I try to flash.

Is anybody able to link me to a download page to download another version of these OS.
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