DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Rooting

  1. Junior Droid
    putman91's Avatar
    Member #
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    HTC Droid Incredible


    What does it mean to root your phone? I keep seeing people post stuff about this, but I have no idea what it mean. Sorry, I understand this is probably a dumb question, but this is my first smartphone and I'm not real familiar with all the technical things that can be done with it.
  3. What iDoesn't
    Droid DOES!!'s Avatar
    Member #
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    47 times
    Rezound and Bionic
    DroidForums.net Theme Developer
    Premium Member
    Search function

    DroidForums Junkie!!
    "If you think you know everything, you can't learn anything." -Robert Morris

    If you like my work or I have helped you out and you would like to help me keep the lights on, it is greatly appreciated!!
  4. Droid
    m6droid's Avatar
    Member #
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Reno, NV
    Droid Incredible
    Short Answer:

    Rooting is "unlocking"/hacking the phone. It gives you access to everything on the phone. If you've heard of "jailbreaking" the iPhone, it's the same thing.

    Edit: Some things you can get from rooting involves switching roms, being able to tether (without paying Verizon for it), overclocking the phone, etc.
    Rooted Droid Incredible
    Currently Running: SkyRaider 3.5

    Rooted Moto Droid - OC'd 1.25ghz ulv (Chevy)
    Gingerbread / Relegated to a play device


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Droid X 2.2 rooting issues after un-rooting
    By Droid4Prez in forum Droid X Tech Support
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-10-2010, 03:50 PM
  2. Rooting
    By nemisis9 in forum Droid 2 Tech Issues
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-06-2010, 12:19 AM
  3. rooting help
    By rlfitz in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-23-2010, 07:21 AM
  4. How fool-proof are these rooting steps / is rooting permanent
    By liguy257 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-18-2010, 06:56 AM
  5. rooting???
    By wendy5001 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-29-2010, 06:31 PM

Search tags for this page

98.72.16.en.us update


how to root samsung gravity smart


what does it mean to root a phone


what does it mean when a smartphone is rooted


what does rooting a smart phone mean


what does rooting a smart phone mean?


what is rooting a smartphone mean?

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+