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verb root pronunciation in American English /rut/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyroot
he/she/itroots
present participlerooting
past tenserooted
past participlerooted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to grow roots, or to make a plant grow roots
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to search for something by putting your hand deep into a place and pushing things around
    root among/through: She was desperately rooting through the papers on her desk.
    root around: He rooted around in his coat pocket for some change.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to unlock the operating system of a cellphone or other device that uses Android OS so that it can run software it is not normally authorized to use because of restrictions imposed by the manufacturer
    Simply follow these steps to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 and then use the appropriate apps to finish off the job.
    See also jailbreak2
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    4
    (computing) to change your mobile device in order to have more control over it by for example uninstalling and replacing the operating system
    There are some programs that you’ll need to use in order to root your device (Odin for Samsung, Flashtool for Sony, etc).
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/05/2013

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