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  1. the point missed here is android os doesn’t come with multiuser feature like unix. the boxed android phone that you bought from the store boots up with the account ‘usr’ . when you root the os, the /system, /sys and other directories are made full read, write, execute access to the user, other accounts and group, meaning rwxrwxrwx.

    rooting the phone doesn’t change the user id to ‘root’ as in unix. only that the default ‘usr’ is given full privileges to system directories. at least, that’s what i could find out about android system. so, if stores start selling such, they’re losing out to unstable oses (did i hear anyone mutter ‘as in windows’?). because, then, there’s no one to stop you from loading up scripts yourself to automate and take full backup. and google would be another one to earn the tag of os update corp.

    it’s only the backdoor cooked up custom roms and rooting techniques that need to be controlled. say, for sgs3, there was an israel rom 4.2.2 i9300xxufme3 released quite some time back. trust me, this rom is so buggy and bad for your phone, you’d probably be better off unrooted! then there’s the open europe same android version i9300xxufme7 which seems to be carefully cooked up. but if you install i9300xxufme7 and then root your phone, be prepared for a slowdown in your sgs3. i had the same but now i’m back to the samsung original 4.1.2. like to float in breeze rather than getting caught up in a storm. 🙂

  2. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yesterday and When I tried to get Some apps it Said my device Was rooted. I didn’t root it ( Just had to Google what that meant) So l can only assume my android device Came rooted. Therefore I think a better article should be “why did my android tablet come rooted when Some apps don’t work on rooted devices. “

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