Jimmy McGee · Nov 20, 2012 at 02:00 pm

This is Why XDA-Developers.com Roots Android – XDA Developer TV

Recently, Jamie Condliffe of Gizmodo posted an article asking why anyone would want to root their stock Android device. Our recent news that we published regarding the Nexus 4 being rooted prompted the question.

Condliffe asks, “What are the amazingly useful features you can only access by rooting a Nexus 4? And are they worth the effort, when you already have a great, clean install of Android on your handset in the first place? Tell us”

Who better to answer this question than our own wireless device freedom advocate and XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch. In this video azrienoch “tells them” why rooting is worth the effort. Check out what azrienoch has to say.

Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.


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JimmyMcGee is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View JimmyMcGee's posts and articles here.
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