Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/192402/why-androids-ota-updates-remove-root-and-how-to-keep-it/
Android’s OTA (over-the-air) updates remove root access, forcing you to root them again if you depend on root-only apps. There are ways to preserve this root access, and re-rooting a device will be easier on some devices than others.
Not allowing root access on a Linux-based system is just plain wrong. I can understand having root access "turned off" by default, considering how many Windows users have Android devices. But, to deny access totally is just not right.
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Good thing that there are so many many Android phones to choose from. Who "customizes" the OS more - the manufacturer or the carrier? Or in the case of many phones, it's the manufacturer building the phone to the carrier's specs.
Great article thanks, especially the last bit regarding the failed to flash because of Xposed tip, was pulling my hair out until i found this article...thanks again.