Around a year and a half ago, I asked you this very question. Two years before that, we also asked you. I'm asking you again, because I think rooting may be on the downswing even in the Android enthusiasts community these days, as Android itself has become more flexible and feature-rich over the years. In 2012, nearly three quarters of you said your primary Android smartphone was rooted, with the last poll around 18 months ago seeing the proportion of rooted devices drop by 10 points, to just 63%.

So, I ask you again today: is your primary Android smartphone rooted? Why or why not? Is the need for rooting growing smaller and smaller, or are you more attached than ever to asserting supreme user authority over your phone? Discuss all things root in the comments below.

Is your primary Android device (the one you use most) rooted?

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