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Android is based on Linux and comes locked with standard user access in an aim to protect the device. Rooting your device essentially means you are bypassing Android’s security measures and enabling administrative of SuperUser (SU) access.

This is similar to the process of Jailbreaking an iOS device from Apple running iOS. This overcomes the limitations set by the carrier and manufacturer on the device.

Rooting allows using custom versions of Android, adding of supporting features that will not be available on the stock ROM. It also allows users to update to newer versions of Android which the device manufacturer has not released. Unlike in iOS, Android does not restrict users to one Android Marketplace, thus rooting is not required to install third party apps. Rooting is also required by certain applications that need access to hardware that is generally not allowed access to by the core Android system.

Android devices come from various manufactures including Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. You can check for a comprehensive list of Android devices here.

This page is available to guide users on how to root some of these devices. If you don't find your device in the posts below and want a guide on rooting your device leave a request and I will try and help.

Please note that the process of rooting your device and the contents of this page requires a level of knowledge in what you are about to do. I assume no liability of any damage that may incur to your device by using this guide. I will however confirm that these processes have been tried and tested and chance of error will only occur by not reading the guide carefully.

Check the guides below for rooting of your Android devices, You can use the search functionality of this website to find your device