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8. Rooting Your Android Device

Sheran Gunasekera1 
(1)
Singapore, Singapore
 

You may have heard about “rooting” your device. You’ve already probably done it and are enjoying its benefits. In this chapter, we will take a look at what it means to root your device, what benefits you can get out of it, and how to actually root a device. We also take a look at some of the things we normally do on an emulator, but this time on the device proper.

The Internet is full of forums where hapless users bemoan their failed efforts at rooting. The perils of a bad rooting session could mean the infamous “bricking” of your device, essentially rendering it completely ...

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