What if the Samsung Galaxy S I've got has already been rooted?..

Is there perhaps a special boot mode which would boot into the system with root access?

Or normally, a "rooted" device always boots the system with complete root access?

2 Answers 2


There isn't a special boot for rooted devices AFAIK. Any rooted device necessarily boots with complete root access.

  • That's correct. Hover your mouse over the "root" tag chosen, and click the "info" link revealed in the popup. This will bring you to the root tag-wiki, where you can find further details. (Remember this trick for other tags, too :)
    – Izzy
    Apr 20, 2013 at 16:38

If you want root access on a production phone, then you are going to have to use a root kit. There are a ton of benefits to having a rooted device, but there are also risks. Some devices are now coming out with the ability to run an app in root mode with user permission.


Attempting to root your device without proper knowledge will render it completely useless except for holding down your papers on a windy day. Make sure to do all instructions exactly and only flash your phone with builds that are meant to go with your specific device!

Best of luck!

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