1. bosn45's Avatar
    First of all, I am new here so, hello and I may be here a lot. I got this kinda generic tablet a short time ago and want to see if I can root it. I have tried some of the "one click" methods with no luck. I some one can tell me how I can do this I would really appreciate it.
    01-09-2014 01:16 PM
  2. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC. :-) I dunno about rooting a generic tablet. Usually it's the devices a lot of people get which have community support but we'll see what others say.

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    01-09-2014 03:32 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    First of all, I am new here so, hello and I may be here a lot. I got this kinda generic tablet a short time ago and want to see if I can root it. I have tried some of the "one click" methods with no luck. I some one can tell me how I can do this I would really appreciate it.
    You might want to try typing your tablet make and model number in YouTube.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    01-09-2014 03:52 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC. :-) I dunno about rooting a generic tablet. Usually it's the devices a lot of people get which have community support but we'll see what others say.

    Sent from my LG-LG870 using Tapatalk 2
    More often than not, this statement is correct.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
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    01-09-2014 03:53 PM
  5. bosn45's Avatar
    Thanks Golfdriver97, I tried that several different ways and no soap. I may just have to settle for what I got for now.
    01-10-2014 12:51 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks Golfdriver97, I tried that several different ways and no soap. I may just have to settle for what I got for now.
    Bummer it didn't work out.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    01-10-2014 02:20 PM
  7. bosn45's Avatar
    I agree, but never say die. The quest goes on!
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    01-11-2014 04:29 PM
  8. wdc202's Avatar
    Will someone please tell me what "rooting a Tablet" means? Thanks
    11-08-2014 10:06 AM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    The operating system in Android is Linux. To run an app with administrative privileges in Linux you have to run it under a program called su (or be logged in as the user named root - which is one of the top bad ideas of all time). Google left su out of Android (because it's powerful enough to allow you to delete Android itself).

    In order to install su you have to have administrative privilege, which would seem to be a catch 22, since you don't have it until after you've installed su, which you can't, etc. Rooting is running an app or a program on a PC with the phone connected that uses some little bug or hole in the system to gain temporary administrative rights so it can install su.

    Once you've done that (and added a couple of other programs, which a rooting program or app does), you can run apps that can only do what they need to do if they have administrative rights.

    Programs that don't need administrative rights (and don't refuse to run on rooted devices - some do because the developer doesn't want his app running on a rooted device) won't see any difference. The phone won't be faster, it won't run with weaker signals, it won't give you more memory - it's the same phone unless you're doing something that needs administrative rights.
    11-09-2014 12:00 PM

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