What is Root?

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    Hi All

    Everyone is taking about rooting your Nexus One.
    But I got a Big Question…

    What the hell is Root???
    How to Root your Nexus One?
    If it is Rooted, what additional things can the Nexus One can do?
    Is there any harm to the Nexus One if it is Rooted?

    Sorry Newbie here, please help!

    Thanks for the reply in advance

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    root is how you customize your N1's roms & software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red MacGregor View Post
    root is how you customize your N1's roms & software.
    Hi MacGregor, Thanks for the fast reply

    Customizing my Own way!!!

    Cool...

    You mean the Nexus One will work differently from stock sets?

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    it could, yes... depends on what roms you load. it's not for the inexperienced tho.

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    if you root your phone and it craps out on you doesnt that void the warrenty on the phone?

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    yep.. it does... again, i don't recommend this for the inexperienced...

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    *FACEPALM*

    Why do people ask questions, when they are sitting on a computer CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET?

    Please PLEASE try googling or at least searching this forum before asking a question like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonMonster View Post
    *FACEPALM*

    Why do people ask questions, when they are sitting on a computer CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET?

    Please PLEASE try googling or at least searching this forum before asking a question like this.

    Somebody is new to forum life!! :rofl3:


    To the OP, I personally have found no benefit to rooting my N1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red MacGregor View Post
    it could, yes... depends on what roms you load. it's not for the inexperienced tho.
    Oh... I see!
    Nice and it will be fun
    Thanks, MacGregor for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsun87 View Post
    if you root your phone and it craps out on you doesnt that void the warrenty on the phone?
    Quote Originally Posted by Red MacGregor View Post
    yep.. it does... again, i don't recommend this for the inexperienced...
    Huh...

    Rooting the Nexus One will cause Warrenty to be Void!

    dsun87 & MacGregor, thanks for the information

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