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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pandagigante, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. pandagigante

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    I wasn't sure if this should go here, or in "Support and Troubleshooting," but here goes. What is rooting?? I've been looking around the forums, and I see things like, "rooted, overclocked, deodexed," etc. etc. Stuff that's like a foreign language to me. Is rooting a droid like jailbreaking an iPhone? Or what? I've never had the iphone I previously owned jailbroken, so I just have a vague image of what that is even. Explain this Android talk for me? Please? XDD Sorry for my ignorance.
     

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    No need to be sorry. We are here for that kind of question.
     
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    Yeah, just don't listen to Steven. He'll have you playing with the roots of flowers...:p
     
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    ...or rooting for truffles :p
     
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    In a nutshell, yes, you could say rooting is like jailbreaking an IPhone. Rooting an Android phone gives you superuser rights, basically full control of your phone (like full admin rights on a Windows pc). The best description I can come up with is that rooting your phone lets you customize specifically to your liken and optimize your phone.
     

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