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April 3, 2012

What is Rooting? What are it's Advantages and Disadvantages?

Question :
I have few more concerns about rooting the cell; means I read a lot that you can do anything with one's cell phone once you get root access. But after i rooted my cell, i didn't find any difference. The main difference was that i had access to system files. I don't know what to do with those system files, I can't even manipulate any file, as i have no idea what they do. I thought that after rooting, I will get lots of options in settings menu and all other administrator options. But there weren't any. So, what exactly does rooting do to my smartphone.
Reply :
Rooting exactly is the process of breaking through the security that is put by the OEM on any handset to smart phone. It is just like obtaining root access in your Linux PC or having administrative privileges in Windows system. In other words, rooting provides you with superusers access meaning you will then have the ability to browse system files, edit them, customize your device and take the control of your device in your hands.

Here's are few advantages of rooting your device :
  • You get access to system files.
  • You get to run many applications and other tweaks [also known as root apps as they require you to have a rooted device to run/function properly.]
  • You can remove bloatwares and other system apps that comes pre-installed with your device.
  • You can customize your device to your liking (change fonts, themes, etc ) with the help of various apps and tweaks.
  • Ability to backup, restore and manage applications and the data.
  • And there are many more such as removing ads from applications and browsers, etc.

The real problem with you seem to be you are unknown of how you can do these all things on your android device. In reality, most of the task above require high knowledge and they are done with apps or tweaks in the market. If you just search for root apps in market you should be able to get a helluva lot of them --some for free and some for a price. You can try the fee ones and see what you can do with them. Here (http://yagyagaire.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-ten-android-applications-for-rooted.html) are few apps to name that will help you get started exploiting your rooted smart phone.

While there are many advantages of rooting, like other cases it also has disadvantages. One who doesn't know what he is doing will probably damage his/her device. Rooting provides system access as a result some malwares or applications may steal your private data and information. Not, only that there's also a chance to brick your device if it is not done properly.

Despite these people root their device to enjoy all the freedom they get by rooting. However, rooting will mean nothing to you if you don't know much about and how to use it's power to get the best out of your handset.

3 Responses to “What is Rooting? What are it's Advantages and Disadvantages?”

Sourabh Nevrekar said...
April 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

NIce Man .... Keep up :D


Trevor Loren said...
April 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Well Said! :D 


Rishubh_samsung said...
April 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM

thats y i bricked my mobile bcoz i root my mobile and after restart it has no signal no imei completely dumb set :( samsung i5510
One more thing now it shows ram dump error


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