To root or not to root (also, how?)
Today, I received the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. It's shiny, and brand new. I haven't loaded much in the way of applications onto it yet, for one very specific reason: I am debating rooting it. Before I do, I have some questions though.
Firstly: Should I? Despite being a Verizon phone, it does not come with any of the un-uninstallable crapware normally associated with their particular brand of 'android'. This would have been reason number one. What other advantages are there to rooting? I know tethering is one, but while I like the idea of it, in practice I just don't see myself using it much.
Secondly: After rooting, what? I know you can install different things like cyanogen mod, but what do these do for me? In fact, from what I can tell, cyanogen is not even available for the Galaxy Nexus, so I'd have to find something else.
If I do decide to take the plunge, does anyone have any help resources? I did a quick google, but most of it seems a confused mess.
Thanks in advance for the help. I tried to search for an existing topic, but so far nothing. If any or all of these questions are already answered elsewhere, a link to that place would also be gratefully appreciated!