i am new to having an android and i was wodnering if its bas to root your phone? also if it was how would i back up my phone??
Welcome to the forums taylor_yoshi!
I've moved your thread to the appropriate forum, but pretty much all of the basic information on what root is can be found in this thread - This Is What Root Means
How to root and what tools are available to help restore your phone will vary from device to device, and device-specific information can found in the corresponding forums here. But no one should start messing around with rooting until he/she completely understands what it is, what is being done, and how to go about properly using it. And for that, the above thread will be a great place to start!
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