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Rooting (Android OS)
- Created 2012-02-14
is the process of allowing users of
, and other devices running the
mobile operating system
(known as "
") within Android's subsystem.
Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that
and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized
that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.
As Android was derived from the
, rooting an Android device is similar in practice to accessing administrative permissions on
or any other
operating system such as
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