If you have done any research on the Internet on the topic of Android phones, then you have likely searched through forums or articles that discuss rooting your device. But what is rooting, exactly, and is it necessary? In this article, we will discuss a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of rooting an Android phone. The information in this article should apply regardless of who made your Android phone (Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi).
What is rooting?
An Android phone runs an operating system designed for both commercial and private use. Like most operating systems, many features are disabled. Phone manufacturers lock their devices to prevent you from accidentally damaging the phone or exposing the phone to security risks. They also lock devices to prevent you from removing apps they have installed, or from switching carriers. Rooting removes all restrictions and gives full access to the operating system.
Once your Android device is rooted, you can have more control over the phone’s settings, features, and performance. You are not limited to what the phone manufacturer says it can do with the device. Alternatively, you can do whatever the hardware of the device allows. Essentially, rooting gives the operating system administrator privileges and the ability to make global changes.
Disadvantages of rooting your Android phone
These are the main disadvantages of rooting your Android phone:
- The phone warranty is void: after rooting the phone, it cannot be serviced under the warranty.
- Risk of damaging the phone: The phone may be damaged and rendered completely unusable.
- Poor performance: The goal of rooting the phone is to improve the performance of your phone. However, some users who root their phones to speed it up or add extra features find that their device loses the speed of performance and features.
- Viruses: even phones infected with viruses, and common practices with phones that have been accessed powers rootkits do a flash of read-only memory dedicated programs. And when you install an app or ROM from an unknown source, you run the risk of installing malware.
Advantages of rooting your Android phone
Rooting your Android phone provides benefits that include:
- Run private apps: Rooting allows your phone to run apps that it cannot otherwise run. Many of these apps give the phone more control, such as more customization options and battery management.
- E. Zala pre-installed applications: When you remove the root of the phone can be pre-installed applications unwanted from it.
- Free up memory: When an application is installed on your phone, it is stored in the device’s memory. Rooting allows you to move installed apps to an SD card to free up system memory for additional files or apps.
- ROM Custom: This is the most powerful feature of rooted phones. There are hundreds of dedicated ROMs that increase the phone’s processing speed and alter its look and feel.
- Extend phone life: Rooting the phone allows you to install custom ROMs and remove bloatware. It also allows you to install certain apps that require root, many of which manage the phone’s resources. Since the Android community (ROM) develops new versions of Android long after manufacturers have stopped supporting the device, updates can still be obtained.