My nephew parents had bought their son a new tablet, and while I snooping around his device and checked about tablet's information, I saw under kernel version option, it has:

root@tom-desktop #116

Does this mean the seller has rooted the device?

  • what kind of tablet? – nullmem May 4 '14 at 15:35
  • @nullmem some unknown brand tablet known as "Smart" – Daniel Hyuuga May 4 '14 at 15:37

It is perfectly normal for a device (usualy import models from China) to have a kernel version such as "kernel version-- 3.4.0 root@tom-desktop#1" etc. and this has nothing to do with "rooting" a device. If I am not mistaken the "tom-desktop" is the default hostname when building a kernel.

  • I got myself a tablet imported from china, but just surprised it don't have anything else stated in kernel version. But I guess your right. +1 up – Daniel Hyuuga May 4 '14 at 15:44

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