"super users can screw up the kernel, over clock the processors (and overheat them by accident), get more sound from the speakers by "over clocking" that to, replace the system with another one, etc."
I'm trying to root for 3 reasons:
- I hate ads of any kind, and I want to install ad-blockers as near to system-level as possible in order to have it most proof against ad-hackers (the ads that hack their way in anyway)
- I want to UNDERclock my already OVERclocked ZT-180. It was overclocked to be sold that way, but it runs VERY hot and my battery lasts for about 15-45 minutes, depending on what I'm doing. I could never watch a full-length movie without a plug. I don't do anything that (games) requires the speed (games) of the erroneous OVERclock (games), and would rather have battery life.
- This is MY d*mn tablet and it's MY da*n business what I do with it within the boundaries of law.
This is how I explained it to Larry:
Remember how, when I turned off your administrator rights (XP), you could use your programs but not install programs and get into things you don't need to, like hardware or the operating system?
Then "Administrator Rights" is what I'm trying to do with my Android. But everytime I use Universal Androot it doesn't work and it kills my internet.
I'm wondering whether this topic isn't off-topic from the get-go. I am an experienced linux/unix/windows/osx/ce/os2/etc power-user and I'm fed up with the one-click rooting solutions. What is rooting, step by step?
I'll re-ask that a different way. How do I root WITHOUT one of these little one-step thingies, manually, from a command prompt, or usb connection, or whatever? Let's say I wanted to build Universal Androot for my 2nd generation ZT180 (I'm not, but let's just say). I'm a programmer (and a *amn good one), so give me what ya got. How do I build this program? Meaning, what steps are there to rooting a device?