This is a common question by those who have want to root their phones. How exactly do I root my Android device?
DISCLAIMER: ROOTING YOUR PHONE WILL PROBABLY VOID YOUR WARRANTY FROM BOTH THE CARRIER AND THE MANUFACTURER. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ACCEPT FAULT FOR ANY ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ROOTING, THEN DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. HERE BE DRAGONS.
Before rooting, you might have some questions about it. Fortunately, they've already been answered! Refer to the handy list below:
How do I do root?
First, ensure you understand that you are assuming all risks and will void your warranty. We don't guarantee that any specific program or method will work. Once again:your warranties will be voided, you may screw up your phone, and there may also be other adverse effects. If you do not want to risk it, stop now.
There is no known method that will root all devices. The easiest way to root your phone is via "one click" methods, most of which are developed for more popular devices. Examples include applications (.apk) you can run on your phone, or software you have to run on a pc while connecting the phone with USB. Other methods may involve many steps or manual editing of files to achieve rooting.
Methods may vary between models and/or firmware versions. When checking compatibility with a rooting method, ensure you know what version of Android you have, your phone's firmware and hardware versions.
BE VERY CAREFUL IN MODIFYING ANY INSTRUCTIONS UNLESS YOU WANT AN EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT. We can't guarantee that none of these methods will brick your phone, but trying to mess about on your own is even more dangerous unless you really know what you're doing.
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I've rooted my phone. Now what?
protected by Matthew Read♦ Oct 12 '12 at 18:41
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