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The risk of rooting your Android phone?

The risk of rooting your Android phone?

Rooting is the process of allowing root access to the user of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system. Rooting provides similar access to administrative permission as on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system as Android uses Linux Kernel.

Rooting is basically performed to overcome some of the carriers and hardware limitations that manufacturers put on some devices. Rooting gives access to alter or replace settings and system applications. Rooting also facilitates the complete removal of the operating system in Android.

But rooting must be done with caution. If it is done improperly then rooting leaves your device open to all sorts of malware and cause severe damage to your phone.

Why you should root your phone?

Rooting your phone is somehow similar to running your PC as an administrator. You can gain full access to the system directory and make the changes as per your needs. It allows to hide or permanently delete the system app that you really don’t like. An app like Titanium Backup can be installed which allows you to back up all the data for a game or an app so that you can restore it to another phone. With root, you also can alter the way your CPU works.

People have various reasons when it comes to rooting the phone. Some people think that they should have full access to their hardware so that they can be able to do anything they like. While others want to add the things that their system does not permit. Study shows that most of the people want to root their devices because they want to get rid of extra things on their phone.

How can you know if the phone is rooted?

There are several methods to check rooted devices. The rooted device will have Kinguser or Superuser app installed in their phone which indicates the phone has been rooted. These apps are installed to allow access to superuser privilege. The other option to check the root is to download the root checker app.

The risk of Rooting your phone

Phone root offers various features and functionality and all the administrative authority comes in your hand. Properly rooting the device might be beneficial but your phones easily crash if you do it improperly. There are numerous risks to the rooting phones. We are going to let you know the risk of rooting your phone in brief.

Your phone might turn in to a brick

You should keep in mind that rooting your phone means to modify the code and standard code modification can severely damage your device. Eventually, your phone will be as useless as a brick.

Collapses you phone warranty

Your device straightly gets out of the warranty after rooting your phone. Rooting is clearly a legal process but no one wants to see their phone malfunctioning right? Once this dried, manufactures are not responsible to pay and cover the damage.

Malware easily gets access to your phone

The root process severely hurts the security restriction of the device placed by the Android operating system. Any kind of worms, viruses, Trojans can easily infect the rooted device if it is not protected by trusted anti-virus. You will be able to download any apps or software which may not be from the reputable app store and virus gets through them. The virus can then conduct various malicious activities like forwarding your contacts or emails to cyber crooks as well as steal personal data like password, usernames, or credit card details.

Hampers the system's performance

Many phone users root their phones in order to improve the performance such as speed and use of additional features but end up losing both speed and performance.

Causes update issues

As stated earlier rooting your device alters the operating system. For example Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus device works on only unrooted devices. If you love older buggy software, you can root your device.

Advantage of rooting your android phone

Privilege to install and run special applications

You can download and enjoy the special application that is not available to your device from Play Store. That special app provides more features as they can directly deal with the Android system files. You can explore more and more features such as uninstalling multiple pre-installed Apps silently.

Allows blocking of Advertisements

Adblocking features on android require root access. You can root your device if you are irritated or annoyed by the Ads. Ads blocking software modifies the Android host's file to block know Ad servers.

Allows  customization of Android Skin

Most of the Android users hate the software skins that manufacturers use to brand their devices. After root, you can download and install any custom-built ROMs that allow the customization of skin.

Free internal storage

You can transfer any apps from internal storage to external storage if your internal storage is out of space. You can install the application on SD to free up your internal storage after root.

Advanced backup process

Music, photos, videos, or any files can be transferred from Internal storage to SD card if necessary. But to enjoy the additional features like backing up your apps data or games saved from the android root process is required. Unrooted devices restrict awesome backup apps like Titanium.


Above we explained both the advantages and disadvantages of the root. Yes, good things always come at a price and the decision is in your hand. Despite the awesome benefits of root, there is no need for root if you think you can't handle it.

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