Are you also one among the millions of Android users? If yes, then you have made a smart move in choosing an Android device. Android – A revolutionary product from Google, is now dominating the mobile OS market. It’s one of the most widely accepted operating systems and also one of the hotspots for attackers due to hundreds of Android users cropping up every now and then. Being an Android user, you would have come across the term ‘Rooting an Android Phone or Tablet devices’, while optimizing your Android Phone. But, what exactly is rooting?
Rooting an Android device is similar to Jailbreaking an iPhone. That’s like you crack open the lock to access the entire OS, giving yourself administrator control or “root access” to your device’s Linux subsystem. By rooting your Android device, you gain full freedom and control over your phone so that you can tweak it as you like. While it’s true that Android is an open source OS, the fact that you don’t have the executable permissions to do anything on your non-rooted Android phone can’t be denied. It hardly takes a few minutes and there are countless methods to root your device. But before we discuss the methods of rooting, there are certain things you need to do before rooting. Now, let’s take a look at what you need to consider:
Things to Consider Before Rooting an Android Phone or Tablet devices:
- Warranty: Some smartphone manufacturers assert that rooting your Android device voids your smartphone’s warranty. However, there’s going to be no damage to your device’s hardware. Do remember, you also have ‘Unroot’ options available.
- Security: If you are using Google Wallet, in particular, then you will have to consider rooting your device. Google Wallet has vulnerability on rooted Android devices and there are chances for other applications to access your wallet information.
- Backup Plan: What if you are not successful in rooting your Android device? So, it’s always better to have a backup. And, you should also know how to recover the backup, in case something goes wrong.
- Bricking: Bricking refers to breaking your Android device. Although rooting is a safe process, there are some chances of “bricking” your device, if you don’t follow the parameters like if you try to root your device with a tool that’s not compatible.
- BootLooping: While rooting, there are possibilities for your Android device to boot and reboot endlessly, if you don’t follow instructions properly.
Now that you are aware of the risks, and if you still want to root your Android device, check the XDA Developers official website for various methods of rooting and also the best method dedicated just for your device. Do remember, the actual rooting process only takes a few clicks. The most commonly preferred method of rooting is using the SuperOneClick Android Rooting Tool that supports a wide range of Android devices.
How to Root an Android Phone or Tablet devices with SuperOneClick Rooting Tool?
- Start by downloading and installing the SDK and JDK that corresponds to the operating system and the specs of your personal computer.
- Check if you have enabled the USB debugging option on your Android device. Usually, the option is disabled on your device.
- Connect your Android device to your PC. Once you connect, you will have to select the SuperOneClick file and click on the Root Button. The rest will be done by SuperOneClick automatically.
- Once the process is completed, you will have the notification popping out. And that’s it, you’re rooted!
- You gain access to Flash memory chip
- You get to increase the speed of your device and make the apps run faster
- You can remove the pre-installed apps
- You can turn your device into a Wi-Fi hotspot at no extra fee
- You can update to the latest operating system
- You have more choices on Apps
Please note that I am not responsible for any damages, you are the whole and sole responsible person for your actions, though the instructions are mine. This is how I do rooting and few other experts.