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Old December 19th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
Brian
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Originally Posted by Luuk View Post
Hi,

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?

Luuk


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.
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