How to root Android phone: If you want to have to gain more control over the Smartphone then rooting enables you to open your eyes to a whole lot of possibilities. On the other hand if you do not carry out the process of rooting properly it can mess up your Smartphone or even worse can happen.
What exactly is rooting?
When it comes to the rooting of any Android phone/tablet it is similar to jail breaking any iPhone.
It actually lets you dig deep into the sub system f your Smartphone. Once you root your smart phone properly, you will be able to access the complete operating system and you can customize almost anything you wish to on your Android phone.
You can easily break any restriction set up by the manufacturer/ carrier.
Rooting needs to be carried out with utmost care and it is recommended that you back up the software of your smart phone prior to entering the terms for rooting.
Reason for rooting
The main plus points that you get with rooting your Android device is that you can remove the bloat ware completely which otherwise is not an easy task to remove/uninstall (otherwise you can just disable it)
Rooting on some devices lets activate the settings that have been disabled earlier for example wireless tethering. Some of the added plus points comprise of easy installation of special tools and also flash custom ROMs, which in turn can offer additional features and enhance the speed of your Android device.
The easiest way for rooting any Android device is via an app.
Before you start rooting
The first and foremost thing that you need to remember before you go for rooting of your Android device is to back up all your data which is very crucial for you.
Make sure you also back up the existing ROM of your phone prior to entering into the new one. Also, ensure that the Android device is charged completely before you start rooting.
Also, turn ON the OEM unlocking and USB debugging and it can be can be done by going to – Settings of your phone. In case you do not find the – Developer Options right at the bottom of your Settings screen, then carry out the simple steps given below
- Press- About Phone, look for – Build Number.
- Press this seven times – Build Number seven which will display – Developer Options on the Settings main page. Here you may be asked to verify your security password to activate this.
- Press – Back key to view the developer options(new)
- Press- Developer Options.
- Check so that USB Debugging is enabled
- Check so that OEM Unlocking is enabled
Unlock Boot loader
The boot loader manages the applications processing upon booting your device you gain this control when you unlock it.
Install Custom ROM /APK
The APK allows installation of software on the Android device. The common ones are – Kingo & Towelroot.
Custom ROMs act as another option for operating system that utilize features with your stock Android and also provide various interfaces along with added features.
The well known custom ROMs are –
- Paranoid Android
Download – Root Checker
In case you are using an APK in place of custom ROM, then you would choose to download an app which verifies that the rooting process you carried out for your phone was successful.
Installing Root Management App
The management app certainly safeguards your phone after being rooted against security threats and prevents external apps from getting your confidential information.
Benefits of rooting
Well there are more benefits than disadvantages of rooting your Android phone
- Rooting gives you complete control over the Android phone
- You can customize the settings and use apps that are developed for rooted devices only. It includes backup tools, ad blockers as well as robust security.
- Allows you to make changes to the colors, themes of your phone and also customize button configurations
There are very few risks like
- Voiding the warranty
- Not able to access certain apps
Do not ignore the risks against the benefits of rooting. Also, if necessary precautions are taken you can root your Android phone successfully.