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Rooting android

  1. 1. Rooting Android IMSA
  2. 2. Android  <ul><li>Developed by Google & Open Handset Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Fork of the Linux Operating System </li></ul><ul><li>OS Versions named after desserts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.6 Donut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.0 Eclair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.2 Froyo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.3 Gingerbread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.0 Honeycomb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Hardware - phones and tablets <ul><li>HTC </li></ul><ul><li>Sony </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung </li></ul><ul><li>Motorola </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Fire </li></ul><ul><li>LG </li></ul><ul><li>Barnes and Noble Nook Color </li></ul><ul><li>Acer </li></ul><ul><li>ASUS </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Rooting? <ul><ul><li>Rooting allows a user to gain administrative access or root access. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By default phones do not allow users root access because the average consumer will not need it. You are not average consumers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Root access allows you to overclock/underclock the CPU, install/uninstall whatever apps you want. Install custom ROMs. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Roms and Rooting <ul><ul><li>Read-only memory ( ROM ) is a class of storage medium used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROM cannot be modified, or can be modified only slowly or with difficulty, so it is mainly used to distribute firmware ( software that is very closely tied to specific hardware , and unlikely to need frequent updates).  (Wikipedia.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When people talk about ROM's on their phone they're talking about ROM images </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits to Rooting <ul><ul><li>Custom ROMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stock ROM is based on the OS the phone is shipped with </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROMs are based off the source code released by Google and are typically &quot;vanilla&quot; Android experience (No fancy UI like HTC Sense or Motoblur) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://source.android.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g ext3 vs ext4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overclocking  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlocking features </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits to Rooting <ul><ul><li>Custom ROMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stock ROM is based on the OS the phone is shipped with </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROMs are based off the source code released by Google and are typically &quot;vanilla&quot; Android experience (No fancy UI like HTC Sense or Motoblur) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://source.android.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g ext3 vs ext4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overclocking  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlocking features </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. **BEWARE** <ul><ul><li>Flashing will void your warranty! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It's possible to &quot;brick&quot; your phone! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When used in reference to consumer electronics , &quot; brick &quot; describes a device that cannot function in any capacity (such as a device with damaged firmware ) (Wikipedia.org)  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OTA updates can break root or brick the phone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read ALL the instructions first and multiple times if need be. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Method <ul><ul><li>Before doing anything - Make a backup!   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SMS, call logs text messages etc. can be erased so don't take chances! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every device is different but the basic premise is you need to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>unlock bootloader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>flash a custom recovery which will allow you to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>install Superuser APK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before flashing a new ROM, make a backup of your current ROM. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If anything goes wrong you'll be able to reflash a ROM you know works. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Questions?/END! Happy rooting!!
  11. 11. Links <ul><li>http://forum.xda-developers.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://tabletroms.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://unrevoked.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lifehacker.com/5789397/the-always-up+to+date-guide-to-rooting-any-android-phone </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.android-x86.org/ </li></ul>

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