What does rooting mean?

Most Useful Answer stage5hairyhands  Feb. 25, 2011 at 19:08

Should I root my Samsung Galaxy S? What does it do?

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stage5hairyhands  Feb. 25, 2011 at 19:08

Should I root my Samsung Galaxy S? What does it do?

mmbeak  Feb. 25, 2011 at 22:44

Essentially, it gives you admin access to the Android OS. So unless you are a coder or developer, it probably isn't worth doing. Here's an article that explains it in more detail:
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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 26, 2011 at 08:47

It does have its risks - you basically un-hide root-/system-files and folders and gain access to all sorts of otherwise hidden settings.
It allows you to use ceratin apps that don't work on un-rooted phones - such as the shootMe screenshot apps, extented file-explorers; apps managers that allow you to uninstall apps that came pre-installed by Samsung, but that you may never want to use...
Plus, rooting is a prerequisite for modifying your Galaxy with custom-roms.
If any of this sounds like gobble di gook, you should probably not root. Although: the Galaxy S is extremely easy to root (and un-root if you don't like what you see...)...

maheshkumarg3  Feb. 27, 2011 at 19:37

what is meant by rooting? u guys were discussing bat rooting but no one dint mentioned the meaning of rooting

tanmaym  Jul. 1, 2011 at 03:00

I am using galaxy tab. I am trying to install skype but cant getting message that not sufficient storage space. Some 1. Told me that have to do root so what does nean and how to do ? Can any1 help


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