Rooting Android tablet - noob question (1 Viewer)

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I have an older "never hear of that brand before" tablet that I want to use just to play some games. It's still got Kit Kat on it (wrapped in some generic generic tech company's bloatware). I would like to wipe the thing and start with a blank slate sans manufacturer's software. Will rooting allow me to do this or is rooting just like installing multiple OS-es on your computer and booting to one or the other?
 

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Rooting would allow you to do that. But you will need to research and locate a ROM designed for your device.

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Thanks for confirming. There are a couple of walkthroughs online for this specific model so I know that something is out there that works.
 
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Actually there might not be a ROM it seems but there is a way to uninstall the apps I don't want. So it's kind of a win.
 

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Actually there might not be a ROM it seems but there is a way to uninstall the apps I don't want. So it's kind of a win.
Uninstalling the bloat and switching to the Google now launcher might give you most of the desired effect.

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Yeah that's what I'm going to do. Another weird thing is that it has an SD card slot but unless I root it, the OS (the wrapper, I assume) won't allow access to the card at all. Weird.
 

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Yeah that's what I'm going to do. Another weird thing is that it has an SD card slot but unless I root it, the OS (the wrapper, I assume) won't allow access to the card at all. Weird.
That's nuts
 

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