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Jun 19, 2015

How to Root An Android Phone?

As we all know that Android is the world’s most customizable mobile platform and it is widely used for Smartphone users. So many people would like to root their Android device in order to modify or delete system files, uninstall carrier- or manufacturer-installed applications and even speed up the phone and improve its battery life. Rooting is jailbreaking for Androids and allows users to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. But is it an easy job for every Android user to do? It is worth mentioning that rooting the device is a daunting task and technically it can void your warranty in most cases if you have rooted the phone successfully. Think twice before you start rooting your device and everyone should know more information about ‘Root’. Have you ever looked for good apps online to root your phone, only to find that they’re not available for your device? What can a rooted phone do that an unrooted phone can’t? Is it safe? How do you do it?

What is “Rooting”?

Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running with Android operating system to attain privileged control. In another word, it means gaining root access to your device. Actually Android smartphones and tablets are incredibly powerful but most people only get a small taste of that power. When you get a new phone, there are plenty of settings you can tweak, but you only can alter what the manufacturer allows you to. By rooting the phone you can do much more and it lets you experience the full potential your device has to offer. After rooting, you are able to uninstall pre-installed software which helps free up system memories and makes the phone run faster. Also you can run more apps, you can overclock or underclock your processor, and even replace the firmware. In addition, rooting the phone can make you access more root-apps, backup app and game database, change some system files and performance, end system process, block ads, change keyboard and font, install apps to SD card, etc. It seems to have a lot of advantages to root a phone. You can modify your CPU and memory settings to potentially improve the performance of your device. You can block annoying ads whenever you are online. You can install more free apps if you have rooted the phone. Nowadays a number of the most popular commercial applications require root access if you need to install them. You also can install apps that aren’t available in your country. In a word, root gives you the best possible openness and control over your entire Android device.

Questions about Rooting an Android:

Q: If I root my phone, will it be easier for malware to run on my device and cause more damage?
A: Even your phone is rooted, you still can change the phone setting to disallow installation of APK files from unknown locations (locations other than the Google Play Store). This increases security since it makes it impossible that a web browser download install a malicious app even though the device is rooted.

Q: Can all the android phones be rooted?
A: Yes, phones with different brands like Samsung, ZTE, Sony, Blu, HTC, LG etc., can be rooted. For different smart phones, there are different rooting guides.

Q: Are there any risks for rooting my android phone?
A: Yes. Although there are lots of advantages that may have convinced you to root your Android device, you still need to think it twice before you start rooting your device. A coin has two sides. So speaking of the disadvantages, people should know that rooting the device can make your device get straight out of warranty. So if you have any hardware or software problem, even you get a failure during rooting process that makes your phone will not start up anymore, the warranty is no longer valid, and the manufacturer will not cover the damages.

In conclusion: Rooting your phone is a risky job and the way to root your android always differs depending on the smartphone type and brand. The process of rooting your phone is not as easy as you think. You may have tried a lot of apps to root the phone automatically without a computer, but still none of them work. You may miss one of the steps and lead to system failure which makes you unable to access the phone screen anymore during the root process. Considering the safety, it is advised users contact Experts to root the phone manually.

Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 19, 2015 12:16 pm

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