HTC One V — SD Maid

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Jul 24, 2012, 6:16:33 PM via Website

I am reading the SD Maid review and can't understand what is 'rooted' and why 'use at your own risk' ?

Plse explain.

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Nov 29, 2012, 1:33:11 PM via Website

Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. Rooting is similar to jailbreaking devices running the Apple iOS operating system. 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.

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Nov 29, 2012, 3:29:17 PM via Website

Rooting the device gives superuser control over it and if SD Maid has superuser control you can inadvertently delete files that are necessary to the device. Hence, use at your own risk.