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can someone explain "rooting"

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by buckeyedroid, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. buckeyedroid

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    hi, i read alot of posts and i see people talking about "rooting" their
    device. i may be out of the loop or something, but i have no idea
    what this means. i am guessing it has something to do with getting
    deep into the software, but that's a guess.
    can someone in simple terms explain what rooting is, and why or
    why not a person would want to do it.
    thanks!:)
     

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    Good question Buckeyedroid, everyone seems to tell HOW to Root, but I haven't been able either to find out WHAT Rooting is. What does it do, what does it not do. Does it make it so you can't do normal OS Updates? If Rooted, when you update to a newer OS version, must you ROOT again and so on.

    How about guys n gals, What is ROOTING please.
     
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    Your question has already been answered in my first post. Read through the threads I've linked.
     
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    thanks for the links, rooting is definately not 4 me.:)
     
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    Sooo... kinda like admin privileges on windows?
     

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