Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices

Rooting can be a lot of fun when you get it right. In this session, I’ll be discussing 6 things.

1. What is rooting?

2. Why root your Android device?

3. What are the Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices?

4. How do you root an Android device?

5. Can you enjoy your Android device without rooting it?

6. How do you UnRoot your Android device?

Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices
Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices

1. What is rooting?

Rooting is just you escalating your privileges on your Android device. It’s you going from a regular user to an Administrator, meaning you have more permissions to make modifications to the OS.

2. Why root your Android device?

The goal of rooting is to make your device better. Now, sometimes, manufacturers can introduce some limitations to your device. Maybe as a marketing stunt. Now, by rooting, you can remove those limitations and make your device much better than what you had before rooting.

3. What are the Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices?

Many people would discourage you from rooting because they’ll tell you it could brick your device. Now, I do not consider the potential to brick your devices as a disadvantage of rooting. If your device gets bricked while trying to root, it means you probably did something wrong.

The Pros Of Rooting Your Android Devices

A) The main advantage of rooting is that you have permission to make whatever changes you want to your device. That means you can make your device better, faster, look much more appealing, or even fix some bugs on the device.

B) Your device might come with a lot of bloatware. These are apps that come pre-installed and you don’t want on your device. With root, you’re able to remove such bloatware and have more space and performance for your device to function better.

C) After rooting you can unlock your phone carrier easily, which means you can use any carrier sim cards on your device in any country.

D) You can install custom ROMs on your android devices and it makes use of the latest version of Android which your device not given an update. Custom ROM is provided by the third-party developers, you have to follow steps to install custom ROM give by developer

E) You can take complete back up of your device to SD card and reinstall it whenever you want to reinstall it no need to download all apps and all every time you format the devices

G) You can move all installed app to SD cards from your device storage. It will free your device storage free and give better performance.

The Cons Of Rooting Your Android Devices

A) Now, the main downside of rooting is that it makes exploits more dangerous on your device. That means if someone can hack your device, the hacker can do much more damage when your device has a root. So it just really amplifies whatever exploit your device already has or vulnerability your device already has.

B) Another downside of rooting is that if you make some wrong modifications to your device with your escalated permission level, you could easily brick the device compared to a case where you’re using as a regular user and a simple factory reset can undo whatever you did.

C) After root, you will lose your device warranty if its under warranty

D) You will not get Latest os updates from your device brand after root

E) You can also face some issue like network problem, auto restart,  camera issue or heating problem if you install custom ROM after rooting

 

These are the main Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices.

4. How do you root an Android device?

There are three main techniques for rooting.

1. Using an apk

a one-click root app and this became extinct since the days of KitKat and lollipop. That was the frame root and king root days. those barely work anymore. Although the likes of MTKSU tend to work on some 64bit Mediatek devices this doesn’t have widespread support. So one-click root apps are not exactly the way to go when trying to achieve root.

2. TWRP recovery

Another approach is to go via a custom recovery like TWRP and then you install either supersu magisk zip in the custom recovery. This is another way to get root on your device.

3. recovery.img

Another way is for you to patch your stockboot.img or recovery.img using magisk manager and then you flash that to your device and that will give you root.

5. Can you enjoy your Android device without rooting it?

So some people ask; do I have to root my device to enjoy it? Well, the answer is No. The very reason why we used to be so crazy about root was that our device back then used to ship with limited functionalities or specifications so we had to root to stretch the device to the limit to get much more out of the device. Especially in a case where you cannot afford more expensive device and you’re looking to get a lot of wonderful features on the little device you’re able to afford. Then, we needed root. But now, device these days ship with so many powerful specs and features so we have fewer reasons to need root; however, there are sometimes you need to make some very important modifications on your device. In such cases, you would have to root.

6. How do you UnRoot your Android device?

To unroot, you simply have to undo whatever you did to root. That means if you flashed a patched boot (for example) to gain root. Then you have to flashback stock boot to unroot. Now, if you had made any modification to any partition like system partition after you’d gained root then you have to flashback the stock version of that partition to complete the unroot process.

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Conclusion of Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices

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