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Jailbreaking. Rooting. Hacking. These are terms used to signify a person’s rebellion against their stock software. It’s very popular on mobile devices, especially smartphones, and also on games consoles (if you don’t mind being sued by the manufacturer).

Rooting is the term most often used when referring to Android hacking. The term means to break the device’s metaphorical walls in order to gain better access to the device and it’s operating system to allow better end user control of it’s functions. Michael James Williams already covered the question “To Root or Not to Root?“, as well as the actual process of rooting. But now, let’s take a look at the main difference between iOS’s jailbreaking and Android’s rooting.