Should I use root or sudo? 1 Answer. root is a user that has unlimited privileges. sudo is the act of temporary elevating privileges of a normal user, but designated as an admin, to the level of the root user.
Do you need sudo If you’re root? You don’t even need the root password, just your own login password. And of course, sudo su would allow you to simply become root. The result is the same as if you had logged in as root or executed the su command, except that you don’t need to know the root password but you do need to be in the sudoers file.
How do you check if user is root or not?
- Go to Play Store.
- Tap on the search bar.
- Type “root checker.”
- Tap on the simple result (free) or the root checker pro if you want to pay for the app.
- Tap install and then accept to download and install the app.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Apps.
- Locate and open Root Checker.
Does factory reset remove root? No, root won’t be removed by factory reset. If you want to remove it, then you should flash stock ROM; or delete the su binary from the system/bin and system/xbin and then delete the Superuser app from the system/app .