What IS Rooting?


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  1. DellStreak

    DellStreak Member This Topic's Starter

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    This may have already been answered but after using the search too many topics came up.

    Can anyone explain to me what the term 'rooting' means? I have been using Nokias for years. So have never been on Android.

    Also what sites are best for Apps? Free and paid?
     

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  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie Moderator

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    Having root access to the OS allows you to manipulate every file. It allows you the opportunity to run, change and delete software that the manufacturer and/or provider didn't intend. The main intention off rooting is to remove the provider installed bloatware and the ability to flash roms/kernels other than the official releases. You don't need any sites for software, that's what the marketplace is for...unless you're talking warez which is forbidden here!
     
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    DellStreak Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has the Dell Streak been rooted yet? I'm getting mine with o2 and I'm sure (like Nokias) its going to be loaded with rubbish.
    And about warez, nooo, I don't dabble in that stuff. And I'm sure I've opened this topic on the wrong area, apologies :D
     
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    DellStreak Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's ok, I've found the page, thank you all :D
     

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