1. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    From the fist moment I joined the android world I was hearing about rooting. So here are my questions:
    1) What exactly is rooting?
    2) How is it done?
    3) What are the risks?
    4) Advantages/Disadvantages
    Thank you

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    abdul majid karimi likes this.
    04-30-2014 01:06 PM
  2. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    1. rooting can unlock more advance features, you can edit and tweak phone , install custom roms
    2. you can root phone through odin or by recovery
    3. your warranty will be void and you can unroot too, rooting latest phones like s4, note 3 will void Knox security
    4. you can edit and tweak phone , install custom roms , crack games, many more
    05-02-2014 11:01 PM
  3. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Thank you! Another question! What's rom,odin and Knox security? [noob]

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    05-03-2014 05:21 AM
  4. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    Roms are of 2 type stock rom and custom rom .stock rom are official rom from samsung custom rom are editor or manipulated by developers.

    odin is a firmware testing and flashing software developed by samsung

    knox are new security feature developed by samsung which cannot be manipulated which is a very difficult to break .rooting your knox enabled phone will void the warranty. and you cannot install a knox enabled firmware any more

    next time ask my friend google :-) :-)
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    05-03-2014 05:52 AM
  5. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    So basically odin are the files which roots the phone? But rom what does exactly do?

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    05-03-2014 05:58 AM
  6. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    rom means the android os you are using on your phone.
    Odin not a file its a software for flashing firmware and root

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    05-03-2014 06:05 AM
  7. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    What do you mean flashing? Thank you for your time though...and maybe I'll ask Google!

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    05-03-2014 06:07 AM
  8. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    if your phone have a software problem then you use odin to flash a new firmware to fix it. Odin only works in samsung mobile. That is flashing..

    I am ready to help :-)

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    05-03-2014 06:30 AM
  9. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    odin works all in pc with runs windows for mac and other OS you need to use other flashing tools.

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    05-03-2014 06:31 AM
  10. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    So what I have to download or load to my phone to be rooted?

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    05-03-2014 06:31 AM
  11. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Any article with instructions?

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    05-03-2014 06:32 AM
  12. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    you are using samsung galaxy s4 which knox security rooting your phone will void the warranty . if you want to root your phone then search the xda or google. root file comes with the different versions

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    05-03-2014 06:36 AM
  13. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Xda? Hahaha

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    05-03-2014 06:42 AM
  14. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    it's better not to root your phone, but rooting will unlock more advanced features, you can edit tweak or install custom roms for your s4

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    05-03-2014 06:45 AM
  15. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Ok thanks a lot! I should pay you! :P

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    05-03-2014 06:54 AM
  16. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active-uploadfromtaptalk1399114554287.jpg

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    05-03-2014 06:55 AM
  17. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    Thank me :-) :-) :-)

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    05-03-2014 07:00 AM

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