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what is "Rooting" the XOOM?

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    what is "Rooting" the XOOM?

    Hi all,

    What is "rooting" the XOOM? What does it entail and what are the benefits?

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    The best analogy I have heard to explain rooting is - say you have a beautiful house with track lighting and an alarm system, central heat and air, automatic garage doors, heated floors, indoor pool with a retractable roof and everything else you can think of, but all the controls are in the basement and the basement door is locked - rooting unlocks that door

    http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/moto...rola-xoom.html

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    You can get custom ROM's if you root. You can brick the Xoom though if you don't root it correctly.
    Last edited by Trav; 02-27-2011 at 08:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    The best analogy I have heard to explain rooting is - say you have a beautiful house with track lighting and an alarm system, central heat and air, automatic garage doors, heated floors, indoor pool with a retractable roof and everything else you can think of, but all the controls are in the basement and the basement door is locked - rooting unlocks that door

    http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/moto...rola-xoom.html
    Great analogy, I wasn't sure how to explain it.
    Edit: Sorry for the Double Post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    The best analogy I have heard to explain rooting is - say you have a beautiful house with track lighting and an alarm system, central heat and air, automatic garage doors, heated floors, indoor pool with a retractable roof and everything else you can think of, but all the controls are in the basement and the basement door is locked - rooting unlocks that door
    Yeah, and in the process of unlocking the door you accidentally bust a couple pipes, the basement floods, and raw sewage comes shooting up out of the tub drain in the second story bathroom, leaks down through the floor, and ruins the expensive Persian rug that's been handed down through three generations of your wife's family.

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    I recently rooted my Xoom and as with any root it is definitely cooler, but I am noticing that my picasa web pictures won't stream into the gallery. Any one else experiencing this problem?

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    I'm considering giving it a try today, but just like with the initial root of my Droid and Droid X I'm having reservations since I'm not a Linux guru!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    The best analogy I have heard to explain rooting is - say you have a beautiful house with track lighting and an alarm system, central heat and air, automatic garage doors, heated floors, indoor pool with a retractable roof and everything else you can think of, but all the controls are in the basement and the basement door is locked - rooting unlocks that door

    http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/moto...rola-xoom.html
    Haha well done. Best way to explain it that I've heard.
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    That description is hilarious
    DX deodexed, oc'd, apex 1.4.1, wtrmrkd xoom rooted oclkd 1.5ghz and ready 4 rom!


 

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