To root or not to root.......any suggestions
I finally made the switch from a Blackberry Playbook to a Lenovo A1107 tablet. I just got tired of waiting for a decent mapping app for the playbook. I downloaded all the software I figured I'd need for the Lenovo including CoPilot and AutomateIt. I chose AutomateIt over Tasker since so many people have posted the learning curve is pretty steep for Tasker. I installed the new tablet in my vehicle yesterday and everything went well (or so I thought), until I came out this morning. The tablet was completely dead and I'm going to have to pull the center bezel to restart it.
I set AutomateIt to turn off the screen, WiFi, and Bluetooth on power shutdown. Is there anything else I should be shutting down to conserve power? Do I need to shut down CoPilot or GPS when I stop as well?
The most important question I have is do I need to root the tablet? I've seen several posts on various sites that say the tablet needs to be rooted for Tasker and apps like it to function properly. Also I've seen that restart apps only work if the tablet has been rooted. The tablet is running android 4.0.4.
Any and all suggestions are most appreciated!