z4root or "the long way"?

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    Question z4root or "the long way"?

    I know it's a little late for me to be saying this, as I've done both, but I was wondering if it was possible to have only done one.

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    I was looking for a way to be able to use ROMs and themes, but I didn't know whether or not I should use z4root or take the big bad program path. I did both, but I never really stopped to figure out whether z4root actually unlocked all the stuff that the long way unlocked. I just sort of said "OK, I got z4root done, let's move on," and moved on. I was hoping to save others some time and effort by clearing this up.

    THE BIG QUESTION
    So I've heard people say that z4root doesn't unlock all the capabilities that a manual root unlocks, but then aggain I've heard people say that it DOES.

    I'm confused.

    So what arethedifferences, if any, between the capbiilities given by z4root and the capabilities givn by manual root setup?

    thanks a bunch!

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    From my experience rooted is rooted, either you are or aren't. Z4 does everything that the "long" method does in with no fuss

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    Same here...you still get the su permissions and you can customize your phone how you want it basically without limits lol

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    I think Z4Root is nice, like PP said. It does everything without a fuss.

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    Forget the long way! With Maderstcok, Z4root, and Bootstrap I can have a clean DX in 10 minutes or less--bless these 3 apps and their creators who have made experimenting and "breaking" my phone quite painless.
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    The long method was how we had to do it before Z4root came out. Both methods work fine and accomplish exactly the same thing. Since Z4, I've never rerooted using any other method, its just too convienent..

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    I actually had issues going the "long way" z4 took a min. After a quick download of bootstraper I'm running liberty rom

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    Z4 does exactly what you need it to do. Quick and painless

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    Z4 worked good for me

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    I had to battery pull once and that was it, my experience is I have to do it only once each time I root

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