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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by G0d___Like16, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. G0d___Like16

    G0d___Like16 Member
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    i'm new to this and i actually don't know what rooting does? is it required
     

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  2. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    Rooting is to Android like Jailbreaking to iPhone. Out of the box, the phone is on a guest account. Rooting pretty much gives you superuser (or administrator) access to your phone.

    From Cyanogen's website:
    Obtaining root ("administrator", or "full") access to your phone. This means you can mount its internal memory partition as read/write, which lets you do various things: have Wi-Fi tethering (on
     
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    did you do this ? im pretty scared to do it ..
     
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    what's the worse that can happen if you mess up?
     
  6. HustlinDaily

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    Well the worst that could possibly happen would be you ending up with an expensive paperweight but the odds of that isn't high (it just is possible and there have been a couple of cases of bricked phones).
     
  7. G0d___Like16

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    thanks alot man i aprreciate it
     

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