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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by littlegrayfeather, Nov 21, 2010.

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    New person alert :) I feel kind of like an idiot asking about this.. but here it goes. I've been browsing forums, and many people talk about their phones being rooted (?) I have no idea what this means. It would be great if somebody could explain this. I'm trying very hard to understand how the droid pro works in it's entirety, thanks in advance :)
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    Rooting is the same as administrator rights in Windows. It allows you to access and change all aspects of your phone. Manufacturers make doing this difficult for warranty and copyright reasons.

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    Someone explained it VERY well with an analogy!
    Think of a house with a basement...everything that makes the house operate is in the basement (circuit breaker, water heater, furnace, etc). You can't go down there though because the door is locked. "Rooting" simply unlocks the door.

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    That's the best analogy I've seen...will use that in the future.

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    I thought so too! I can't remember who said it originally though.



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    It was Myriad46 who used that analogy a few days ago.

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    Ahhhh ok! Credit to Myriad46!



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    Great analogy! Except in our house growing up, rooting unlocked the pantry where all the good stuff was:)
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    Hahaha!!!! Good one!!



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    Thank you for all of the input. Very very good analogy! Thanks for the links also, very helpful! I don't feel like a droid idiot anymore, everyone here has been so kind. A great first experience using the forums :)

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