1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

What is "rooting" your phone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by RaceGirlRandi, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. RaceGirlRandi

    RaceGirlRandi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Explain to me please what rooting is and its benefits and drawbacks please. When is rooting the best way to go? thanks in advance:)
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Rooting is gaining super user access to your phone. Basically it is the same as being admin on windows. If you are new to android you may wish to learn more about android before jumping on rooting. There are things that you can do with a rooted phone that you can not with a stock phone, like install custom roms, change CPU clock speed, tether, uninstall bloatware. Rooting will void your warranty. I suggest looking around in the forum dedicated to your phone here in the all things root section to see what is capable on your phone.
     
  3. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    pentel and karandpr like this.
  4. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert

Loading...
Similar Threads - rooting phone
  1. otropibemasenlared
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,070
  2. Pr0ph3cy
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    728
  3. LuckyBit33
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    2,590
  4. GameOverPlayer1
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,611
  5. TranslucentGold
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    4,573
  6. Marvin P Droid
    Replies:
    19
    Views:
    4,618
  7. Yesi Trotamundos
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    909
  8. Yesi Trotamundos
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    3,311
  9. Yesi Trotamundos
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    7,070
  10. The_Chief
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    5,182

Share This Page

Loading...