Rooting

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by vlc92189, May 13, 2011.

  1. vlc92189

    vlc92189 New Member

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    Hey guys,I am new to the android operating system, and infact new to smartphones. I read alot about these phones and many talk about the phones being rooted. What does this exactly mean?
     
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    Rooting your phone means giving yourself root, or superuser (think...admin) access, giving you access to system files and the ability to change things that normally are marked read only.
    This allows you to change all kinds of things that normally you wouldn't be able to, along with install custom versions of Android.