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Rooting – A way to unlock the full potential of your Android device

Do you want to be a super user of Android? If you are an Android user, then you might have heard about Rooting. It is just a technical term that sounds tough, but even a casual smartphone user can get into and find something beneficial for their device.

But maybe while unlocking the full potential you might also void your warranty or even leave you with a bricked device. So let us look at the benefits as well as the risks in short.

What is Rooting?
Rooting is jailbreaking for Android and allows users to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. It’ll allow you to access the entire OS and customise just about anything on your android. It can also get around any restrictions that the manufacturer had implied like you can run more apps, overclock or underclock the processor, replace the firmware etc anything. All you need to do is just back up the current software and install a new custom ROM (modified android version)

Benefits of Rooting

  • First thing is you can get rid of bloatware (unwanted software included by manufacturer) which is impossible to uninstall
  • You can install special apps and install custom ROMs which can boost your devices’ performance, for example if your phone is struck with an older Android version and it is not getting any update, then with custom ROM you could load up the latest Android version
  • You can manually accept or deny app permissions
  • You can set up wireless tethering even if it has been disabled by default in the device

Risks of Rooting

  • You might end up voiding your warranty, some manufacturers or carriers will use rooting as an excuse to void your warranty. But keep in mind you can unroot anytime just by simply flash(install) the backup ROM you already made.
  • Rooting might introduce some security risks depending on what services or app you use on your device.
  • You run at a least risk when you tamper too much, that might lead to bricking your device (screwing up your device software that it would never run properly). To avoid bricking just follow the instructions and ensure that the instructions you are following works well with your device. So do some research to avoid bricking completely.
  • Every device has its own unique method to rooting. So just Google your Device model and search the term root (ex: MOTO G3 Root). You’ll get the steps. Have fun and enjoy rooting and unleash the full potential of your device. 

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast, Harvard certified Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Expert. He Founder, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website. Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference. Shrey is a Technology analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers. He completed his masters in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, certified in IPR, T.Q.M. & ISO 9001:2008 In Quality Management Systems.

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