root mode

root mode

Synonym with wizard mode or "wheel mode". Like these, it is often generalised to describe privileged states in systems other than operating systems.
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A security monitor module runs in root mode using hardware-assisted virtualization technology, and completely outside the guest OS environment.
One of the most devastating things that can go wrong while in root mode is running out of battery midway through installing a custom OS or ROM (read-only memory, or the phone's internal memory where your apps are stored).