New(?) jargon using the verb, _root_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 18 23:20:03 UTC 2012

"[The Google] Nexus 4 has already been _rooted_."

"For those who don’t know,

_Android-rooting_ is _the process of gaining access to the Google
operating system’s subsystem_.

The point is usually to overcome limitations put in place by carriers
and hardware manufacturers, allowing the user to alter or replace
system applications and settings, run apps that require
administrator-level permissions, and even completely replace the
device’s operating system."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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