What’s The Longest You’ve Gone Without Rooting or Flashing?

What’s The Longest You’ve Gone Without Rooting or Flashing?

For some people, rooting comes and goes. Sometimes we claim to be satisfied with a new phone, pretending it has everything we need. After the honeymoon phase ends, we often fall back onto old habits and quickly want our old root features back — from adaway to Xposed. Eventually, the stock ROM might become boring altogether, prompting us to look for better battery life, performance or features through custom ROMs or Kernels. And every now and then, we go to stock for a big new update and don’t root for a while.

What is the longest you’ve gone without rooting or flashing a phone? Do you do this soon after getting a new phone, or do you wait until you get a feel for your new hardware first?

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Mario Tomás Serrafero
Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. Quantifying smartphone metrics and creating benchmarks are his favorite hobbies. Mario holds a Bachelor's in Mathematics and currently spends most of his time classifying cat and dog pictures as a Data Science graduate student.