Hello Everyone! Im new

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  1. MsNici

    MsNici New Member

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    My name is Nici and I have a rooted motorola droid A855! I switched from the droid eris about a month ago. I love Droid phones!

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    Welcome to the forums Nici. Enjoy your stay and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    Question...

    What does rooted mean (I have heard of this often), and why would you do this? Can someone explain this to me in layman terms?

    When I had my Windows Mobile phone(s) we used to get into the actual phone directory to change things around (hacks that people crafted) which allowed us to improve operation. Is this the same thing?
     
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    MsNici New Member

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    Thank umyou for the welcome. My phone had to be flashed since Im not On Verizon's network. I dont have the slightest idea what that means. But, the guy that flashed it told me to becareful because its rooted

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    Root: Common word associated with giving a user "super user" access to their phones programming and other various asspects that would normaly not be possible, also known as "Jailbroken" for iPhone's

    taken from http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html

    also check out 1. SBF To Root/Unroot | 2. Everything Root | 3. Root With Any OS | 4. Overclocking 101 | 5. Learning the Lingo | 6. Post -Root | 7. Task Killers | 8.Anything Else? | 9. ADB | 10. RSDlite

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    Appreciate it

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    glad to help alot of people helped me when i started glad i can pass on some stuff i learned