Posted by Jayce Ooi as Software
Why you should root Samsung Galaxy S II? Before using Samsung Galaxy S2, I am an Android HTC HD2 user. And all the custom ROMs for HTC HD2 are rooted by default. Therefore, I don’t have any issue to use Android applications that require root access. Here are my top reasons why you should to root Samsung Galaxy S2.
Backup & restore application and data
Titanium Backup is the must installed Android application for rooted Android phone. It helps to backup your Android applications and data. Restore them when needed. You can even schedule the backup. You don’t want to loss any important data, right?
No more advertisements
Addicted to ad-supported free games like Angry Birds? You can turn it into a full version game without advertisement with AdFree Android. AdFree removes most ads in the browser and other applications by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file. Yeah… No more advertisements.
Improve user experience with custom modification
Ability to use improved modified built in Android application. For example, a mod SGS2 camera that enable feature like hold volume key to focus and release to shoot. You need root access to replace the existing camera application. Or disable full battery charged notification by changing the system configuration.
Remove unneeded bloatware system applications
Certain bloatware system applications / services eat your phone CPU, memory, data and battery. You can improve your phone performance by disabling them. App Quarantine (ROOT) is the application that you can help you to do so.
Better and faster custom firmware
You don’t get it with rooting but with CF-Root that you installed bring along ClockworkMod recovery (CWM). CWM allows you to install better and faster custom firmware. No need to wait for official firmware release and try out the latest and greatest custom firmware out there.
Speed up CPU and improve battery life
SetCPU for Root Users is a tool for changing the CPU settings. You can use it to improve performance or save battery. Overclock Samsung Galaxy S2 from 1.2 GHz to 1.6 GHz to improve overall performance. Or undervolting to save even more battery.
Faster GPS signal lock
FasterFix enhances your GPS by using a more accurate time estimation from a NTP server near you. Personally, I select Malaysia NTP server as default. A great tool that can speed up GPS signal lock when you travel to other country.
Play Tegra, Snapdragon & PowerVR Games
Enjoy Tegra, Snapdragon & PowerVR games with help from Chainfire3D plugins. A must installed application for Samsung Galaxy S2.
Enable MSAA on OpenGL 3D Games
Hardcore gamers, Chainfire3D Pro is the must installed Android application on your SGS2. It will help to enable Multi-Sampling Anti-Aliasing feature on 3D OpenGL games.
Improve Super AMOLED Plus Display
Voodoo ScreenTune will make your Samsung Galaxy S2 Super AMOLED Plus Display looks better and lesser colour banding issue.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S II
Free your Samsung Galaxy S2 with Galaxy S2 SIM Unlock App for those locked SGS2. Don’t bond yourself with only 1 telco SIM card.
Block Internet access with firewall
Restrict certain Android application from accessing Internet. Improve battery life too with lesser Android application accessing data connection. DroidWall is the Android firewall application that you need.
Access to other region Android Market
Google Maps is not available at Android Market in Malaysia. I cannot access to Android applications which assign to non-Malaysia country only. Market Enabler helps to solve this issue.
Screen standby on MHL / HDMI mirroring
Screen Standby switches off the screen temporarily without actually putting the phone into sleep mode. Great for saving your battery and avoids heating to prolong battery life while enjoy games and movie though MHL / HDMI mirroring on TV.
Interested? Follow this guide to root Samsung Galaxy S2 ~ How to root Samsung Galaxy S2 with CF-Root? (Video)