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Old 07-25-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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You can use your phone like that too. Especially if you root it
Yep.. but people still pay extra for that..
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, not many companies charge extra for that today. Verizon doesn't (used to). T-Mobile doesn't (used to). It just uses your data.
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:40 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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What does "root it" mean?
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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In layman's terms: Hack it.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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yep open the phone OS to put your own rom on them.. xda developers is your resource to learn more.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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yep open the phone OS to put your own rom on them.. xda developers is your resource to learn more.
Rooting and installing a custom ROM aren't the same thing. You can root the factory installed OS on most phones at some point.
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Old 07-27-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Rooting is giving yourself full unrestricted access to the phone's OS. There are many reasons why you may want root access that has nothing to do with wanting to load custom ROMs. The most common is removing carrier bloat that you cannot remove unless you have root. Do note that rooting will void your warranty and possibly prevent your phone from getting updates. Some phones are easier to root than others but doing it incorrectly can brick your phone.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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Good solid routers are available4for less than $10. I cruise the thrift shops for the Linksys WRT54 and it's variants. I usually buy them for <$3. Re-flash them with free dd-WRT firmware https://dd-wrt.com/ and you have an enterprise grade wireless router.installation steps are available on the net in many places or you can buy one already flashed on eBay. BTW this router is over 20 year old and CISCO is still making them. It's a classic.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Cisco does not still make those...
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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Rooting is giving yourself full unrestricted access to the phone's OS. There are many reasons why you may want root access that has nothing to do with wanting to load custom ROMs. The most common is removing carrier bloat that you cannot remove unless you have root. Do note that rooting will void your warranty and possibly prevent your phone from getting updates. Some phones are easier to root than others but doing it incorrectly can brick your phone.
Yep, thus why i point to the site for them to learn and grow. If im going to root my phone, im going to put my own OS on it. Hate this branded sh they put on it. Pure droid is best way, and always updated. Faster then the carrier does for sure!

like now i have PIE on my s8..
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