Published On: Sun, Mar 17th, 2013

Why And How To Root Your Android Devices

Rooting your android devices is Just like jailbreaking Apple iOS, Android has placed a number of restrictions on the software usage as well. Initially being a user of Linux meant that the user will be equivalent to the administration in regards to having access to the entire operating system and will be able to make changes according to his needs, but in Android, an ordinary user is not given that access. So in order to make changes in the operating system, attain privileged control and lift all the limitations and restrictions placed by the manufacturer, you will have to root your Android smartphones and tablets.

The three most significant and important advantages of rooting your Android device are as follow:

  • Access to more useful and powerful application.
  • Better and much more reliable Backup and Restore function.
  • Ability to Flash, modify and even create Custom ROMs

There are a few things which you need to be very clear about before you begin the process.

  • Warranty: Majority of the manufacturers say that rooting the device will void the warranty. Although rooting does not affect the hardware of the device, but still once the device is rooted, the warranty expires.
  • Security: Some applications, including Google Wallet, become less secure when you root your device. There are chances that such applications might share your PIN and other personal (wallet) information with other applications.
  • Bricking: Although rooting the device is an easy and safe process, but there are always chances of you bricking your device. So you should research well before you root your device.
  • Backup: You should not rely on the Android’s built in backup and restore function when you plan to root your device. So it is recommended to backup all your data, including applications, using a third party software before you root your device.

How to Root:-

You will have to download SuperOneClick from “www.shortfuse.org/”  to root your device. This is the most commonly used software as it has the ability to root your device with just one click and works perfectly fine with almost all the android phones and tablets.

Now you just have to connect your Android device to your system and run the SuperOneClick.exe file which you just downloaded.

Click on the “Root” button and your computer will do the rest of the process. Once the root is finished, you will be shown a message saying “Root install has completed!”

Running the test is not necessary. Once the screen shows this message, you need to restart your device and then you are ready to install, use and enjoy all those applications which require root access.

Rooting your device with SuperOneClick would automatically install Superuser application to your Android device. The purpose of Superuser is to inform you whenever any application attempts to gain root permission. Therefore whenever an application tries to gain root permission, you will be prompted with a message where you will either allow or deny the request. You can control, modify and configure your saved permissions using the Superuser application.

 

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    Before to Root your Android device you must know first risk. But rooting your android phone or tablet has also a lot of advantages and benefits on it.

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