Originally Posted by Luuk
I bought my Hero unlocked and sim free. Does that mean I do not have to root my phone? Secondly, how DOES one root a phone?
the 'lock" on the phone just says that it will only accept the sim card of a specific carrier...cdma phones dont really unlock, they flash the carrier information onto your phone to change carriers. unlocking a gsm phone just makes it able to accept any gsm sim card.
rooting is just a command that allows (3rd party) software to exploit the capabilities of your hardware even though the carrier or society wants the functionality hidden.