Rooting an Android phone… What Does it Mean?
Well, rooting an Android phone simply means to gain administrative privileges (or root access if you are from a Linux background) on the system. When you buy a new Android phone, you are just a guest user on the phone. You can use the phone, just as a guest would use Windows, but you will not be able to make any changes to the system files.
However, after you have a root access over your phone, you could browse your Android root folder and make any changes to the system files on your phone. And that’d mean the ability to make all kinds of changes and install more powerful apps that you can’t use on a non-rooted phone.
Benefits of Rooting
- Explore and Browse Android Mobile Root Directory
- Remove Pre-installed Android Apps
- Backup Your Android Phone from Bit to Byte
- Install Custom ROM
- Increase RAM of Android Phone
- Block Ads from Android Apps
- Stop Background Apps for Increasing Android performance.
- Customize and Tweak Everything in Android Phone – Using Xposed Framework
- Change and Spoof Mac Address
- Change Android Device ID
- Change your Boot Screen Logo
- Use Firewall in Android Phone(Save your Data)
- Overclock your Android Mobile Processor and etc….
Disadvantages of Rooting
- Your Phone Maybe Get Bricked
- You End up Voiding Phone’s Warranty
- Security risks
How to Root Android Smartphone:
Preparation for root
- Back up everything that’s important to you before you start. You should also always back up your current ROM before you flash a new one.
- You’ll want to ensure that your device is charged with at-least 50% before you begin.
There are many ONE-CLICK Root Apps available Now, We will be using the most popular ones here:
- Download King Root or Kingo Root App .
- Install on the phone you want to Root.
- Check whether the phone is compatible with the App.
- Click on Root Now and wait for the process to finish.
- After it is finished, you can verify the ROOT Access using a ROOT Checker App.
Some FAQs about Rooting Android Phones:
1. Will warranty be affected after Root is obtained?
Yes, it indeed does. Rooting is essentially tampering with your device system. And it is strickly banned by manufacturers and carriers. If you want to return a phone with root access on it, and they happen to check it, they have every right to decline your request because your phone was tampered with.
2. Is the mobile phone safe after Root is obtained?
Android system has security vulnerabilities.Rooting, in most cases, will not damage your hardware. It is merely a process of copying file to your system partition.As always, root at your own risk.
3. Will I still get over-the-air (OTA) updates?
If you root your phone without flashing a custom ROM, then you will likely still get OTA updates from your carrier, and they will break your root.
4. Lose root after update, what can you do?
If you want to have a chance to keep root after update, don’t update with Kies or ODIN for samsung devices. Don’t flash system partition. Always prefer OTA update and maybe use OTA survival feature in Superuser or SuperSU.
5. Get stuck. Root failed. What to do?
Rule 101: Never Get Pissed!
Take a deep breath. If still feel pissed, take a deeper one. Try again with another method.
6. Why will Root fail?
Different Root solutions need to be executed for different models. Make sure that the network is smooth in the Root execution process; otherwise Root may fail. You can make more attempts after the failure. Some models need special Root solution adaptation.
7. Will you lose data during rooting?
Depends upon the rooting method you selected.We highly recommended to backup your data.
If you have any kinds of doubts or queries do ask them in the comments.