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What's this "root" stuff all about?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CZ Eddie, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. CZ Eddie

    CZ Eddie Member
    Thread Starter

    New Android user here.
    Sold off my iphone and got an Inspire.

    Is rooting it the same thing as installing a new operating system from Google instead of the customized OS from HTC?

    Sounds cool... I assume it'll come without any weird HTC stuff installed.

    What are the downsides to doing something like this?
     


  2. CZ Eddie

    CZ Eddie Member
    Thread Starter

    Okay - some googling and I figured out that "rooting" is just giving yourself root (administrator) access so you can manipulate the phone to your will.

    Is there a good, safe operating system I can install that will be clean? No hacks/back doors/virus?
    Something well known, simple and up to date with cool abilities?
    I think 2.4 is the current version of Android - can I install that?
     
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