how to root sgp5

Discussion in 'Android Rooting and Custom ROMs' started by kobun, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. kobun

    kobun New Member

    hi im new to android and this site i have a question if anyone can help me please i bought a galaxy player 5 a week ago and i read that you can root this device but i don't know how to start i have gingerbread 2.3.5

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  2. sherri

    sherri Well-Known Member

    Start with "why do you want to root"?

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  4. stevetaz

    stevetaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    An excellent question Sherri......
  5. kobun

    kobun New Member

    i want to see why to many people root their devices what are the benefits just curiosity

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  6. stevetaz

    stevetaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe you should do more reading to understand what rooting does for you. I believe that rooting also voids your warranty, which may not be the best thing for a brand new device.

    Are you happy with the way your device works? Does it do what you want? Are there things you would like to do with it or customize that you can't seem to do?

    Look into this a bit deeper to understand what rooting gives you the freedom to do before you jump in.

    Just my opinion.....
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    Some of the things rooting will allow you to do is:
    - Load a Custom ROM
    - Remove pre-installed system apps
    - Change system settings
    - Install themes

    Like Steve said, it does void your warranty, but if you are ok with that, and want to do some of the things listed then go for it.
  8. sherri

    sherri Well-Known Member

    Most of you know why I rooted my OG Droid. I really want going to root the tablet. I like the Touch Wiz Launcher.....didn't have a lot of "bloat"...I rooted it this because the screen wouldn't rotate in too many apps. I tend to use it in portrait mode, and tablets were meant to work best in landscape....

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  9. kobun

    kobun New Member

    thanks for the comments
    I want to get rid of some of the system apps and get cyanogen, I think this is how is called I'm not to worry about my warranty and try to install ics on my galaxy player and emulators

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  10. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure there is am ICS Rom for the Galaxy Player...yet

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