Root Checker Android Application provide status of your android device is Rooted or Not Rooted.
#### THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT ROOT YOUR DEVICE BUT IT CAN CHECK ROOT STATUS ONLY####
Root Checker App Features:
- Check status of Android Device Rooted or Not Rooted
- Busybox Installed or Not
- Busybox Version
- Android Device Brand Name
- Android Device Model Number
This application main feature is to provide simple functionality to check their android device root access (administrator / superuser).
What is Rooting?
“Rooting” your device means obtaining “superuser” rights and permissions to your Android’s software. With these elevated user privileges, you gain the ability to load custom software (ROM’s), install custom themes, increase performance, increase battery life, and the ability to install software that would otherwise cost extra money (ex: WiFi tethering). Rooting is essentially “hacking” your Android device. In the iPhone world, this would be the equivalent to “Jailbreaking” your phone.
Why is it called Rooting?
The term “root” comes from the Unix/Linux world and is used to describe a user who has “superuser” rights or permissions to all the files and programs in the software OS (Operating System). The root user, because they have “superuser” privileges, can essentially change or modify any of the software code on the device. You see, your phone manufacturer/carrier only gives you “guest” privileges when you purchase your device. They do this for good reason… they don’t want you getting into certain parts of the software on your phone and screwing it up beyond repair. It makes it much easier for them to manage and update the devices if they lock it all down. This way, all the users are running the same unmodified version of the phone’s software. This makes it much easier for them to support the devices. But, for the tech-savvy crowd, only having “guest” privileges on your device is pretty lame and it locks down a lot of potentially useful features.
What is BusyBox ?
When a phone is rooted, one of the most common things to do after rooting is the installation of the BusyBox binary, prior to running any applications that require root privileges.
To make sense of this, it is necessary to have a brief understanding of what BusyBox is. BusyBox is a collection of powerful command-line tools in a single binary executable that can be run for UNIX based systems, including Android. The collection of tools available depends on how the BusyBox binary was built, and the source code is GPLv2 open-source, available from http://www.busybox.net/. Many of the tools don’t do anything useful without elevated root privileges as in a rooted Android device.
Many Android applications that require root privileges use BusyBox from the command-line extensively. Some of the utilities are powerful enough to severely alter your device, such as the ability to write data directly any partition on your device. Many third-party firmware packages including Cyanogenmod utilize BusyBox extensively and already come with prebuilt with it, so users should be aware of consequences if making any modifications to the existing installation of BusyBox, by themselves of from one of many pre-packaged Play Store applications.