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What is "rooting" your phone?

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

  1. RaceGirlRandi

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

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    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.
     
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