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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Android Rooting Meaning and Why You Should Do It

Android Rooting; Meaning and Why You Should Do It

Rooting an android device simply means have unrestricted access to the android system (OS ) of the device.
Android devices come with some restrictions to some vital components of the android OS on the device. Rooting removes those restrictions and grants an android user unrestricted super user privilege to change, modify and access hidden and protected android files on the device.

Benefits of Rooting An Android device

Some android applications cannot work except they are allowed access to the root files of the android OS. Rooting in this case will make way for such device to run any android application without restrictions.

Rooting makes an android device open to modification. When an android device has been rooted, the theme, ROM, fonts and the device in general can be modified in whatever way you deem fit.

When an android device has been rooted the user has access to hidden android OS files. The user can then find and delete useless android files, dump and log files of most applications that consume space on the device.

Rooting basically installs Super User on the android device. The super user in simple terms give you access to do whatever you want with your device, configuring it to do whatever you want it to do for you.



Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Device

Rooting voids the warranty of the device. When an android device is rooted, the warranty provided by the manufacturer or the vendor that sold the device becomes invalid.

Rooting may brick an android device (get it completely rubbished ) if you do not know how to go about it. It is always advisable to backup your device so you can easily restore it should it be bricked in the process of rooting.

Some dangerous android apps which you grant access may end up bricking your android device.

Rooting basically means that you are now super user in other words an expert who is capable and responsible to manage anything that your device puts up.

Types Of Rooting

Rooting is of two kinds, Temporary and Permanent Rooting.

Temporary Rooting otherwise known as Temp Root is the type of rooting that allows the user to make quick changes to the device or resolve problems that requires rooting.
Temporary root goes off once the device is restarted.

Permanent Rooting also known as Perm Root is the kind of rooting that permanently stays on the device allowing the user to make changes to the android OS on device anytime the user wants to.
Though permanent root can be reversed, it does not go off on a device restart. The user has to go through an Unroot session before the permanent rooting goes off.

Rooting actually puts you in charge of your android device, it is now left for you to decided having seen the benefits of rooting if you can take the risk and root you device. Before you try to root your device, it is advisable to backup your device so you can restore it should any problem arise during the rooting process.

Disclaimer;
Rooting of your android device like I earlier said means that you are capable to bear responsibility of whatever happens to your device. So should you brick your device in the process I am not liable.



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