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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tamirg, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. tamirg

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    Could anyone explain me these terms.
     

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    Rooting is gaining acces to the root (bottom, I guess you can say) partition of your device. It essentially enables modification that is locked from factory. Most common of these is generally modded roms (modded android operating system)

    Here is a slightly more technical definition found using Google: Rooting is a process that allows users of cellphones, and other devices, running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's Linux subsystem

    cpativate, as far as I know, is just a model of phone (Samsung Captivate). I have never heard it in any other context in terms of Android/phones.
     
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    Thanks Lordthereef. When I wanted to install SGS tools it ask "are you a Captivate?". I answered No, then it installed the app. I don't know what it meant.
     
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    Captivate is similar to our Galaxy S. Most Apps/tweaks like SGS tools working on captivate as well with just minor changes. But installing the captivate version can brick your phone. So "No" was the right answer....
     

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