In simple terms, what is "rooting" a phone ?

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  1. Deron
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    Can someone briefly explain what rooting a phone is and what advantages does this confer ? Also, is there the possibility of permanently messing up a phone doing this ?

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    It basically allows you to access files and extra settings to improve phones performance and it makes it possible to completely customize your phone too.
    And yes there is a possibility of messing up your phone but its very rare and when most people think their phone is messed up it really can be fixed if you know how.

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    I recommend you read the stickies at the top of this forum. These already have the information you seek.
     
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    Ah. Thank you.

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