What is Rooting? Everything You Need to Know About Rooting Your Android Phone

If you are an Android user you heard the word “root”. Today i will show you how to root Android and the advantages and disadvantages of rooting your Android devices. But rooting your phone in any way will void your manufacturer’s warranty and possibly “brick” it. I do not in any way recommend anyone to root their Android device.

What is Rooting?

Rooting your device means obtaining “superuser” rights and administrative access to your Android’s software. With these you gain the ability to load custom software (ROM’s), install custom themes, increase performance, increase battery life.when you purchase your device your phone manufacturer only gives you “guest” privileges. Once your device is rooted, you will have an application by the name of Superuser that can be found in your app list. This application is where you can control the permissions of any applications that require “administrative” rights.

        After rooting your Android phone , you can own your device. You can do whatever you want to do.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Rooting?

The Android operating system was designed for both commercial and private use. the operating system comes with some features disabled, either for future use or to prevent permanent damage to the OS. Rooting is the process in which a user gains full access to the previously restricted features, settings, and performance levels.

Advantages

Custom Software (ROM’s) [use this feature at your own risk

A “ROM” is the software that runs your device. you might be stuck with an older version of the Android OS and by Custom ROM’s you will get newer updated versions of Android that can make your Android device look and perform well.To find custom ROM’s for Android devices click Here

Backing up your device

If you root your device, backing up everything on your device (both apps and data) becomes a simple task.Titanium can be used on rooted device to give you a complete backup and restore their Devices [Market Link]

Free up Memory  

By rooting, you will be able to move installed apps to the SD Card and thus free up the system memory for more app or files storage.(nowadays most of the mobiles are coming with SD card as default installation memory)

Remove Preinstalled applications

The manufacturer won’t allow you to uninstall those pre-installed apps on your device. Rooting a device can make them removed easily, which ensures a high running quality.

Blocking Ads in Any Apps

Sick of the pop-up ads when playing games? A rooted device can remove these annoying ads immediately.

Install Incompatible Apps & Running special Apps

Some wonderful apps need the root access if you install them on your device Root your phone, enjoy more apps.

Increase  your Android Device’s Speed and Battery Life

Some powerful apps like Greenify (needs root access) can close the useless applications automatically.You can effectively improve your device’s performance.

Track Your Android Device

With root access, we can also track our Android device even someone makes a factory reset. All you need to do is installing a tracking app such like Cerberus deep into your system in the rooted Android device.(Not Tested)

Disadvantages

Let’s discuss the disadvantages as most users often don’t need to root their phone.they .These are some of the disadvantages of rooting your Android phone.

Bricking

The number one reason not to root your device is the risk of “bricking” it. bricking your device means screwing up your phone software so badly that your phone can no longer function properly. You would likely need to purchase a new Android device.

It voids your Phone’s Warranty

Once you root your phone, the manufacturer’s warranty becomes void. for any problem even if not caused by the rooting, it will be a waste of time trying to claim warranty to cover the damages.

Security

You won’t be able to use any Secured apps (Internet banking apps) Since after rooting, you will use make rooted apps and they may not provide you safe security.T.

Poor Performance

Some users experience reduced performance after rooting their phones. You should remember that by rooting your phone, you are making changes to the Original stock operating system.

Higher vulnerability to Viruses 

When you root your phone, you can also flash the device’s ROM using custom programs. Making such changes to the code of a software increases the likelihood of introducing a virus and increases the risk of unknowingly installing malicious software.

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