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Old 03-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Reason to root?

I find it interesting that the PS-T1 can be rooted as it does. I am not the owner of a smart phone (never found a need) thus I have no real experience with android. I am not a facebook, social media user either. So this leads me to the question of what is the advantage of rooting my PRS-T1?

I have no problems with the current font selection or the collections on my PRS-T1. Thus, file system/OS wise I do not see an advantage. This seems to leave running applications as only real reason to root. But, what applications make it worth doing? Given the limitations of E-ink I can only assume games are pretty much out. Besides I bought the device primarily to read not play Fruit Ninja. I will say I have used my PRS-T1 on two occasions to send email via gmail.

I do see disadvantages in battery life and the potential to brick my reader.Note I am not trying to sound negative and, as a programmer, I certainly understand accomplishing something for the sake of doing it. I am genuinely interested to know that advantage of worthwhile apps for rooting.

PS: If it allows the temporary disabling of the touch screen for speed reading that may compel me.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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Everyone has personal reasons, and for some people I'm sure there is no reason to root at all.

For me, it was worth doing so that I could use it to access email in an emergency when traveling. I can't do that with the phone I have. It's come in extremely useful on multiple occasions for that purpose.

Since I had it rooted already for the email access, I went ahead and installed some other apps -- puzzle games (not animated, so they work fine on e-ink), an improved PDF reader, and an app to transfer files more easily from the internet to my reader, to name a few. I don't use them every day, or even every week, but I'm glad to have them.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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I like having the coolreader and the fbreader apps, as well as the dropbox app. That way I can read a few more formats and choose the reading app I like best.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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i have rooted my t1 for reading mangas and comics with perfect viewer and then i discovered dropbox,that is very handy
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