All About Root

All About Root

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Ever wonder: What is Root? Why do people want Root? How does Root work? How would I obtain Root? How to verify Root?

Accurate and correct information about root access can be difficult to obtain.

This application answers these simple questions in a clear and concise manner. Definitions are provided, sources are cited and links are given.

The goal is to help all users understand more about root. This application is at an early stage of accomplishing this goal. After much research and experience helping many many users understand what root is, why people want to root, how root works and some of the common methods taken for obtaining root access, I have put everything together into one simple application.

Having received hundreds of the same questions via email from Android users across the globe regarding my Root Check application and specifically about root, I decided it would be most beneficial for all users to have a simple, easy and clear educational tool explaining All About Root. I plan to continue to refine and add information as I receive feedback.

A "technical" section has been added to cover some of the more detailed and technical aspects of root including ownership and permissions, along with setuid and setgid attributes.

Please let me know via email, IRC or posts on the common forums, whether the information is helpful, unhelpful, missing details, contains too many details, etc. I appreciate all feedback. Thank you for your support and reading all of my market description!!!

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Recently changed in this version

Version 1.2.6
** Updated Why Root links
** Updated FAQ
** Minor bug fixes
** Updated libraries
Version 1.2.5
** Added to the FAQ
** Added Whats New Dialog
Version 1.2.4
** Added "Night Reading" mode per request
** Added Preferences panel
Version 1.2.3
** Updated Root Quiz information
Version 1.2.2
** Added FAQ
** Minor bug fixes
Version 1.2.1
** Added simple 4 question quiz
** Added ability to store on sdcard
** Added credits section
** Minor bug fixes

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Comments and ratings for All About Root
  • (66 stars)

    by Yu Ko on 18/04/2014


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    by Gulab jain on 14/04/2014


  • (66 stars)

    by Saheb Mathur on 10/04/2014

    Incorrect information need much improvement...

  • (66 stars)

    by mick jarrel Labay on 07/04/2014

    You should put where to get a rooting tool for every phone, thank alot i learn a lot in this app

  • (66 stars)

    by FD Dev on 06/04/2014


  • (66 stars)

    by Russell Whitford on 06/04/2014

    Thank you

  • (66 stars)

    by Colin Ramsay on 22/03/2014

    I learned a lot from this informative app. Its basic info on root but to a beginner there's no better place to start. Thank you for the time to create and distribute this information. When I finally get a rootable device I will look to your apps for fu