Smartphones Root

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Smartphones root, which means you have administrator rights, as you should.

Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control over various Android subsystems.

Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices.

Thus, rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized applications ("apps") 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.

When you purchase a new smartphone, you would want it to be "rootable", thus said giving you the control of your own phone.

This is sadly not the case in most cases and therefore you should avoid brands that are, difficult or imposible to root.

Smartphones root, which means you have administrator rights, as you should.

The saying that giving the user root (admin) acccess is bad, but what about all the rights to your photos, messages etc, that almost all apps requires ?

Since I have not found a list of manufacturers and models, that nobody has reported successfully rooted, I thought I would start one of my own.

First out are LG ( former Goldstar ):

  • LG K10 Power - Not "rootable" yet.
  • LG K11

SAMSUNG:

  • SAMSUNG S3 - YES, it is rootable, but the problem, it is running old 4.22 Android and it's a Swiss cheese.

Also, on a note, why are all "rooting" software written for Windows?

Is Linux to complicated for these programmers to make a nice and easy to use software for Linux or all they all using Visual C++???

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