Android Mobile

Pros and Cons of Rooting Android Devices

A lot of us use Android mobiles and/or tablets as our daily drivers, but a few know about rooting. If they slightly know about rooting then they fear doing that to their precious mobiles in which they have their priceless selfies. So if you want to root your Android device you must know what are the pros and cons of rooting.

Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as “root access”) within Android’s sub-system. (Wikipedia)

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Pros of Rooting:

  • Complete backup: If your phone is rooted and has CWM(ClockworkMod) recovery installed, you can do a complete backup of your device. By complete backup, I mean each and everything in your phone. It’s very useful if you flash ROMs too often.
  • Install New ROMs: Don’t like OEM ROMs? Don’t worry, there are a number of ROMs available for every popular device. CyanogenMod ROMs are the most popular and most stable. And then we have MIUI ROMs for those who love iPhones but couldn’t afford one.
  • Remove Bloatware: If you want to stick to current ROM and just want one or many unwanted apps removed, you can do that after rooting.
  • Change Boot Animation: You can replace OEM’s boot animations to your own. Be it your name, photo or a short video.

Cons of Rooting:

  • Bricked Devices: There are chances that your Android device might get dead during rooting. So do this at your own risk.
  • Warranty Void: You’ll lose warranty if you root. So avoid rooting if your phone is under warranty.

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