I understand the root user under Linux and the goal of rooting an Android device. Though, when people say "rooting", does it mean I will always use my device as root? Or just while I apply my changes?
marked as duplicate by Al E., eldarerathis♦ Aug 15 '12 at 17:26
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No. Rooting in that case means that apps are able to request root. If they do so, then usually a pop-up appears asking for your permission.