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Rooting your Android device: A guide for the accident-prone

Jon Gold | Jan. 29, 2015
Here’s how a tech-savvy but careless nerd roots an Android device.

Second, obviously, rooting isn't risk-free if you botch something too badly (though you'd have to try pretty hard these days) you run the risk of turning your phone into a fancy Android-powered paperweight, so be careful and make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into. Just rooting your phone can void your warranty, so that's something else to be aware of.

Other than that, have fun! Having the freedom to tweak and customize your Android device as you see fit is great, and gives you at least five extra points of geek cred.

 

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