Rooting is a common practice among many Android users and even more popular in the world of Apple. Essentially rooting a device gives a user full control over the OS provided. Most people are familiar with jailbreaking as it gained its popularity among Apple users to install third party apps; another advantage of rooting your device. Jailbreaking/rooting takes advantage of security exploits found in the devices OS. These exploits or holes if you will, allow access to the most trusted part of a UNIX based system root user, in Microsoft Windows you could think of it as the Administrator account.