Currently, is a synonym to . I want to propose separating the two:

  • "rooting" concerns the process of gaining root access to a device, as its tag-wiki (including the excerpt) describes. The majority of the questions reflect that.
  • "root" should be used in connection with issues involving an already existing root account, or being specific to already rooted devices.

As usual, I volunteer to sort-out (re-tag) questions accordingly.


I like the suggestion. And it's even better if we have a volunteer. :)

If there are no objections and counter arguments, then the separation should get done.

  • I concur. – eldarerathis Apr 3 '13 at 21:04
  • Whenever 'root' was separated, please give me a ping so I immediately set up the tag wiki(s) and excerpt(s) to make clear what-is-what, and start the re-tagging process. Thanks a lot in advance! – Izzy Apr 3 '13 at 21:10
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    Task completed: tag-wikis generated/updated, all 400+ rooting questions checked. Many simply lost the rooting tag (no relation to either root or rooting), 73 went to root, 307 left in rooting. Next I will check for all those questions we removed the rooting tag in the past as they didn't deal with the rooting process as such. Long way to paradise... – Izzy Apr 5 '13 at 22:26

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