Wikipedia defines rooting as:
Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as “root access”) within Android’s subsystem.
Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device’s operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.
I define rooting as:
OMG! Wow! Overclocking! Power to the user, freedom! Cracked apps, games, tweaks! Latest custom ROMS! Woohoo!
There is one and only proper method to learn to root your Android powered smartphone and that is by…
Heading to XDA Forums
To know the steps to rooting your android device:
- Go to → XDA Developers’ Forums.
- Search your device name. *Important* The device name and model should be EXACTLY specific (Check your phone’s box).
- Find the manual among the posts (It’s usually on the top).