Root What is root?

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  1. sdfighter09

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    Title says it all. What exactly is root as I have seen it mentioned on this forum numerous times. Thanks.
     

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  2. Musky

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    Cell phone rooting
     
  3. GAUG3

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    Root = Keys to the Kingdom.
     
  4. necosino

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    Ever used Linux? Root Access = access to everything; changing system settings and configurations.

    Right now, we don't have access to the system files (Like the /Windows/ folder on a PC) Once we have root access, we will be able to access, alter, add, etc to this area, and completely customize our phones.
     
  5. jwm2

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    Its not just linux its any os.
     
  6. necosino

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    Hence why I added a windows analogy

    I figured most people would understand that a little better.
     
  7. zeke88

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  8. Musky

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    If you look at the link I posted in the first reply to this thread, you'll notice you posted almost the same thing! LOL :D
     
  9. woop

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    Root = You're the boss
     
  10. jamor

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    It is derived from the Warcraft RTS in which the Tree of Life Uproots and becomes a weapon.

    Hence root.
     
  11. azgunz

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    haaa... almost the same thing except his was actually helpful.

    I swear I must be the only one who types it into Google first to make sure it will show the results he/she is actually looking for.

    your joke, FAIL
     
  12. INTREPID-NY

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  13. Musky

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    Another trolling Newbie! LOL :D
     
  14. azgunz

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    haaa not trolling, not a newb to forums.
    Just saying, dont do that LMGTFY when it comes back with bad results.
    It takes away from it
     
  15. Musky

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    If you say so kid.
     
  16. woop

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    No need to argue about something as trivial as that. Lets move on fellas.
     
  17. sdfighter09

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    My mistake. I should have thought of looking it up on google first. Hell, theres even a sticky explaining it.
     

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