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The Android team wants users to know that easily rooting a phone has nothing to do with its level of security. Also, they see carriers and handset makers as obstacles to legitimately unlocked devices.
A how-to guide published online explains how PlayBook users can root their devices to access Google's Android Market and run Android apps.
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If your idea of heaven is meddling with the gubbins in your phone, gaining root access to your Android handset will be almost too much to bear. The question is, should you do it?