- 01-17-2011, 04:01 PM #2
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.
- 01-17-2011, 04:22 PM #3
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- 01-17-2011, 05:16 PM #5
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Here's a good first place to look:
Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central
- 01-17-2011, 05:29 PM #6
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.
- 01-17-2011, 05:34 PM #7
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.
- 01-17-2011, 06:19 PM #8
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