This blog post is for Android Smartphone users. If you are not a user of Android, then this post won’t benefit you in any way. So, read it only if you are using Android.
Android is the most used mobile operating system, and it is an open source Linux-based platform. Since Android is a Google product, when it was launched, everyone started to use it. Later its user friendliness and simplicity won users’ heart, and it has become the world’s most used operating system for smartphones.
The best part of Android is the customization options and User-friendliness. However, some mobile manufacturers restrict the access to the superusers! If you want to make your Android device super cool, you need root level access of your Android phone.
Let’s talk more about Rooting, its advantages, and disadvantages in detail.
What is Rooting?
Rooting is the process that allows Android powered smartphone users the root level access. Access to root allows you to do a lot of things that you cannot do as a normal user. So, basically rooting your Android gives you a power of Superuser. Now, you can install unapproved apps, delete the bloatware that you don’t want to keep, update the OS, replace the firmware, and many other things you can do.
It’s a bit risky task as your phone may get some issues.But, as Android is quite user-friendly you can root your android phone in simple steps.
And note that, once you root your mobile you will lose all type of warranty, guaranty, and other supports from the manufacturers.
You know the consequences of rooting your Android phone now. Do it if you are not much concerned about guarantee and support.
In this blog post, I am going to list and explain the advantages and disadvantages of rooting your Android phone.
Advantages of Rooting Android
1. Bloatware can be removed
One of the biggest advantages of rooting your Android phone is that you can remove the Bloatwareeasily.Bloatware is basically pre-installed apps that you cannot remove as a normal user.
Many smartphones nowadays come with a lot of pre-installed apps that eat a lot of space on your phone, and that’s the reason you might want to remove them if they are not useful for you.
If you have rooted your phone, you could quickly remove all the pre-installed apps without any issues.
2. For Custom ROMs installation in Android Mobile
You can install one of the hundreds of the custom ROMs on your phone when rooted, and those custom ROMs allow you to make big changes in your phone functionality. You can even increase the speed of your phone’s processor.
3. Rooting allows you to Overclock the CPU
Overclocking the CPU is not allowed in un-rooted phones. When you have rooted your phone, you can overclock your phone’s CPU. You can increase or decrease the CPU processing speed.
4. Use any Apps
There are apps that are unapproved for some reasons, and you cannot use on your phone. But, after rooting, you can use any app that you want. At times, you may need to use such unauthorized and unapproved apps. You can easily use them on a rooted phone.
Disadvantages of Rooting Android
1. You will lose the Warranty for your Android Smartphone
I have already mentioned earlier in this article that once you rooted your phone, you will lose the warranty and won’t get any support from the manufacturer.
At times, warranty and support are very useful.
2. Vulnerability of Viruses
Computers and smartphones are the targets of viruses and Trojans. Once you have rooted your phone, it is more likely to get virus infection.
3. CPU issues
Though you can overclock your CPU to increase and decrease its speed, you may wrongly increase the speed that much that it starts getting heated, and hence issues may start coming.
On the default, it is set my manufacturers in a way that it doesn’t get heated much but being a user you might not know the limits, and if you increase the speed so much, CPU starts to get issues.
5. Poor Performance
Though rooting is done to increase the performance, you might get your phone poorly performing. Since you make changes to the operating system, things may go wrong too, and when something goes wrong, that is a hell lot of pain because you don’t get the support even. And, the phone starts performing poorly, and sometimes you end up getting a new phone as your rooted phone turns into box.
I hope you have enough ideas about the advantages and disadvantages of rooting your Android phone. I have just mentioned a few; there many other advantages and disadvantages that you can notice when you root your phone.
After all this, Should you root your Android phone?
The simple answer is, Yes! You should root your phone if you want to do. If you are not a phone freak and don’t need extended features, you should not try rooting your phone since it is risky. But, if you want to be a power user of your phone, you should go for it. But make sure to read and learn the whole rooting process carefully because it must be done with care so that you don’t get issues on your phone.
Also, take afull backup of your phone before attempting the rooting process, and you are good to go.
Did you ever root an Android phone?
Share your experience and suggestions in the comments.