Rooting an Android phone means to attain privileged control (known as root access) over the various Android system. Rooting is how you get complete access to everything in the operating system, and those permissions allow you to change it all. With these elevated user privileges, you gain the ability to load custom software (ROM’s), install custom themes, increase performance, increase battery life, and the ability to install software. Android devices have the biggest share of the market and “rooting” is a common word among Android enthusiasts. One of the best features of the Android phone is that it has an open source operating system. However, that doesn’t actually make the whole thing open.
Why is it called Rooting?
Will rooting void my warranty?
Advantages of Rooting?
- Full control of the kernel, which, for example, allows overclocking and underclocking the CPU and GPU.
- Custom Themes.
- Get Rid of Bloatware.
- Ability to install a custom ROM.
- Boost Speed and Battery Life.
- Unlocking Additional Features.
- Access to recent (unofficial) OS Updates.
Disadvantages of Rooting?
- No more manufacturer’s Warranty.
- Disabled apps: Some security-conscious apps and financial platforms services do not work on rooted devices.
- Vulnerability to “Bad” Programs.