Originally Posted by richpit
Well, I think I've successfully rooted my Media Player 5.0 using this tool. All went as expected, with no errors, but I'm not sure what should be different for me to know it's rooted?
(I'm an ultra newb at this stuff)
Well, if there is a SuperUser.apk and root apps like Root Explorer are asking permission from SuperUser means it's rooted!
If your question it's like : "Why should I root an Android?" , well, I don't know where to begin! For a newbie, take it this way, when you buy an un-root Android, you are the USER of it, means you do what the screen tells you and can't do anything else. With Root, you are the OWNER of the device!
What does that means, root gives you access to system and data and everything on an Android, so you can change the BootAnimation in /system/media and you can push apps to /system/app and you can back up the apps and so many many things, you have a lot of learning to do!