Samsung Galaxy S4 mini — Rooting ?

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Oct 28, 2015 9:24:05 AM via Website

Hi, I often come across items in this forum where somebody suggests to 'root' your phone of your phone has to be 'rooted' before you can do this or that.
What do they mean by 'root' the phone.

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Oct 28, 2015 12:51:33 PM via Website

Android is basically linux

rooting your phone means giving yourself root, or superuser/Administrator privilege (think...admin) access, giving you access to system files and the ability to change things that normally are marked read only

This allows you to change all kinds of things that normally you wouldn't be able to, along with install custom versions of Android.

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Nov 2, 2015 12:38:17 PM via Website

Thanks for your explanation.
Short and sweet but clear.

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Nov 2, 2015 3:18:34 PM via Website

Glad to help you andy