1. dodong27's Avatar
    If you use Go Launcher... does it mean your Note 2 is "rooted"
    Thanks!
    04-08-2013 03:38 PM
  2. kris.richards's Avatar
    No. Launchers have nothing to do with root. Launchers are available to every phone in the Play store.
    Phil Nickinson likes this.
    04-08-2013 03:57 PM
  3. jdub1981's Avatar
    To be rooted you jave to physically hook your phone to a pc and perform a very specific task to root. I dont think any app in the playstore does it for you. After you root there are many apps in the playstore that make root awesome.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-08-2013 05:43 PM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    Why have sarcasim towards him? He may not really had known. Just saying. That's how I took it when reading your response

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    04-08-2013 06:30 PM
  5. jdub1981's Avatar
    Why have sarcasim towards him? He may not really had known. Just saying. That's how I took it when reading your response

    Edited

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2


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    04-08-2013 06:37 PM
  6. MrMLK's Avatar
    Why have sarcasim towards him? He may not really had known. Just saying. That's how I took it when reading your response
    Hey Jude, I think you might be being a bit too sensitive. There isn't the slightest bit of sarcasm any of the posts before yours.
    04-08-2013 07:22 PM
  7. jdub1981's Avatar
    I was a little sarcastic, I edited my pst after she said something.

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    04-08-2013 08:16 PM
  8. Jude526's Avatar
    I was a little sarcastic, I edited my pst after she said something.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    Thank you!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    04-08-2013 08:24 PM
  9. dodong27's Avatar
    Thanks All... I really didn't know, this is my first Android phone and never rooted any phones before and I don't plan to. That's why I was asking...
    04-11-2013 02:05 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just to expand a little bit. Go Launcher is just another app that runs on your phone and lets you replace the App Launcher in it, and to do so it doesn't require any 'special' permissions since Android is designed to let you do just that: Customize your system.

    However, there are a few things that require more permissions, like tinkering with your notifications, accessing hardware in a low level, writing/reading files in the protected section of your phone (this is where rooting gets dangerous). To access all these, you need to 'root' your phone, or gain write/read access to the protected section of your phone. This gives you access to EVERYTHING in your equipment and, if used properly, lets you do fun stuff you couldn't do otherwise, but it also means that these files (some critical to your phone's functions and, if broken, may permanently damage your headset) are wide open, so privacy and security are VERY MUCH lowered.

    It's sort of like Jailbreaking an iDevice. It lets you change things you wouldn't normally be able to change, but it also leaves your phone open to malicious attacks or to just an installation/overwritting mistake that could render your phone unusable.
    04-11-2013 02:20 PM
  11. rankar7's Avatar
    I was a little sarcastic, I edited my pst after she said something.

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    you're still my android hero.
    04-11-2013 02:20 PM
  12. jdub1981's Avatar
    you're still my android hero.
    Funny that you say that is cuz the note 2 is my first android as well. Im just floored by the capability and actively seek out all things android in my free time.

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    04-11-2013 02:31 PM

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