Android Authority On Air – Episode 19 – To root or not to root

July 6, 2012
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    This week on Android Authority On Air we’ll try not to rage or voice our opinions too much over this weeks Patent Wars segment. The Galaxy Nexus has been banned in the US. You can’t even buy it from the Google Play Store. And that Android fans, has us fuming. We’ll try not to talk about #boycottapple too much as we have many other issues to discuss. From Amazon phone rumors, to CM10, to the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean information, all is not doom and gloom this week.

    Rising out of the sadness of the Galaxy Nexus being banned raised some pretty tough questions this week for many Android fans. Now that Jelly Bean is available through for the Galaxy Nexus for root users and those who attended Google I/O12, should you root it. Many users this week new to rooting their devices decided that enough was enough and took matters into their own hands for the very first time. Others were tempted by the buttery goodness of Jelly Bean, but held their ground, staying stock.

    Tune in tonight at 9:30pm ET and watch us LIVE on our Google+ Page!

    This weeks featured discussion: Should you root your phone? (Or tablet for that matter). Why do people do it? What are the benefits of doing it? And, most important to some, are there any cons? If you’re sitting on the fence with this one, be sure to join in on the live discussion and get your questions answered.

    Miss the show? Watch or listen below.

    Links:

    Could Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet start shipping next week?
    Camera launcher app for Google Nexus 7 released on Play Store
    Amazon smartphone to launch soon, in 2012
    CruzerLite announces Android themed t-shirts and plushies
    CyanogenMod talks Jelly Bean and CM10
    Galaxy Nexus sales ban confirmed, sales to resume next week with Jelly Bean update on board
    Samsung to break profit records, have they shipped 50 M phones in Q2?
    HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is now available at Verizon for $149.99
    Jelly Bean’s Voice Search flexes its muscles and accurately answers 20 new questions (video)
    All Verizon tablets will sold without contract
    Google Now hack available for rooted devices running AOSP-based ROMs
    HTC scores victory against Apple’s ridiculous patent war-mongering in UKGalaxy Nexus sales ban in effect as Samsung appeal is denied, Google working on software fix
    Rumor: Google releasing 10″ Android tablet this fall
    Nexus 7 ghosting issues affect some displays, is it a widespread problem?
    Jelly Bean’s voice search rocks with answers to 40+ questions (video)
    Apple’s request for emergency ban on HTC phones in U.S. denied
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250: Upgrading to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build JRN84D
    Latest trend of Google+ is #BoycottApple
    How To: Setup, Configure, and use Google Now
    Samsung, Google stand united against Apple in patent fight

    Comments

    • http://www.facebook.com/kay.own90 Khairol Helmi Taharim

      I have a question. Is the rooting in reverseable?and how about the waranty?
      sorry for my bad english

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesus.barajas.96 Jesus Barajas

        Yes rooting is reversible and it does void your warranty but if you unroot it before returning it they wont know that you have rooted and the warranty is still valid

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