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Old 11-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is rooting, what is the benifit of rooting, is there any cons: is it use ful, any one pls answer me in simple way, last day i install one apps to hide the camera which is ot working in my sg2 said some issues related to unrooted.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Re: what is rooting,

Rooting in basic terms is unlocking the phones internal system memory, this gives access to the internal system files of the phone and gives the user the ability to edit those files, install new files, run root only apps, flash custom ROM's, install ClockworkMod and many other features.
Usually in rooting a device your are attacking the device with malware known as an Exploit, the exploit such as "Rage Against The Cage" or "psnueter" use script to attack the system security files until root is gained.
The term root comes from the Linux operating system world, where the most privileged user on the system is called the Root user whereas with Windows that privilege is known as Administrator.

The bad part of Rooting is it generally voids the warranty if your device!

Usually when rooting your device busybox files are added to your phone and the Superuser app is installed, this application protects your device from unwanted access to the system files as you the user must give permissions via Superuser to anything requiring root access.
Busybox is a set of tools for root access, it gives your device LINUX/UNIX based commands for root level tasks.


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Is it possible to undo the rooting?
I am thinking in iPhone terms where you can restore your phone and remove a Jailbreak
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Yes unrooting is possible, just flash the phone using Odin with a non rooted firmware or kernel if CF-root was used to gain root access.
Once unrooted though none of the above root privileges will exist.


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Does rooting my phone allow some app not to work properly?
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Re: what is rooting,

I've found 3 apps that I can't use because of having root, admittedly 2 of those are UK only apps but nonetheless they won't work because of root.

Google Video
Sky Go
Barclays Pingit

Both Google Video and Barclays Pingit give a message that the application is not compatible with a rooted device but Sky Go does say in the market description.




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