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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