Should I try rooting my HTC One X?
March 17, 2014 5:37 PM Subscribe
I am a little unhappy with my two-year-old HTC One X, mainly because of HTC's irritating firmware/software "updates" that have reduced the core functionality of the phone. Should I try rooting it and installing a new custom ROM? I am not terribly tech-savvy, but can follow instructions.
posted by KokuRyu to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The biggest problem at the moment is the fact that my HTC One X does not recognize our home Wifi network. It happened suddenly, and it has happened before. It's also a common problem with the One X (no, it is not the "wireless antenna has jostled loose" problem either). The phone does connect to any and all other WiFi networks, just not our home routers (the problem has occurred on different routers and the easiest fix is to rename the damn router, but that doesn't always work either).
Also, a misconfigured firmware updated on the part of HTC means the battery runs hot and runs down fast.
I'm also not a fan of how slow and unresponsive Sense IU can become. We have a new Nexus tablet with stock Android, and it just works. I'm hoping to somehow replicate that experience on my phone.
I'm not tech savvy particularly, but I can follow instructions.
However, rooting a phone seems quite risky. The phone is out of warranty anyway, so the biggest risk would be bricking the device, which would suck.
Any thoughts or considerations?