How To Root An Android Phone
Android rooting creates a whole new world of possibilities for users who want to be able to run their devices without interruption. This is done because often times most devices available are not able to perform or live up to their potentials.
Rooting your device is how you get complete access and privileged control over everything in the operating system of your phone. It is simply adding a standard user(Linux) function that was removed; devices use Linux permission and file system ownership. Usually, a small file (SU) switch user, is placed in the system of these devices given the permission so that another user can run it and if you can run a file without any limitation, it changes your credentials from a normal user to a superuser, thereby enabling you to have complete control.
This is something one should have a deep thought about before beginning. Phone rooting often compared to ‘jailbreak’ lets users free on a wide range of possibilities; allowing users to add, delete, edit system files forced on them.
Manufacturers and carriers of these devices are not supportive of this third party development, especially because of its related cost, improper running of devices and unauthorized software. They introduced technical barriers such as lock boot loader and restricted access to root permission, like Amazon.com began pushing automatic over the air firmware updates as well as Barnes and Noble Inc, the kindle fires and Nook tablets removed users’ ability to sideload applications from sources.
They later softened their position regarding unofficial firmware distribution as community development software began to grow popular in late 2009. In correspondence to a law by copyright and librarian of Congress in the US, allowing the use of rooting of mobile devices.
Later on the need to change hardware restrictions lessened, following an increase in a number of devices shipped with unlocked boot loaders. However, some carriers have continuously blocked some manufacturers from releasing devices with unlocked boot loaders, choosing instead for developers edition devices to be sold with high cost (e.g Nexus devices).
In 2004 Samsung released a security service “Knox” that prevents modifying of system and boot files, any trial set the warranty at the void.
With all these noted, should users still root their devices? Well, that is a matter of choice and to guide you in making the decision, a few reasons why you should or should not root your phones.
DISSERVICES OF ROOTING AN ANDROID PHONE.
* Rooting a device breaks its contract, however, this depends on the manner of purchase.
* The risk of corrupting your phone with a virus, there is always a possibility of installing a virus-infected program, when the application is not from a reputable source.
* It annual the warranty placed on the phone, if the phone gets bricked it cannot be serviced, making the device useless.
* Rooting methods can sometimes be dangerous, messy and not guaranteed
* It risks the performance of your device, you may want to root it with the intention of speeding up the phone, but sadly end up losing the speed and phone’s performance.
* Some security-conscious applications do not work on rooted devices e.g Mobile banking, Google pay, etc.
* Rooting makes your device vulnerable security-wise, making your device a target to harmful web traffic and data could also get stolen.
Rooting is the solution for everyone, should be done with caution. On the brighter side.
PURPOSES OF ROOTING YOUR ANDROID PHONE.
* Rooting enables users to be able to removed unwanted applications forced on them, like pre-installed apps.
* It extends phone life, opens the device option to install custom Read Only Memories (ROMs).
* It speeds up the processing speed of the phone which is the most powerful of all features.
* It modifies the system to be able to block unwanted adverts that you don’t want to see.
* Rooting makes it possible to move installed applications to an SD card creating additional space.
* Ability to run special applications which on the normal could not be possible, giving greater control over the phone.
How To Root An Android phone
Rooting your Android phone depends basically on what you have, that is, the model of your device. The easiest way is by using rooting applications like kingo root, one-click root, firmware root.mobi, frame root, etc.
1. Find the rooting application compatible with your device and back up everything you cannot afford to lose in your device.
2. Make sure you have enough battery life and install the Android SDK or unlock your boot loader.
3. If using a PC, ensure you attach the USB driver to your device.
4. Install the rooting application and launch it on your computer and connect to your device via USB.
5. Once the application has detected the device, click root and wait.
6. Download a root checker to know for sure if the root app was successfully installed.
You can also install a root management application to make your device less vulnerable to security threats. thanks for your time and remember to share with a friend and like our page on Facebook alphabet02.