I am currently on my second Android device. The Samsung Galaxy S (SGS) was my first and my current device is the Samsung Galaxy Note.
I flashed my SGS with more custom ROMs than I care to remember and when Samsung officially said that they weren’t going to update the phone to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), I just headed over to the XDA developers website and flashed about 12 variants of ICS onto it over a period of time.
I recently got the Samsung Galaxy Note and it shipped with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. I am so tempted to root it and flash it with one of several custom ROMs that I have been eyeing.
Rooting means gaining super user access to your Android phone. This enables you to do things like flash a custom firmware or do some things that you cannot otherwise do.
I am in a dilemma now as to whether I should root and satisfy my geeky curiousity or stick to the status quo and just enjoy the Touchwiz UI until Samsung officially updates the Note to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Emmanuel is a video blogger who shares his love of technology with the world. Check out his videos at Geekception.