Android rooting

What is Android rooting and why to root Android?

What do you know about Android rooting? And what do you know about “root” access?

In short, Android is an Linux based operating system and Linux belongs to Unix-like operating system family or in other words, to Unix family tree. By definition, root is the user name or account that by default has access to all commands and files on a Linux or other Unix-like operating system. It is also referred to as the root account, root user and the superuser.

phone rooting is a process allowing Android users privileged device usage.

This rooting allows us to have control and the control over our device and gives us the freedom to decide what we will have or will not have in our Android system. As an example, by rooting your Android phone, you can can delete applications barely used, or never used, but provided with phone. If you are a US user, this will allow you to delete Verizon or AT&T (etc.) specific. These applications are working in background and consuming not only system resources, but also battery power. In most cases you cannot remove them. With rooting you can remove them.

Android rooting advantages

If you like to play with gadgets, you should be rooting your Android device. If you would like to get more from your phone, root it. If you would like to play with custom ROM’s, root your device.

Custom ROM flashing is number 1 reason why most users are rooting their Android devices. There are many sites you can find Android ROMs. One of the best android ROM download sites is xda developers. Xda developers offers many custom Android ROMs. Some of this ROMs are providing greater security or better support and performance. But to be able to use them, your device should be rooted. For all popular devices there is also an root guide.

Another popular reason for Android device rooting is the usage of specific applications. Titanium Backup and Better Battery Stats are two of the best apps for rooted Android. Titanium Backup is an backup application that will make an exact copy of your phones system, backup your Android device and, if needed, block certain applications ( also system applications  and processes ). On this way you can save some battery life and pull better performance from your Android device.

Better Battery Stats application will monitor your power consumption and discover applications and professes that are sucking power from your battery while in standby mode.

Also for an example, if your phone is to quiet, after rooting you can play with it and additionally make it louder, and  Set CPU application will help you to overclock or down clock your Android device.

This all together sounds perfect, but Android rooting has some disadvantages.

Rooting disadvantages

In short, with rooting, you will loose your devices warranty. If they catch you. Lat us say, on some mysterious way your device burns, or your loose half a screen and your are ruining crying to service, they will first look if that device is rooted or not. If the discover an rooted device, they will blame all problems on rooting.

If you root your android phone, you will lose all apps that the phone comes stock with. If you root a Samsung S5, you will lose features like S-voice. You will only be able to use ROMs for Android and custom Android ROMs.

If you can’t follow directions, then rooting is not for you. In this case you will only harm your device.  Keep in mind that Google is your friend and never ever use universal root applications. These applications will never root your device, but in other hand they will place malware.

In the end

Do not root your device just to have it rooted or to show your grandma you can do it. If you don’t have any intention to play with Android ROM or any need to use specialized software, do not do it. Google it, ask and be smart.

Have you rooted your Android device? Please use the comments section below and tell us about your experiences and share them with others. Rooting is becoming much more popular over the last few years.

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