Five reasons to root your Nexus 7 tablet - Newark Computers | Examiner.com.
If, like me, you subscribe to the three bears theory of tablet computing, you have several devices, of varying sizes, to fit your mood. Looking in my briefcase is a little like looking in SWMBO's closet, something to wear for every occasion. I have my trusty Note 2, which is a 5.5 inch hybrid phone/tablet, and which I carry everywhere. It is my desk clock at night, and in my hand or pocket all day long. Then, when I am out and about, and I want to read a newspaper or magazine, or need more room, I carry a 7 inch Nexus 7, which is small and light, and fits anywhere. When I feel like a big screen, for videos or reading, I carry a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a 10.1 inch screen. It is so thin and light that it is easy to carry, although it won't be in any pockets anytime soon. Since the Nexus 7 is a Nexus, it is designed for custom ROMs and rooting, and I have rooted mine. However, the question always comes up, why Root? This article says it all, and does it well. From a complete image backup with Titanium Backup, to connecting external USB drives with StickMount, rooting is fundamental.