Discussion in 'Android Tablet Usage, Tips & Tricks' started by mattls, Dec 22, 2010.
I have no idea what rooting is. Can someone explain in a way that i might understand?
Rooting is pretty much opening up the devices OS so that you have complete control over whats on it. If there are system applications that you don't use but are just taking up space, rooting the device will let you delete those applications. Rooting also lets you install custom Roms (if they are available). Pretty much you have total control over your device and its not locked down.
Doea getting the marketplace involve rooting?
Yes, you have to be rooted in order to do any hacks to your device.
You do not need Root to install Market for Archos is about the only exception
Oh i didnt know that.. thanks for filling me on on that.
So how would you install it on an Archos product?
Quite simply, you download and install an app called gApps4Archos.apk or gAppsInstaller_v4.apk depending on Firmware or Android version. Search and research. It is NOT that hard.
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