October 31, 2012

What is Rooting on Android?

Rooting is the process under which the Android device owner gets the “super-user” rights and permissions to Android’s software. The extended user privileges, allows the user to load custom software (ROM’s), delete pre-installed apps and increase the efficiency of the device. Rooting of Android devices is similar to the “jailbreaking” of the iPhone mobile. The term rooting comes from the Unix/Linux world and is used to describe a user who has “super-user” rights or permissions to all the files and programs in the operating system. The root user has privileges which allow the user to essentially change or modify any of the software code on the device.
Typically, device manufacturers/carriers
such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and others only give guest privileges when you buy the device. Why do they (manufacturers/carriers) do this? There are many reasons for doing this. They don’t want device owners to explore certain parts of the software which can accidentally damage the device beyond repair. It also allows the companies to easily manage and update all the sold devices if they lock it all down. Moreover, this makes all the users to run the same unmodified version of the phone’s software, which makes it much easier for companies to support the devices. On the flip side, guest privileges locks a lot of potentially useful features.

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