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  1. RobertThompson

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    Hello:

    I have a Samsung Google phone, model: KHSAMNEXUSS.

    How can I tell if it is 'rooted'?

    If it is not, is there any reason why I should not 'root' it?

    I ask this because I may be interested in installing 'DroidWall' and maybe some other apps that require a 'rooted' phone.

    If it matters, I am in Canada using a Koodo smartphone plan.

    Thanks,

    Rob.
     

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    Well, if you didn't root it, then it's not rooted. If you want to be sure, turn off your phone, then boot into the bootloader. If it says s-off, then you are rooted, if it says s-on, then you are not.

    There are many reasons to not root. You could brick the phone, you cannot take OTA software updates, you lose your warranty, etc.
     
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    ..excuse me for saying ,but to brick your phone you have to be a complete ****** ,and this is not the case ,as for the warranty ...it's region dependent.

    but why not talk about the benefits of root ?
     
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