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Old 04-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Should I root My Galaxy Pocket S5302


Should I root my Galaxy pocket (S5302). It is running Gingerbread, so will I be able to upgrade it? What If I decide to unroot it? Could I do that?

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:27 AM   #2
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Should I upgrade my Galaxy pocket (S5302). It is running Gingerbread, so will I be able to upgrade it? What If I decide to unroot it? Could I do that?
Do you want to root it or to unroot
 
Old 04-11-2013, 03:19 AM   #3
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Sorry My mistake. I typed Upgrade instead of root. So yeah I wanna root it but don't know weather it'll be ok or not?
 
Old 04-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #4
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Sorry My mistake. I typed Upgrade instead of root. So yeah I wanna root it but don't know weather it'll be ok or not?
Root privileged is like an administrator on your own device. Also this one broken warranty of your device.

Rooting is good if you know what you are doing on your phone.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 04:52 AM   #5
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http://www.ninjaromeo.com/root-samsu...-pocket-s5300/
 
Old 04-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Yeah! About that, It's for S5300, mine is 5302. Not that they are different phones.The 5302 is just the dual sim version of the phone so IS it Ok to Install the S5300's rom on it? wouldn't that cause any problem with the other sim or such?
 
Old 04-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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i think no, because rom for 5300 supports single sim only, but if you want to try, backup your recent rom via clockworkmod
 
Old 04-30-2013, 04:26 AM   #8
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I have taken a look around and there doesn't seem to be any root available yet for the S5302 (which is a bit strange), but there is a root for the S5300 see here: http://kindredcone.com/2013/04/30/ro...-how-to-guide/

As for rooting in general, it is just personal preference, but I say yes you should. If you are asking because you are worried about doing it, there isn't much to worry about if you follow the correct procedure. Learn what you have to do once you have root access such as backing up the EFS file etc. Then enjoy all the joys rooting has to offer. That is what owning a Linux/Android device is all about. Make the most of it!

Wait a few weeks and see if a root guide appears for the S5302 rather than going ahead and trying the S5300 guide. It shouldn't take too long for a root guide to appear for your device. Sometimes roots even become available before the device has been released.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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As for rooting in general, it is just personal preference, but I say yes you should. If you are asking because you are worried about doing it, there isn't much to worry about if you follow the correct procedure. Learn what you have to do once you have root access such as backing up the EFS file etc. Then enjoy all the joys rooting has to offer. That is what owning a Linux/Android device is all about. Make the most of it!

Wait a few weeks and see if a root guide appears for the S5302 rather than going ahead and trying the S5300 guide. It shouldn't take too long for a root guide to appear for your device. Sometimes roots even become available before the device has been released.
This raises the question: What do you have to gain by 'rooting' your device? What benefit is it?

I am highly dubious of someone who recommends this, 'just because'. If someone has to 'follow a procedure' in order to root their device, then that indicates to me that they really don't know enough about this stuff to gain anything from it. On an unrooted phone, it is trivially easy to back up any of your files and any apps you may have installed. Having the ability to back up the OS is really of no benefit, since you can easily download it from the phone vendor's website.

The only benefit of rooting your phone, as I see it, would be the ability to remove any pre-installed apps you may not use or like. And even then, this is of no real benefit because most of that stuff is installed on the 'system' partition, which is separate from the storage space on the phone that is used when you install apps. When you install apps, they go on the 'data' partition or the sdcard because the system partition is mounted in read-only mode.

In the old days, you could gain the ability to USB-tether your device. Nowadays, this is easily enabled on an unrooted phone.

Beware that by 'rooting,' you are opening the phone up to all sorts of malicious attacks. Yes, it gives you 'full control' of the phone... but to my mind, the negatives outweigh the positives.

If you don't know how to use the Linux command line and aren't willing to learn it, then this is of no real benefit to you.

Furthermore, the issues I have with this are compounded by the fact that there is no real 'safe' way to root your phone. You can either exploit a security hole (which is a dubious practise at best) or re-flash it with a hacked ROM. If you don't know enough to create your own hacked ROM, then you are really asking for trouble by using someone else's. Anyhow, many of the security holes have long been patched. You can't run SuperOneClick on any of the latest versions of Android, because it won't work. None of the authors of the exploits which have been published to date have chosen to release their source code. This is most likely because they didn't want Google to know which hole they chose to exploit, but also has the side effect of preventing anyone from knowing what the program is actually doing.

After all of that, if you still absolutely must do this, the only real 'safe' way is to read and learn how to rip and modify your phone's existing ROM and then flash it back.

To my way of thinking, the very fact that the OP is asking this question tells me that he probably shouldn't do it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
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Personally, I don't like rooting phones especially if they're new or expensive models. Second, you have to be cautious of those unknown rooting packages you install because it could have malicious code in them. LASTLY, if rooting is done wrong, your phone can end up as a brick.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #11
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Personally... "I buy a phone to be one thing only ...

... "a telephone!"

I don't do a damm thing to it that my telephone-company (sux... just like yours) doesn't tell me to do. (Which, by the way, is "nothing.")

I do have a couple of old-phones ... iPhones #1 and #2 ... that I rather routinely "poke around in," because I no longer depend on those devices ... like ... "to make phone calls with."
 
Old 05-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #12
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Sure you can root and unroot when ever you want but keep in mind, you might ruin your device..
so, be careful..
 
Old 05-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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using my galaxy s2 as a wifi router is the only benefit to rooting i found thus far.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:50 PM   #14
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using my galaxy s2 as a wifi router is the only benefit to rooting i found thus far.
You can do that without root from Gingerbread onwards.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #15
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i am using un-named rom (which is based on android gingerbread) and i think that required root (of coarse i mean without having to pay sprint an extra $30/mo for 4g mobile hotspot )
 
  


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