Advantages & Disadvantages Of Rooting Android

You want to root android? What does “root” mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the android phone. With root access on your device you can use the device to its full potential. Rooting means giving special privilege & root permissions on your phone. After rooting your device you can install latest Android updates on old device by installing third party ROMs. You can install different MODs, kernel and ROMs on your device. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life. You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. Simply saying, you can use the device to its full potential.


All this is possible by getting root access on your device. There is a list of mobile brands (Android of course) that supports rooting.

Many people asked me, what is root? What can I gain? What will I lose? Is it safe to root or not? Well, this I am going to share with you today, right now.

The Android operating system was designed for both commercial and private use. When you purchase an android phone, the operating system comes with some features disabled, either for future use or to prevent the normal user from unwillingly causing permanent damage to the operating system.



Well there are allot of advantages and disadvantages of rooting an android phone or tablet but right now I am going to share some of them with you. Let us start with the brighter side: the advantages.

Advantages of Rooting Android Phone:

Unlock hidden features

You can unlock/install the incompatible/banned or apps that can’t be accessed in a particular country or region.

You can hack WiFi

You can hack WiFi network and disable other people’s net connection in the same WiFi. That’s pretty cool!

Underclock/Overclock processor

CPU clocking is normally not available with un-rooted devices. What you can do with CPU underclocking/overclocking is increase and decrease the CPU (processor) speed. You can get the better battery life or increase the performance of the processor respectively.

Run Special Applications

With a rooted phone, you can run any special application that is prohibited or need root access on your device. As compared to regular/famous applications, root applications provide more features/options.

Increase RAM

Rooting your device also have the benefit of increasing the RAM of your device which can boost up the speed and prevents the frequent crashing of apps.

Install different ROMs, MODs, and Kernel

Android is the best operating system for the mobile device when it comes to customization. By rooting you can install different ROM’s, Kernels and MOD’s on your device.

Free Internal Storage

Yes! You can free your device space by uninstalling apps you don’t use. People who have low internal memory can also transfer any application from phone’s internal memory to phone’s SD card after rooting their phone.

Block Ads from Android Apps

Many of you are aware of the annoying ads that come in between some apps, but you can make them go away once you root your phone.

Disadvantages of Rooting Android Phone:

Bricking

Not to demotivate you here, but this is the most dreaded word of the rooting world. No matter how good you know about rooting a device, but still if you miss out any step or you mistakenly flash a corrupt zip file on your device you might end up with a bricked phone. Your phone will have to pay a visit to the service centre and if they found out that you were rooting your phone, they might as well ask for a penalty fee.

Root Access / Super User access

It’s seems pretty nice to have this, until something goes wrong. One wrong setting or move in the wrong place/time, and you will be in trouble.

Security Risks

Obviously there are some risks for the security of you device. If you install any malicious/banned software or app on your android device it increases the security risk.

End up voiding Phone’s Warranty

It’s well known that rooting will void your device’s warranty. Unrooting might not work every time. If anything goes wrong to your phone and you send that back to the company even when it’s in the warranty period, the company is going to charge you for the repairs.

So now, if you have set up your mind, obviously Disadvantages are less as compared to Advantages then here you can go with How you can root any android device.


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