How does root work?
When ClockworkMod asks if you want to root and you say yes, what is it doing?
As opposed to flashing a standalone rooting tool in recovery?
I seem to recall reading once there's more than one way to run processes as "root": you can carefully manage which apps can elevate, using something like SuperSU, or you can just RUN EVERY PROCESS AS UID 0 which sounds stupid and dangerous.
Just making sure that's not what CWM is doing.
And yes, I searched XDA *and* Google for a bit and didn't come up with a quick answer so I thought I'd just ask here. Maybe the discussion will been benefit everyone not just me.
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