Root What is rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jwreinhardt, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. jwreinhardt

    jwreinhardt New Member
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    I hear about rooting all the time, but I don't have a clue what it is. Can someone give me a basic definition. Is that something an average EVO user should know about?
     

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  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    Moved to Evo section so the users there can assist you if you chose to root.
     
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    click the link in my sig
     
  5. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    Welcome to the Evo section, lol :)

    Rooting is.... awesome. Ever heard of jailbreaking an iPhone? Rooting is the Android equivalent. Practically speaking, it's the exact same thing: giving you, the user, administrative permissions to your phone, something a lot of us think should be ours in the first place.

    A rooted phone is very customizeable. You aren't forced to use the stock setup. Furthermore, particularly with the Evo, a lot of the modifications actually improve your phone's performance, most notably:

    battery life
    doubled frame rate for smoother animations
    increased touch-tracking sensitivity
    ability to throttle your processor
    ability to apply skins and themes to your UI
    and much more

    Because the Evo has a huge rooting community, there's lots more stuff available for you to try once you are rooted. To start learning about rooting, check out the sticky thread in this subforum:

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ot-guide-updated-21-15-bst-aug-31-2010-a.html

    Feel free to ask questions if any info you read is confusing.
     
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