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Rooting the AT&T Cameox

Have never considered modifiying a phone but I now would want to learn about "Rooting" a phone. What is the policy of CNET with regard to altering the software and attendant features of a manufactured cell phone. Guidance sought.

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No limit except one.

We had a few spammers spamming some root web site. Outside of that, go right ahead. I find I have yet to need to root an Android. Do you know why you need this?

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Want to proceed...

Simply want the experience of imposing my will over a device. I am told by some that this phone cannot be rooted. The link: androidrootonline.pro shows one path. Before commencing.. would want to know how may paths there are to rooting this particular phone. All guidance is welcome as I deliberate over this project.


Note: Moderator disabled link as it's commonly spammed.

Post was last edited on August 18, 2018 12:23 PM PDT

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Going to disable that link.

It's typical of the spam we get here.

If the site with this root is not answering questions, go elsewhere like XDA Forum.

You really need to explain to all why you need to root. I haven't rooted in years because there's little need to do this today.

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Let me share my view on this.

Beware many of the rootkits out there since many are just malware in disguise. If you want to install another version of Android or root, get it from well known sources like XDA Forum.

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Until then...

Posted rooting for this phone in the hopes that I might attempt it if the guidance was convincing amongst the majority of replies. Have not found that yet and so I will wait. For now I would only ask for guidance on how one bypasses the standard setup path for this phone as I want it only for wifi.

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Re: only for WiFi

To only use it via WiFi, remove the sim-card. You can't use it for phone or SMS then, and apps that need a phone number (like Whatsapp) won't work either.

Maybe it suffices to disable use of 3G, 4G or 5G (whatever this phone has) data, leaving the normal phoning options (call, answer and sms). That's a setting in Android.

Post was last edited on September 2, 2018 7:06 AM PDT

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Here I think I have a phone that

Needed a sim card to operate. Sorry but that was long ago so I can't remember it. So I'll share my BLATENT WORKAROUND that didn't cost me a dime. What was it?

I put in an old SIM that had no service. Voilà or Woohoo, that worked.

It is also a fine workaround on my old no-carrier iPhone 5s.

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