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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by rampage4, May 14, 2010.

  1. rampage4

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    my question is....what exactly is "rooting"?
     
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    Basically where you get super user access to the operating system on your droid so you can modify things that you otherwise couldn't - for example: processor speed, etc...
     
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    hahahaha I know what you mean. No offense to the OP as you are new and Welcome to the Forums but it seems like we get at least 2 of these a week.
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    i cannot stress enough the search function of this forum.

    welcome to the board though!