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    Default What does rooted mean? I am new to android and want to learn. Thanks.

    What also is the difference between a rooted phone and a stock one?
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    Welcome to AC. I would start out here for simple answer to the terminology. http://www.androidcentral.com/dictionary
    Also this would be the wrong place to ask this type of question though I'm betting a mod will move this. Hopefully this helps.
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    Welcome to Android Warrantyman! I would recommend checking out this for all of your rooting questions

    Rooting - Is it for me?
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    Congratulations on making it to the AC front page on your first post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrantyman View Post
    What also is the difference between a rooted phone and a stock one?
    I say with a name like that you are either a spy or you want info from the dark side. LOL

    Here's a good first place to look:
    Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central
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    When you root your phone, you are getting superuser access to the android operating system that's running on it. In turn this lets you modify system applications, alter system settings and gain write access to system memory spaces. In turn this allows you to flash a custom recovery and install custom roms.
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    Basically in a sense, you are "freeing" your phone from locks and protections the manufacturers and carriers have placed on your phone. It opens the phone up to more customizations by the owner, but also opens up programming areas of the phone that can get you in trouble (meaning "bricking" or making the phone a real expensive paper weight). Rooting is not for everyone, and there is a lot you should research before attempting it, no matter what model you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 318sugarhill View Post
    Basically in a sense, you are "freeing" your phone from locks and protections the manufacturers and carriers have placed on your phone. It opens the phone up to more customizations by the owner, but also opens up programming areas of the phone that can get you in trouble (meaning "bricking" or making the phone a real expensive paper weight). Rooting is not for everyone, and there is a lot you should research before attempting it, no matter what model you have.
    One thing to add to this, its the way android is meant to be experienced. Google has even posted a blog expressing how they are disappointed that the manufactures lock down the phones the way they do.
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    This heros. Thanks everyone. I'm still trying to figure android out. :-)
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    Welcome to AC! New myself, the post by 318sugarhill basically sums it up. But yeah, make sure you check out the terms dictionary post as well.

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