What does rooting do?


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  1. the co0kie

    the co0kie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    im new to android and i dont get what rooting does to the nexus one... i really know nothing about.

    can someone please explain to me what it is thanks :)
     

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  2. Karolis

    Karolis Well-Known Member

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    It gives you read/write access to system partitions and allows you to modify it. That means you can flash custom roms, themes, etc.

    It also allows apps to access some hardware directly, which is needed to for example take screenshots or use LED flash as torch.
     
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