Do you know how to root your Android phone? If you have an Android phone that hasn’t been rooted you should know that its capabilities are limited. Rooting a phone gives you the ability to do much more with the phone.
Table Of Contents
- 1 What Does It Mean To Root Your Phone?
- 2 Benefits Of Rooting A Phone:
- 3 You Must Back Up Your Phone Before Rooting It:
- 4 You Have To Choose An APK Or Custom ROM:
- 5 How To Root Your Android Phone:
- 6 The Bootloader Must Be Unlocked:
- 7 An APK Or Custom ROM Must Be Installed:
- 8 A Root Checker Must Be Downloaded:
- 9 A Room Management App Must Be Installed:
- 10 Pros And Cons Of Rooting Your Phone:
- 11 Pros Of Rooting Your Phone:
- 12 Cons Of Rooting Your Phone:
What Does It Mean To Root Your Phone?
When you root your phone you will have root permission on the phone. This will give you administrative privileges which will allow you to add additional features and functionalities to your phone.
For example, if you rooted your phone you will have the ability to speed up the phone via overclocking. You will also have the ability to use a wireless tether application, you will also have the ability to customize the look and feel of your phone with themes.
Benefits Of Rooting A Phone:
On a rooted phone, you will have the ability to install and uninstall anything you would like to.
For example, many Android phones today come with lots of pre-installed bloatware. These are programs that are pre-installed on your phone that you may never use.
When you use a phone that hasn’t been rooted you do not have the ability to remove these pre-installed programs, and these programs have a tendency to use up lots of resources on your phone.
However, rooting the phone will give you the ability to remove all the pre-installed bloatware. Your phone will work much more efficiently after the bloatware has been removed.
In this blog post, I will provide some directions you can follow to help you to root your phone regardless of what type of Android phone you may have.
You Must Back Up Your Phone Before Rooting It:
It’s always a good idea to back up your phone before rooting it because you never know what might happen. If something goes wrong while you’re rooting your phone. Or if you start the rooting process but you change your mind before completing it.
If your phone is backed up you will have the ability to revert your phone back to the way it was before you rooted it. There are a few different ways you can back up your phone, please refer to this article for more information.
You Have To Choose An APK Or Custom ROM:
You must choose an APK (Android application package) or a custom ROM. Android is open-source which gives developers the opportunity to create custom ROMs.
Custom ROMs are modified operating systems which share certain features with stock Android but has different user interfaces and offer more functionality. There are many different custom ROMs to choose from.
The APK gives you the ability to distribute and install software on your device, the most common are Kingo Root and Towelroot. You must find out which of these programs are compatible with your phone.
Upon rooting your phone you can install a custom ROM. Doing this will give you additional features. Some popular custom ROMs that are LineageOS, AOKP, and Paranoid Android.
How To Root Your Android Phone:
The rooting process will vary depending on the APK or custom ROM you choose. There are websites such as AndroidForums and XDA Developers Forum which offer instructions on rooting specific phone models. However, this is a general overview of the rooting process.
The Bootloader Must Be Unlocked:
The bootloader is the program which loads the operating system and controls which applications are running when your phone is turned on.
The bootloader must be unlocked before rooting the phone.
An APK Or Custom ROM Must Be Installed:
It’s time to install the APK or custom ROM that you choose earlier in this blog post. After the installation, you must install Kingo Root or Towelroot.
A Root Checker Must Be Downloaded:
If you choose an APK instead of a custom ROM, you will have to download an app to confirm whether or not you rooted your phone successfully.
A Room Management App Must Be Installed:
Rooting your phone makes it more vulnerable and installing a management app will protect your rooted phone. The management app will provide a line of security and it will prevent apps from accessing your private information.
Pros And Cons Of Rooting Your Phone:
You should know about the pros and cons of rooting before deciding whether or not you want to root your phone.
The main reason people root their phone is because it gives them more control over the phone. I’ve already mentioned quite a few of the pros, however, I’ll mention a few more below.
Pros Of Rooting Your Phone:
On a rooted phone, you will have the ability to view and modify all the settings and apps which were designed specifically for rooted phones.
These apps include ad-blockers as well as comprehensive security and backup utilities. You will also have the ability to customize your phone with themes and colors.
Cons Of Rooting Your Phone:
The pros significantly outweigh the cons when it comes to rooting your phone. However, the main drawback of rooting your phone is that it terminates your warranty.
If you do not root your phone correctly you may lose access to certain apps. There is also a possibility that you may end up bricking your phone.
Now you know how to root your Android phone and you’re aware of the pros and cons. Now you must determine whether or not you would like to root your phone.