Why do you want to root it though?
If you're going to root it, get a good sec app and be careful installing from unknown sources.
If you don't have a lot on your phone, doing a full restart and wipe might help. I have done this before. Just save everything to an SD that you don't want to lose and clean it out. Sometimes one app can be causing a lot of the speed issues.
My Galaxy 4 hates Facebook. Will often completely shut down when I try to access it.
slehan Have you tried Facebook in a browser instead of the app?
I just read up on SD Maid and will be downloading and learning how to use it. Thanks for the tip.
IndyPhone +1 FileCommander the bomb!
Why do you think FileCommander is so good?
I like it mainly for the encryption techniques and because of the power of the app to work with all of the files/folders.
Andrei Factory resets have solved at least half of my problems on my Galaxy.
DipStick Same here... I think it's a good method for some people; but others may not like it.
kchallenger Well, I mean I don't do it every week or anything, but like once every few months... It just helps to start over plus i like to customise a bit
kchallenger Agreed.... I been lurking for a while, but this is a good statement, thanks! I will make backups more often.
warrior_7 Good to hear
try to clear cache occasionally, as it does help me a lot
My new Galaxy was just installed, updated, and now it stinks!!! What's wrong with it?
LGwinner oh yikes... sorry to hear... Have you tried a wipe/reinstall (can't do it if not rooted)? Sometimes removing bloatware helps, but only if you can.