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Rooting Android devices

Updated on April 25, 2013

About Rooting android devices.

So finally you have decided to root your Android? Well, Smart choice or may be not so smart enough. Well don't panic, I just mean that every thing has Merits and demerits, You should know what exactly you are going to do. I just want to make you aware about pros and cons of rooted Android phones, Advantages and risks of rooting your android. Reading this blog will be enough for you to understand the basic of rooting your android. Read carefully and you decide whether you want to continue or just roll back your decision :D.

Advantages of rooting Android.

No any official version of android operating system lets you get access to the depth of the operating system. Whether it is a service carrier or an operating system itself blocks some certain hidden features of android devices in stock Rom. For one to be able to get access to the root of the entire android operating system and make the full utilization of hidden features, it is most for him/her to root the android device. Rooting your android phone brings you out from certain restriction that are for non rooted devices. You can use lots of other applications that are not supported by non rooted androids.

Super user

Super user permission:

Super user permission is required for accessing some of the hidden features of android operating systems. Like some of the applications needs super user permission to run on android devices. Super user permission is necessary for you to perform certain operations that you cannot perform on stock Rom's configuration. And you can get super use permission only after rooting your android

No internal memory problem:

Not all android phones has 4-16 Gbs of free internal memory. For those android phones with less internal memories(less then 512 mbs) it is really difficult to manage internal memory to install lots of applications. But if you have rooted your android such things is not going to bother, you can move most of the applications to sd cards. Also some of the phones lets you create a partition in SD card that acts likes an internal memory.

CPU over clocking

Huge control over your device's CPU(CPU clocking):

You can have a full control over the CPU of your rooted android device. You can use certain specific applications to change the CPU performance. Sometime using your CPU to the highest clock mode can give you the high performance but that can also consume your battery fast. so You should only change the CPU to highest clock mode only when you need it, like may be while playing high end games. but don't forget to bring it back to the normal mode when your phone is not in use.

Custom Rom vs Stock Rom.

Do you like Custom Rom or Stock Rom?

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Customization and Custom Roms:

In rooted android phones you can use different types of Rom. You can make your phone look the way you want. there are various Roms available for various specific model of android. You can even make your android look like windows by installing custom windows Rom for android. Using the rooted android device is more flexible in features so You can also customize your android as the way you want.

But rooting android device may not always be your right choice. The risk of getting your phone damaged while Rooting is highly negligible, but still there is certain risks that you should be aware of but can be minimized to 100% when you are careful.

Why you shouldn't you root your android?

Like i said there are no such serious risks in rooting your android device, but still you should know some cons of rooting your android device.

1. Rooting your android devices voids its warranty.

Don't expect your phone's company to service you with warranty if you have rooted your android device.Some manufacturers can use it as a way to escape from their responsibility. But still you can unroot it with stock firmware if in any case you have to take it back to the service center. See its not a big problem ;)

2. Chances of bricking your phone.

Bricking of phone is the most rare cases while rooting android. But if you are impatience and if you are going to root for the first time without sufficient idea about rooting then that can sure cause you some trouble like soft bricking of your phone, and very very rare case (0.001%) of hard bricking.But If you have sufficient knowledge about rooting in a proper way, and if you follow all the instructions carefully then everything should work fine.

Things to remember before you start rooting.

So you ready to go? Good :D. Now these are some instructions that you should follow strictly as a precautions so as to avoid any errors while rooting.

Enable USB debugging mode.

Yes another important thing most of the beginners forgets. Without enabling USB debugging you cannot root or install custom Rom from PC. but if you are rooting from your phone using .zip file(most common among Samsung android phones) USB debugging mode doesn't really matters. But you must enable for debugging via PC.

Make sure you phone is fully charged:


If your phone is not charged full and if goes off while the rooting process is on going, now this can soft brick your phone. I had soft bricked my samsung galaxy s2 for the first time i tried to root without reading precautions. But since it was just a softbrick, i pulled myself out of the problem with no major troubles,

yeah but i was scared like hell. lol .. :D

Check for suitable drivers.

Make sure you have proper phone's drivers installed in your PC. If you have SDK that should work fine for most of the brands.

So how to Root the android Phone?

The process of Rooting is not same for all android phones.There are different ways of rooting different android phones from different manufacturers. So first of all you have to know your specific phone's brand and model number and then you have to GOOGLE for further steps. One of the most reliable online thread is xda-developers. In this website you can find the solutions for almost all brand's android phones. So it worth paying a visit.

Conclusion

I have tried to explain everything, now its your choice. You just decide whether you want to stick to the same stock operating system with limited features or just go behind the restriction and get the most out of your android phones, and remember its your phone,, your phone your rule :D

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Rooted Vs Unrooted Android.

Which do you think gives the best performances?

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      Jade 

      3 years ago

      @sam, I was able to root my Karbon a21 using framaroot software. I followed guide and downloaded the software from the site below;

      http://mobile2mobile.net/rooting-jail-breaking/dow...

      Good luck and post here if your have any issue's as i may be able to help.

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      aNOYMOUS 

      5 years ago

      Nice job !

      Thanks

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      Ben Blackwell 

      5 years ago

      I have a rooted Barnes and Noble Nook Color, which I believe is the easiest device to root by far.

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      sam 

      5 years ago

      how to root my karbon, a21?? any idea??

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      nabaraj 

      5 years ago

      nice post, thanks.

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