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.