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Tuesday Poll: Rooted or Non-rooted?

Every six months or so we like to run this poll to get an idea as to how many of our readers are living in the land of the superusers.  And this time, we’re going to do something similar to the poll we ran a few weeks back, when we asked users which ROM they were using.  We want to create more of those fancy charts, so along with answering the poll, we also want you to list out the device you are currently running in the comments with your root-status.

Rooted or Non-Rooted?

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  • http://bit.ly/9q5tuE Almighty1

    Motorola Droid 1 FRG83G

  • msug

    og droid cm 7 rc2

  • Mike

    I’m rooted now, can I change my vote real quick?? haha

  • Droid Future

    Rooted. Motorola Droid OG running Project Elite V5.0.2 Epic Blue Redux

  • trumpet444

    compare this with the last root/not root poll. april 27th of last year. results flipped dramatically http://www.droid-life.com/2010/04/27/tuesday-poll-rooted-not-rooted/#comment-47056697

  • Drew

    Rooted. Droid X ApeX 1.4.1 with REVOlution by Manup456 theme!

  • Lance_rhoads

    Dx liberty 1.5 clocked at 1.25

  • Anonymous

    I pity the 2000+ fools who haven’t rooted their Android phones.

  • Whats_shakin_

    Original Droid rooted GPA 13 (Thanks Pete!)

  • Whats_shakin_

    Original Droid rooted GPA 13 (Thanks Pete!)

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Blacklobo

    Original Droid
    – Rooted
    — Simply Stunning 5.01

  • Anonymous

    I choose rooted (Dinc), and have done many custom roms, but I am currently at a stock rom (rooted). I’m only rooted because I don’t like the stupid idea of paying to use my phone for internet access. I am currently not satisified with the roms available, since there is an issue with most of the Gingerbread and beyond ports, “Z” ports, New Sense ports, etc. I felt that the stock sense was nice and stable for now.

    Don’t get me wrong– I have huge (mad?) respect for Android devs. I just feel like they are so overwhelmed now that they can’t get things 100%. A weakness of agile development. As a developer myself, I have some interest in Rom’ing, but am scared at the thought of how much work that will drag me underneath.

  • Mjsplicer78

    Rooted DX-had I known how bad the bootloader issue was it would’ve been Droid Inc tho

  • AC

    Non rooted thanks to Motorola. Rock’n the Canadian Milestone.

  • Emily

    Droid2, vzw replacement for the droid i droped

  • http://twitter.com/jayefef Jose Franco

    Non-rooted, DROID Incredible

  • Kiara23

    I’m new to smartphones and I have a Droid Incredible and I keep hearing about rooting your phone. What does it mean to root your phone? Is it better to have an rooted phone?

  • http://twitter.com/jdawgc jdawgc

    OG Droid with Project Elite 5 (and the Honeycomb theme).

  • Chris Nimon

    WOW what a difference in rooted users compared to 1 year and 6 months ago. It has completely flipped and I think we have twice as many voters now.

  • Anonymous

    Droid X – rooted running ApeX 1.4.1 :)

  • http://twitter.com/czuares czuares

    OG Droid: Rooted CM7 RC2
    Xoom: Un-Rooted (waiting for LTE upgrade first)

  • Fatty McButter Pants

    Rooted – Droid 2

  • badger28

    Non-rooted OG Droid

  • MK17

    Rooted. OG Droid, Project Elite 5

    Well… technically stock unrooted now, but thats just to return to Verizon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    Rooted X Froyo

  • http://ian.cazabat.com IanCaz

    Rooted. OG Moto DROID running GPA13

  • Sfhock

    Non Rooted Droix X, Froyo.

  • stew

    OG ROOTED PE5

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Binsley/100000090972765 Michael Binsley

    Rooted DX Android 2.2.1 w/ Liberty MOD

  • Anonymous

    Been a big follower of this site for many months now… Never really commented up until today…

    Its ironic how I came to this site because I was in the windows phone 7 backstage program (I wanted to buy one and jump the boat from apple since I was getting tired of it). They made a mention of engadget.com in the forums so I started frequenting that site. Then I started noticing posts of android phone news that had droid-life cited as the source. I followed the source and that’s how I ended up here.

    After doing research from this site I decided to buy my first android phone on June of last year. It was a Droid Inc. Returned it and got the Droid X on July. I’m fairly new to all of this. I currently have a Rooted Droid X with Apex 1.4 overlclocked to 1.3 Ghz at high voltage. I didn’t root my phone up until around October. (That’s when I was forced to learn how to use an SBF file) Tried a second time… and it was all good…

    I was an i*hone user (did I do it right?) previously for 3 years.I owned the first 3 models. Even though it was jailbroken and unlocked it quite didn’t feel … complete… the interface felt childish and repetitive (although intuitive) All in all I had to jump too many hoops to get the phone to do what I wanted it to do.

    Thanks to this site (and windowsphone7.com in a way lol) I’ve been a happy camper ever since :D