You may wonder why you need to root your brand, new Samsung Galaxy S5.
Well, there’s many different reasons to root your Samsung Galaxy S5 but let’s take a look at some of the examples:
Backup/Restore ROM – Having rooted Galaxy S5 means you will be able to easily backup/restore everything on your phone which will backup the whole OS including your apps, settings, and more. This alone is a great reason, since you can make a snapshot backup of your phone. If you happen to lose your phone, you can easily restore your phone if you have a rooted Galaxy S5 with backup ROMs.
Free Wifi Tether/Hotspot – Most U.S. carriers make you pay twice for the same internet you’ve already paid for by adding surcharge to Wifi Tether/Hotspot feature. In countries outside the U.S., there is no surcharge for tethering yet there’s no laws to protect consumers in the U.S. By rooting your Galaxy S5, you will be able to easily enable your WiFi Tether/Hotspot using hotspot mod or custom ROMs.
Rooted apps – There’s many rooted apps on the Play Store that you can only run with a rooted phone and another reason to root your Galaxy S5. For example, I use DSLR Controller app to use rooted my S5 as remote view for my Canon 7D DSLR camera. You can also use Titanium Backup app easily to backup your apps and restore them. And yes, you can easily move your apps along with your app data from one Android device to another with a rooted Galaxy S5.
Custom ROMs – You can install custom ROMs easily on a rooted Galaxy S5, which will change your OS with customization and features. Some notable features with custom ROMs including overclocking CPU for more performance, better battery life with software tweaking, customization of the phone using different colors/icons, and a ton more.
These are just several reasons for rooting your Galaxy S5 but there’s slew of other things you can do with a rooted Galaxy S5.