If you are a regular reader of DroidViews then you must be familiar with all the concepts of rooting and all the awesome techniques we share about rooting tons of devices every day.
This article is meant for those who are just starting to learn about rooting their devices, Here are some of the pros, cons, and precautions regarding rooting an Android device which you must understand properly before beginning the rooting precess.
- Getting access to the system core: After rooting your android you will get complete access to the system files and you can edit them too. This means you can edit default settings like Bluetooth visibility time and many more.
- Uninstalling inbuilt apps to increase internal memory: Some phone come with inbuilt apps which can not be uninstalled but after rooting you can delete unwanted apps with ease.
- Install more apps to increase customization level: Some apps in the play store require special root access to increase the level of customization. Seeder is a good example of such an app.
- Installing custom ROM: This is the most important reason, why most of the people root their phone – to install custom ROMs like MIUI, CyanogenMod, etc. These ROMs increase phone’s performance.
- Installing custom scripts: After rooting your Android, you can install custom scripts like Beats Audio Driver, etc.
- Voiding warranty of your phone: This is the first thing you should consider in case you want to root you android. The moment your android is rooted, its warranty period gets over. No matter when you bought your android. Once it is rooted, you can not take it to the customer service center if your android gets damaged.
- Chances of bricking your phone: Bricking means your android is of no use. In case your android gets bricked during rooting, it stops functioning. Well, you can use it to throw at someone (like a brick). There is very less chance that an android gets bricked while rooting. Say, there is just 0.1 % chance of an android getting bricked.
- Chances of introducing a virus in your phone: This again is another big problem, the chance of introducing a virus in your phone. You might introduce a virus while installing a custom script or something like that. It is recommended to browse through XDA-developers before doing such thing.
After getting known to the pros and cons of rooting an android, it’s up to you whether you want to root it or not. If you have made your mind to root your Android, here are some precautions to be taken before rooting it.
- Find stock ROM: First thing to do is to find the stock ROM of your phone, in case you brick your phone, this will help you in restoring your phone.
- Backing up EFS partition: You will find EFS partition in every phone. This EFS partition contains your phone’s Mac address, Wi-Fi address, etc. The reason to backup this is to restore your phone in case it gets bricked.
- Backups: Apps like Go backup, Titanium backup helps you to backup your contacts, messages, apps and much more.
There, you have it. Pros, cons, and precautions for rooting your Android device.