I just got a droid 2 and reading these forums and people keep referring to "rooting" and that it willenhance performance. What is rooting??
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I'm far from the most knowledgeable rooting expert here, but what "rooting" does is give you access to the highest level of "security clearance" on your device. Android was originally (as far as I know) derived from some Linux builds, where "root" access refers to the highest tier of security clearance.
These days it's fairly simple to root, though that may change soon with new software being rolled out. Also, I'm fairly certain that rooting voids your warranty - it is possible to brick your phone doing things which require root access (flashing ROMs, primarily) but at least from what I've seen on these forums a true, hopelessly-bricked D2 is rare; there's usually some way to bring it back to life.
There are a lot of strong opinions these days when it comes to rooting, warranty claims, insurance and the state of the Android modding community as a whole, which I don't want to bring up here. I suppose the best thing to keep in mind if you start down the rooting path, be absolutely sure you know what you're doing. There are libraries worth of information on these forums and other places, which have helped me immensely.
Going back to clearing cache, Droid 2 overclock has a cache cleaner that gets way more than cache mate for root users. At least 50mb more. Its in the extras settings. Also what does it mean to fix permissions?
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