Hello beautiful people. This is your Sandeep again. Today, in this article I will tell you about rooting, what are the benefits of root, what are the disadvantages of rooting, and how can we root our android phone.
Do you want full control over your phone? Rooting your smartphone opens up a world of possibility, but it can also void your warranty, leave you with a broken smartphone, or worse than that. There isn’t an abundance of must-have root apps, but there are enough to make it worthwhile. Some apps will let you automatically back up all of your apps and data to the cloud, create secure tunnels to the internet, overclock your processor, block web and in-app advertisements, or make your device a wireless hot spot.
What is rooting?
Rooting in the Android is equal to jailbreaking, a means of unlocking your operating system so you can delete unwanted bloatware, install unapproved apps, replace the fireman, update the OS, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on. Basically rooting means you get the permission to dive deeper into your smartphone’s sub-system. You can access the entirety of the operating system (of your smartphone) to customize just about anything on your Android device.
Why we would root our smartphone?
By gaining root access on Android is similar to running Windows as an administrator. You have 100% access to the system directory and you can make changes to the way the OS operates. In some devices, rooting will enable previously disabled settings, like wireless tethering and other. Other benefits include flash custom ROMs, and ability to install specialized tools, each of which can add extra features and improve your tablet or phone’s performance.
What are the disadvantages of rooting?
There are major 4 disadvantage of rooting your android phone.
- Drain your warranty: Some carriers or will void your warranty if you root your device, so it is worth keeping in mind that you can always unroot.
- Bricking your phone: If something goes wrong during the rooting process, you run the risk of corrupting — i.e., bricking — your device. Follow the instruction carefully; it is the easiest way to prevent that from happening. You have made sure that the guide you are following is up-to-date and that the custom ROM you flash is specifically for it. If you do your proper research, you won’t have to worry about bricking your smartphone.
- Security risks: Security risks come with rooting, it depend on which app or server you use on your device. Certain malware takes advantage of rooted status to install additional malware, steal data, or target other devices with harmful web traffic.
- Disabled apps: Some security-conscious services and apps do not work on rooted devices — financial platforms like Barclays Mobile Banking and Google’s Android Pay do not support them. Apps that serve copyrighted TV shows and movies, like Virgin TV Anywhere and Sky Go, will not start on rooted devices, either.
How can we root our android phone?
There are lots of methods to root your android phone. So let’s interacts with them one-by-one.
# Rooting Samsung Galaxy Edge/S Phones
Step 01: Go to “Settings”.
Step 02: Click on “about” .
Step 03: Tap on “Build number” 7 times.
Step 04: Come back to “Settings” and then click on “Developer”.
Step 05: Select on “OEM Unlock”.
Step 06: Install and open Odin (especially design for rooting and available only for window) on your computer.
Step 07: Download and install Samsung USB driver.
Step 08: Download and extract the S7 or S7 Edge Chainfire autoroot file. (Using the correct autoroot file is VERY important as it will prevent damage to your phone)
Step 09: Press the hold the Power, Home, and Volume Down buttons on your phone simultaneously.
Step 10: Connect your phone to your computer by USB while Odin is running and your phone is in Download Mode.
Step 11: Click on “AP”.
Step 12: Select the autoroot file you extracted ending in .tar.md5.
Step 13: Press on Start.
# Rooting a Nexus Phone
Step 01: Turn on your phone and connect it to your computer via USB.
Step 02: Install and open Nexus Root Toolkit to your computer.
Step 03: Select your phone model from dropdown menu.
Step 04: Select the version of Android you are currently running from the 2nd dropdown menu.
Step 05: Press on Apply.
Step 06: Go back to “Settings”.
Step 07: Click on “About Phone”.
Step 08: Tap on “Build Number” 7 times.
Step 09: Go back to “Settings”.
Step 10: Click on “Developer”.
Step 11: Click on “USB Debugging”
Step 12: Click on “OK”.
Step 13: Select “Always allow from this computer”.
Step 14: Click on “OK”.
Step 15: Click on “OK” in the instructions window of Nexus Root Toolkit.
Step 16: Bang (click) on “Download + Update All File Dependencies”.
Step 17: Press “Continue”.
Step 18: Press on “Full Driver Installation Guide” for instructions on configuring your drivers.
Step 19: Press on “Backup” to save any data you want to keep (optional).
Step 20: Press on “Unlock”.
Step 21: Press on “Root”.
Step 22: Press on “Restore”.
android Phones with WinDroid Toolkit
Step 01: First you have to check the device compatibility list to make sure you can use WinDroid Toolkit with your phone.
Step 02: Connect your phone to your computer through USB.
Step 03: Go to “Settings”.
Step 04: Click on “About Phone”.
Step 05: Tap on “Build Number” 7 times.
Step 06: Go back to “Settings”
Step 07: Tap on “Developer”.
Step 08: Select on “USB Debugging” and press “OK”.
Step 09: Select on “Always allow from this computer” and press “OK”.
Step 10: Download and open WinDroid Toolkit onto your PC.
Step 11: Click to download the Android Debug Bridge (ADB).
Step 12: Select on your phone’s brand.
Step 13: Select your phone model.
Step 14: Click on the option(s) that appears in the “Unlock Bootloader” column in descending order.
Step 15: Click on the “Unlock Bootloader”.
Step 16: Click on the option that appears under the “Flash Recovery” header.
Step 17: Click on “Yes” to reboot your phone.
Step 18: Click on “Flash SuperSU” (in the Gain Root column)
Step 19: Click on “Yes”.
Step 20: Install SuperSU from the recovery.
Step 21: Reboot your phone.
Rooting Other Android Phones
Method 01: Search XDA forums (collective of Android developers that create ways to root various phones) for your phone model. Just search for the “Jump To” header and click your phone’s brand name. Then search for your phone model for specific instructions on how to root your android phone.
Method 02: Familiarize with the Android ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and SDK (Software Development Kit) tools.
Method 03: Root using ‘one-click’ software for older phones. Programs like Framaroot or Towelroot can be used to root some older phone models running Android 4.4 or older. Check each website to make sure your android phone model is supported by the software.
Rooting is best undertaken with caution. Never forget to back up your data before rooting: never forget this.
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