[PLUG-TALK] Rooting Android phone

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Sun Mar 6 22:02:41 PST 2011


>>>>> "John" == John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> writes:

John> Apparently it is possible to root my Atrix 4G.  I can find lots
John> of pages about rooting phones, all of which assume you know what
John> the term means. I don't. I am guessing that it means wipe out
John> the installed OS and install a real open source version of
John> Android.  

No, it just means that you can get a root shell (or root privileges)
on the device, instead of being limited to the user-privileged apps.
The OS remains intact, afaik.


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