Newbies Guide to Android Rooting and Benefits & Disadvantages of Rooting an Android Phone

In this article, we take a look at Android Rooting. Many new android users don’t know about Rooting. Do you know what is rooting an Android Device? If the answer is no, then you’re on the right place, this article is surely gonna help you. So, here you will learn what is Android Rooting? What are the advantages and disadvantages of rooting an android phone? And, Why you should root your Android Phone?
Android is most customizable mobile Operating System. You may think you don’t need to root your android phone, but you would be surprised when you’ll know how much more you can do with your rooted android phone.
Android running on Smartphones, tablets and other devices is an OS where you won’t be having full or complete root access to perform various functions on your device. But rooting your phone can give you the opportunity to do much more than your phone can do without rooting.
Android Rooting

What is Android Rooting?

Rooting is the process which allows Android OS users to cross over the limitations, unlocks the many restrictions  and attain full root access to Android OS. It gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn’t normally allow you to run, for good mobile security reason; they don’t want users to modify the phones that could result  in accidents beyond repair.  After all, you’ve paid with hard earned money and you need to experience the best out you Android device.
Since most manufacturers take a lot of time to release firmware updates on their android devices. So, you can use your rooted android phone to enjoy custom ROMs with latest version of android and many exciting features before it’s officially available on your phone. For more clarification, read advantages & disadvantages of rooting android.

Benefits of Rooting Android Phone:

There are various benefits of rooting your android device, which includes:

Install “Incompatible or Special” Apps:

After you have rooted your phone, you can run many incompatible and special applications that require root access on you phone. Generally root application provides more features than regular applications.

Flash a Custom ROM:

This is one of the most powerful features in rooted android device. Many Custom or Modified ROMs are available that we can use them on our android device. These custom ROMs bring many tweaks and performance improved and are much more user-friendly. Also you can install latest updates by flashing your device. If your manufacturer doesn’t provide updated version for your phone, you can update latest version just by rooting your phone.

Free Internal Storage and Make More Free RAM:

If your phone has low internal memory, then you can transfer any application from internal memory to External SD Card. This feature you will get after rooting your phone. One can find some application that provide the option by default. But if they want to force move an app by creating a symlink, they must use an app that works on only rooted android phones.

Fully Customize Your device:

After rooting, you will have administrative privileges for customization and theming options. You can install home screen launchers, widgets and custom fonts of your choice on your android phone.

Boost Your Phone’s Speed and Battery Life:

Without rooting you can also speed up your phone and increase battery life but there are many android applications are available on android market which are only for rooted phone (you can’t run on unrooted device) which lets you to overclock your phone for better performance or underclock your phone for better battery life. So, rooted android phone has comparatively more features than unrooted phone.

Block Ads in Any App:

While surfing internet, you might have observed few ads on some websites. Now, if your phone have slow internet or 2G internet connection, the browsing speed will be slow and you will waste your time badly. Also You might have observed few ads while playing some games or using some applications. Sometimes, you are surfing internet or downloading something from online website and a dirty ads annoys you. You can block popup ads from Games, apps and browsers.
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Dis-Advantages Of Rooting Android Phone:

There are also some disadvantages of rooting phone which are listed below:

Risk of Bricking Device:

While trying to root your android device, small mistake can put your device in problem and process will end up with bricked phone. A bricked phone is just like a brick in you hand. It can happen if you missed any steps of rooting tutorial while rooting your phone, or may be due to power loss during installation. But don’t worry you can fix it by flashing your phone and If you follow the rooting instruction properly you would not brick anything.


Voiding Phone’s Warranty:

Rooting  will void the warranty of your android device. This is most common reason why many android users don’t want to root in warranty period. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device.


Security Issue (Virus Attack):

When you install Incompatible apps from other source (Unknown Source), actually you don’t know what it contain. It may contain some virus or malware. So, rooting may cause some virus or other security problems. However you’d be able to prevent virus attack by using Anti-Virus app on your phone.

Most FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About Android Rooting:

Can I UnRoot My Device If I Change My Mind?

Yes, you can unroot any rooted android phone whenever you want. Some for specific type of device you might need to do some research.

Should I Root My Android Phone?

We can only give Suggestion/recommendation/ideas/information about rooting to you but final decision is totally depends on you. If you root your device, you would have many advantages. However disadvantages are also there which are mentioned above. If you want full root access to your phone you can root it. Choice is always yours.

Also Read:Top 5 Hi-Speed Data Sharing Apps for Android.


Here we explained about the basic information about Rooting an Android Phone. in the next article, I will discuss about the Fastest & Easiest Method to Root Android phone without Computer or PC. There are many benefits of rooting phone, I too rooted my phone. Let me know your views and rooting experience by commenting below in comment section.

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