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The 5 best reasons to root your Android phone

May 27, 2011, 09:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Purdy)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Here lies the standard disclaimer: rooting your phone's firmware is probably a violation of your warranty, and using that rooted phone in unauthorized fashion -- like, say, tethering your Android data connection to a laptop -- is almost certainly a breach of contract. You can usually return your phone to factory-like condition, and you don't have to do anything tricky with your device. In any case, though, you're taking the risk of voiding your warranty, and if something happened to go wrong, it's up to you and some clever Google queries to fix it.

"With that stern talking-to out of the way, here are 5 good reasons to take a few tentative steps into the Mos Eisley Cantina of the Android world."

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