I have following question I have Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. If I choose option for remote disabling phone if the phone lost or stolen , i asked for some give some administrative permissions. Are these permissions same as ROOT, i.e. after giving these permissions , will my phone be rooted? Thanks

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Administrative privileges are not the same as root. They allow for a slightly elevated level of security for controlling things like the lock screen or other tasks that most apps shouldn't have access to. Enabling administrative permission for an app won't void your warranty or anything. Just be careful what you allow to have this access. The security app will need this permission to be able to lock the device and delete data (if the app supports it).

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