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What does "Rooted Phone" mean

2010-08-16, 18:07 PM

I see downloadable apps on Market that say "for Rooted Phones only." Can someone put this geek-speak into English for us lay-people?


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Re: What does "Rooted Phone" mean

2010-08-16, 18:29 PM

to keep it simple rooting your phone or "root" gives programs access to secured parts of the Android OS that are protected for many reasons some of which are because of carrier requirements and some are manufactures. there are parts of the OS that are best left alone. a quick google of android root definition will give you a lot more detail.

we do not normally discuss root on here but i thought i would give you an idea what it is.

keep in mind that if you should root your phone you will void your warranty

if you do not know what it is and even for some that do know it is best to avoid it.

hope that helps

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