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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Beth A Gaus, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Beth A Gaus

    Beth A Gaus Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Im still new at all this technology stuff
     


  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Ok... First you want to be sure you are aware of the pros and cons of rooting... If anyone says there are no downsides or risks... Ignore them.



    Secondly if you are sure that you want to root your device, you should be aware that the best way may be specific to a particular device... So try researching rooting methods for that device...
     
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I used to own a Bega phone, not very popular, btw, and I ended up rooting it using the Root a Bega method...
     
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  4. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Since you are "new at all this technology stuff" make sure you are comfortable and tech savvy to even explore the process of rooting.

    You need to have time to read alot, be comfortable going forward without someone beside you to help out because if you don't know your way out of a jam, you could end up with an expensive brick.
     
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  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    @Beth A Gaus welcome to Android Forums. :)

    As the others have said (bad puns notwithstanding) rooting is specific to the make and model of phone as well as the version of Android it's running, so let's dispense with the speculation. What kind of phone do you have and what version of Android is it running? :D

    I would like to ask why you feel the need to root. I haven't rooted my daily driver for several years ... there's just not that much need any more. I still root some phones I mess around with to install custom rom's or recoveries, but that's just for fun ... and I have 30+ years of technology stuff under my belt, so feel free to ask anything.
     
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  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    No need to repeat any of the caveats already stated about rooting. Your profile indicates you've got a LG K20 plus (MP260), yes?:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_k20_plus-8678.php
    It's a pretty recent model (probably still covered by a warranty) and it's a good, solid one, not one of those budget, low-spec specials. Once rooted, keep in mind that while it does allow you a deeper level of tweaking things, you also take on all responsibility for maintenance and upgrades.
     
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