New tech terminology

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by yitaf24, Sep 18, 2010.

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    Excuse me all, but what exactly does it mean when I read that a phone is "root" or "rooted"? Is there advantages to this and disadvantages?
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    Advantages: More flexibility, you can do so much more when you are rooted. More apps, you can get rid of all that extra Verizon stuff on your Droid.

    Disadvantages: It voids your warranty.
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    the term is used when you have access to the root account of the OS. The root account is the admin or super user.
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    Too risky for me... besides i've only had my DX for 2 weeks. thanks anyway.