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Old August 30th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I have to look at this differently.
Do I want to run the "native" OS on it? Then rooting is of no concern.
Do I want to modify the OS to include compilers, other folders, and non-standard but compatible drivers? Then yes, I should root it.
Do I want to be able to boot another system on it from an SD card- say NetBSD or OpenBSD or even a homebrew linux? Then yes to rooting.

No one here seems to be aware that a lot of Linux code came from reverse engineering- which can be also called "rooting."
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