What is rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by skater708, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. skater708
    Offline

    skater708 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What exactly is rooting a droid? I just got mine and I'm curious. Is it like jail breaking an ipod? Please give me all the information you know! :D

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums App
  2. ViolentSage
    Offline

    ViolentSage New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Its gaining administrative privileges on the device.
    Like the admin profile on your computer.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
  3. skater708
    Offline

    skater708 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's sounds cool! Does verizon allow it? And also what exactly DOES it do?

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums App
  4. ViolentSage
    Offline

    ViolentSage New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It may void your warranty with verizon, but there are many ways to unroot your device and make it stock again. There are people much more qualified than myself to tell You the nuts and bolts of What it actually does.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
  5. skater708
    Offline

    skater708 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Awesome I mainly wanted to know if it would void my warrenty :p thanks man

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums App
  6. tnronin
    Offline

    tnronin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Being new to the awesomeness that is the Droid I would like to know WHY a person would root a Droid. Is it like climbing a mountain to say you did? Does it move faster, stronger, longer?

    I'm serious why root your Droid?

    Sent from my Droid
  7. skater708
    Offline

    skater708 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't exactly plan on rooting it right this very minute-maybe after I've had it for a while I will. Im just looking into it right now

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums App