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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by KaRaan25, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. KaRaan25

    KaRaan25 Member
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    I hear/read a lot of people said that they have rooted their phones or that it is better to root you phone and so on.
    What does it mean? To root your phone...
     

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  2. sifi

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    If you do a search you will find thread after thread on the subject
     
  3. sifi

    sifi Well-Known Member
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    In fact if you click on 'android forums' above and then scroll down you will see a dedicated forum called all things root and then subsections for all the most popular android phones.
     
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    Rooting a phone is like getting admin access to the phone. :)


    We try to be a friendly bunch as much as possible, feel free to ask any questions you may have!
     
  5. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    Yup as Kelmar said, it gives your phone administrative privileges similar to jailbreak on an iPhone.

    As a result, you can remove carrier/manufacturer apps, install custom firmware (if developers of your phone community are working on porting froyo for example), overclock your cpu, use certain apps which require superuser permissions, etc.

    It does void your warranty so be careful.

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  6. KaRaan25

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    Cool!!! What are the down sides of it? Only the warranty part?
    I mean it's cool because I could uninstall all the crappy apps like Moxier...
    How can I do it?
     

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