Why Root?

Rooting an Android device is a process that allows phone and tablet owners to obtain "privelaged" control of their devices (known as "root access"). This enables users to further customize their Android devices, including removing the "bloatware" commonly pre-installed on phones across various carriers.

A common reason for rooting a device is to enable a wifi hotspot/tethering feature (which allows the device's existing internet connection to be shared with desktops, laptops, game systems and more!