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    I am one who knows nothing about rooting, and therefore am avoiding it like the plague. That being said, I date back to DOS code, Minitab, and punch cards, so also am used to being able to access my pc guts. I too have problems with not being permitted to set up a firewall on something I own. Having installed Avast!, I cannot set the anti-theft without rooting, nor disallow some of the excessive permissions on some apps. So not only is Asus not responding to some reasonable user requests (firewall), but app developers are pushing the uninitiated to take steps they don't understand. A recipe for trouble.



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    The main reason I wanted to root is that I was getting some disapointing performance with some of the games I played and wanted to overclock the CPU and have more control over how the RAM was allocated.
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    i havent rooted, im new to tablets....my main reason for wanting to is because i wanted to be able to have control of where i want to install games and things, and wanted to be able to istall them to the external sd card like earlier versions of android.....but ive asked here a few times, and people seem to think its a lengthy process to achieve this even rooted, i thought it would be possible with an app or something....that would be my only reason to root

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott7seven View Post
    i havent rooted, im new to tablets....my main reason for wanting to is because i wanted to be able to have control of where i want to install games and things, and wanted to be able to istall them to the external sd card like earlier versions of android.....but ive asked here a few times, and people seem to think its a lengthy process to achieve this even rooted, i thought it would be possible with an app or something....that would be my only reason to root
    It is quite involved on any Android tablet. Not easy or advisable. They made it difficult because there was no standard established by Google as to how to name or locate the external storage. Most tablets have it by different names and paths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott7seven View Post
    i havent rooted, im new to tablets....my main reason for wanting to is because i wanted to be able to have control of where i want to install games and things, and wanted to be able to istall them to the external sd card like earlier versions of android.....but ive asked here a few times, and people seem to think its a lengthy process to achieve this even rooted, i thought it would be possible with an app or something....that would be my only reason to root
    I agree with what leeshor said.

    Asus has the external in /Removable/microSD
    Acer has it it /mnt/ExternalSD/
    Samsung is /sdcard/external/
    The custom ROM I am running has it at /storage/sdcard1/

    Since there is no standard for where external storage is mounted, it is not easy to just move the apps there.

    If you WERE to root to attempt this, you will need to mount your microSD (or a folder of your microSD) in place of the /data/app/ folder and ALL of your apps that use that path would be installed on the microSD, not just some of them. Repeat the process for the /data/app-lib/ folder to get all of the libraries on the microSD.

    Oh, and when you do a firmware update there is a good chance the symlinks will be broken and you would have to redo the symlinks.


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    yea, sounds like rooting is more trouble then its worth unless you really need access to deeper files for some reason, not really seeing another reason then installing of the sd card, and that sounds unreliable, so think il stay unrooted

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    need to root because performance

    I wanted to root because performance of TF700t is very slow now. it will be one year in August.

    does anybody have performance issue and rooted it......can you share the experience after root

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    I like mine just fine stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by napad View Post
    I wanted to root because performance of TF700t is very slow now. it will be one year in August.

    does anybody have performance issue and rooted it......can you share the experience after root
    I'm looking into this as well. I'm not pleased with how my TF300 is running at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLRC View Post
    I'm looking into this as well. I'm not pleased with how my TF300 is running at this point.
    You may just want to look into a new launcher.

 

 
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