[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/3m4Xc8.png[/newsimage]A good portion of Android users root their devices to get around restrictions built into the operating system. CyanogenMod, a very popular third party Android ROM, enabled root by default but now the developers of that ROM are rethinking that setup. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-versions-of-cyanogenmod-wont-give-android-root-access-by-default-60416/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-versions-of-cyanogenmod-wont-give-android-root-access-by-default-60416/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
This is great for the community it should be optional as there are known risks as stated.
I have CyanogenMod 9 installed on my galaxy s phone.
It has root access by default.
I agree with the sentiment, root access it’s not required for 99% of what I do.
The last time I needed root access was 3weeks ago when I updated the rom
I have CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1 on my Motorola Atrix 4G. Even though I do occasionally do things that require root access, I agree with the sentiment that root should not be enabled by default, as it is a security risk (as well as a potential source of problems with users who know just enough to upgrade their ROM, but not enough to safely poke around the innards of their phone).
My main purpose for a custom rom is the wifi access point feature. My question is if we install a custom ROM would we need root access enabled for that feature to keep working? I think it wouldn’t since the ROM has modifed. Does anyone know for sure?