What is rooting an Android ?? Its advantages and disadvantages

Rooting basically provides you the admin rights which allows you to gain access to the read-only files which you are generally not allowed to edit. So, if you know Linux and you know what you are doing then you can just do anything in your phone, right from changing the user interface to unlocking the new level of potential, you can just do anything. This makes a great sense rather to a developer than a normal person.

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Advantages of Rooting an Android

For the benefits of rooting an device, I have introduced that before. You can have a look at the previous article. Even that, I still share the big advantages of rooting here:

1. Installing Custom ROMs

After rooting your device, you can flash a custom ROM or Kernel, which means you can have a new device.

2. Remove Preinstalled Crapware

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

3. Blocking Ads in Any Apps

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

4. Install Incompatible Apps

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

5. Keep Latest Android OS

A rooted Android can get the new OS months before the carrier releases the update, often along with a few bonus features.

6. Change Skin for your Android

As you can see, there is only 3 to 4 default skin on your device to change. But if you root your phone and install the new ROMs, you can enjoy the customized and tweaked skins on your device.

7. Boost your Android Device’s Speed and Battery Life

Some powerful apps like Greenify can close the useless applications automatically, which can effectively improve your device’s performance. Of course, Greenify needs root access.

8. Make Complete Backups of Your Android Phone or Tablet

An unrooted Android phone can only backup some settings and apps for your device. Titanium can be used on a rooted device to give you a complete backup.

In one word, rooting can make you be the master of your Android phone. You can automate everything on your Android device.

Disadvantages of Rooting

Most of you may know more about the benefits of rooting, however, the disadvantages of rooting have not to be noticed very. Viewing all of the pros and cons of rooting Android can be good for you to make decisions.

1. Root can Brick Your Device

Compared with the unrooted Android device, the rooted one faces a common threat from misoperation and sometimes you may turn your Android device into a brick.

Avoid this risk: Just download apps from reliable place like Google play, and, do not delete the files if the files are suggested not to delete by rooting apps.

2. Say Good-Bye to the Warranty

The Android device manufacturers will not cover the damage after you rooting your device. For some brand, we can unroot the device after rooting, so, the manufacturers don’t know if you have rooted your Android device or not. But to make matters worse, Android device manufacturers also go to great lengths to know if your device has been rooted!

3. Problems with Updates

Sometimes you root an Android phone to get latest OS but after rooting, you may find that the automatic updates to the firmware stopped. Updates fail to install due to software modifications that occurred while the distribution has been rooted.