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Thursday, July 14, 2011

How to check if Android Phone is Rooted or Not

Android RootIs this the question that you get all the time when you see your phone? You know that Android is an open operating system launched by Google. Its gives the cellphone owners the privilege to attain root access within the Android Linux subsystem, this is quite similar to jailbreak on Apple devices.

The root in required when you want to install the custom versions of Android system or the latest firmware updates released by Android. The rooting of a device is officially legal and it can run unauthorized third-party applications easily.

Here is the simple process on how to check whether your device is rooted or not.

You need to open the Android Market and search out for the terminal client. A huge list I got when I searched out for terminal client. The one which I recommend you is Connectbot.

Now open the Connectbot and read through the instructions carefully and you would be able to faced with a text entry prompt. If you are prompted with pound sign (#) then your device is routed and if you see the dollar sign ($) then your device is not routed. However you can easily setup rooting at this instance itself.Try to enter the command “su” without quote. When you have done that you would see a dialog seeking for the permissions from SuperUser app, which you need to grant. If the prompt changes to the pound sign then you are rooted.

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