While performing an android root has been in existence since the inception of android, more and more people and becoming more opened to the idea. For some time, many people were comfortable with the operating system that came with the device, especially because they didn’t know what android rooting had to offer or if it was even worth it. If you are reading this, it’s safe to assume you already know the basics and meaning of an android root. So without going much into ‘what’ it is, we will be focusing more on ‘why’ or ‘why not’, it should be done.
If you’re looking for how to root, this may not necessarily be the article to be reading. In this article we want to equip you with all the information you need to know before proceeding to the ‘how’ part. So basically we are going to be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of android rooting – what do you stand to gain or possibly lose. To begin with, let’s look at…
Advantages of rooting your android device
Run special apps
Ever tried to install or run an app and get a pop-up telling you your device needs to be rooted? If you haven’t, maybe you shouldn’t be considering an android root in the first place. In comparison to other apps that function on your device, android root apps provide more features and functionality to users. These apps tend to deal with your android files directly and can be customized or tweaked a bit to your taste.
Free internal storage
There are android devices that have very low internal storage or with the quantity of apps, the internal storage tends to fill up quickly. After performing android rooting, users are able to transfer apps from their internal storage to the available SD Card on the device. You can install apps that can allow you force move certain apps to the SD Card, only after an android root. Some of the apps by default have an option that allows you make these transfers easily without an external application.
Run custom ROMs and Kernel
This is the main reason why many people root their android devices. Since android rooting is exchanging the operating system with a ROM, why not go the extra mile and choose your own custom ROM? There are quite a number of custom ROMs available for android users today. These ROMs are more user-friendly than the stock ROM. They have features that give the user full control of their android device. The kernel controls the hardware component of the device. Custom kernel allows you to improve the life and performance of the device battery.
Disadvantages of rooting your android device
We’ll be summarizing the disadvantages into two main points. The first…
Losing your warranty
The very moment you began considering android rooting, your warranty clause was being put up for questioning. When an android root is done and the user is now in control of the device, the manufacturer’s warranty becomes voided. This means you’ll have to pay for any repairs from that moment on. Some devices can be un-rooted which will put the warranty back on the device.
The phone get bricked
There are quite a number of reasons for this to happen. If the right software for that particular device is not used, bricking is almost unavoidable. Ensure you know what you are doing. A bricked phone is as useless as a brick. Bricking can be fixed but it’ll cost you some money.