Please Help Me! I Am One Confused Girl

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    Hey all, I hope someone can help me. I read articles about my question but I am so clueless that I dont even know what some of the abbreviations in the articles mean so I cant really understand the instructions and steps.

    Basically, I have a samsung vitality that came with alot of preinstalled apps that I do not use at all but take up space. Ive not even added but 2 or 3 apps and it tells me I have low space. Its frustrating to have all these preinstalled apps I dont want and cant install ones I do want cause theres no space. A friend told me to root the phone and then I should be able to remove the preinstalled things I dont want and clear up alot of space. I am however not a techie at all and I am terrified to try to root it and mess up my phone.

    The phone does have a program that it came with called Gingerbreak v1.2. When I click on it, it says:

    Gingerbreak v1.2
    APK + Exploits Mods: Chainfire
    Original Exploit: The Android Exploit Crew

    Options
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    Root Device
    Runs the exploit and installs SuperUser
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    Unroot Device
    Attempts to unroot the device


    So what I want to know is should I click the root device, and if I do what will happen and what will it do? Also is it true if I do will I be able to do what I want and remove the preinstalled apps therefore freeing up space without this whole process damaging my phone. Any explanations or help would be very much appreciated. Please remember though I am not a techie so as much as can be explained in lamen or non techie terms would be great.

    Thanks

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    CD 56, always ready to help a girl in need. :D

    As CD56 said, it'll root your phone and you'll be fine.

    With root access, you can do pretty much everything you want with your phone, change almost everything you want. And yes - to delete preinstalled apps.

    However, first you have to go through some warnings:

    Rooting a phone will void your warranty. Be aware of that.

    You can accidentally brick your phone if you do something wrong. Meaning it will be unusable. (It is completely safe if you do not mess with system files and settings) A bricked phone can be recovered to life, but you will lose everything it had (apps, contacts, messages, settings etc.). It'll be like a brand new phone.

    BE VERY CAREFUL when uninstalling preinstalled apps. Some of them are important for your phone to run, so uninstall ONLY the ones that you know are unneeded.

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    Also, I want to ask, how much memory do your have left free and in total? It is not normal to be low on memory with only a few apps to be installed.

    I am asking for your phone's inner memory, not your SD card or USB storage. You can find it in settings or the preinstalled task manager.

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    The only warning I will add to this is that deleting stock apps will also prevent you from getting any new updates that come to the phone via OTA or any other way.
    Do not take the update even if it shows up. The update will look for the stock apps and fall or give you a fatal error which can give you a bad headache to get rid of.

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    Ok, this question was asked a while back. But here's my take in case others find this useful.

    To avoid having problem when stock apps are uninstalled, you can use an app Titanium Backup to freeze the app. You can always defrost it if turns out it is required for the phone to function.

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