Do you want unlimited control over your phone? Android rooting opens up a world of possibilities, but it can also void your warranty, leaving you with a broken smartphone, or worse. It is not for the faint of heart.
Manufacturers and network operators have an interest in keeping you from rooting – if not done properly, your phone may be damaged beyond repair. Nevertheless, the potential benefits are worth it. With a rooted phone, you can remove bloatware, speed up the processor, and customize any phone software look.
This rooting guide for Android devices takes you through the steps necessary to root your phone. Some devices can be rooted in minutes. Others take a little research. But one thing is clear: Rooting your phone is one of the best ways to unlock the true potential of your Android device.
What is Rooting ?
Rooting an Android phone or tablet is similar to jailbreaking an iPhone – it basically allows you to delve deeper into the subsystem of a phone. It lets you access the entire operating system to customize just about anything on your Android device. With root access, you can also bypass any limitations your manufacturer or carrier may have applied.
Rooting should be done with caution. You should back up the software of your phone before installation – or "flashing", in rooting terms – a custom ROM (modified version of Android).