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Root What does rooting do?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by the co0kie, May 23, 2010.

  1. the co0kie

    the co0kie Well-Known Member
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    im new to android and i dont get what rooting does to the nexus one... i really know nothing about.

    can someone please explain to me what it is thanks :)
     

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  2. Karolis

    Karolis Well-Known Member
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    It gives you read/write access to system partitions and allows you to modify it. That means you can flash custom roms, themes, etc.

    It also allows apps to access some hardware directly, which is needed to for example take screenshots or use LED flash as torch.
     
  3. dime079

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    C is for cookie, and S is for using the "search" function in the forums
     
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