After acquiring your new Android device, and exploring its features, you realise that you can’t tweak your phone to its ultimate speed or use some apps without rooting.
You, therefore, are curious to search what’s meant by the term “rooting” and read some comments on it with people giving positive feedback and others objecting to it. You are then caught on the crossroad pondering if you should root your phone or not?
What is “Rooting”?
Rooting in simple words means having total control of your phone. Your android device manufacture forces limitations on the phone for users to prevent unaware damages to the operating system or for future innovations. Once the phone is rooted, it removes these limitations and gives you the power to control the root of the system.
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Advantages of Rooting Your Phone
- Removing pre-installed apps: Every Android device from any manufacturer comes with these pre-installed apps you can’t get rid off. These apps keep consuming storage space of which you barely use, rooting your device can help you get rid of them.
- Install Custom ROMs: Each year Google releases a different version of Android which comes with exciting features, but your manufacturer discontinuous the OTA (Over-the-Air) update of your device. But you still want to have a feel of the latest android, that is where custom ROMs comes in. This has been the major reason why people choose to root their android device.
- Running Apps which Requires Root Permission: There are special apps that require root permission of your device before running, otherwise they are incapable of running.
- Increase Your Phone Speed & Increase Battery Life: You can increase phone speed or increase battery life on unrooted devices but to assure better output, you would have to root your phone. Even apps as DU Battery Saver requires root permissions for some core functions to be activated.
- You can easily move installed apps from the internal memory to an external memory of your android device.
Disadvantages of Rooting Your Android Phone
- Causes your phone to behave abnormally and much worse when not performed properly.
- Voids your device of manufactures warranty.
- End up exposing your device to viruses on flashing with a custom ROM.
Rooting your phone should be your decision but not the decision of anyone else as you might end up bricking your phone through the process.