What Is Android Rooting ?

You probably have heard about iPhone jailbreak. Rooting is jail-breaking for Androids which allows users to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. It’ll allow you to access the entire operating system and be able to customize just about anything on your Android. If you gain root access, you can bypass any restrictions that your manufacturer or carrier may have applied. Moreover, you can run more apps than before, overclock your processor and use a custom Rom.

Rooting an Android phone allows Android users to boost their handset’s operating performance, install non-approved applications and otherwise modify their phone to their liking. Often inexperienced users are likely to “brick” their phones (make them useless by modifying them incorrectly) if they try the rooting procedure without following proper guidelines. You should root an Android phone carefully, as it normally voids the phone’s warranty.

Why you need root?

Most people root their Android device is to rid of the bloatware that’s impossible to uninstall. Some people don’t like handset built-in firmware and their Rom. Their rom sometimes includes unnecessary apps which you don’t use. Rooting your phone will make your phone much faster as it is free from unnecessary built-in apps. Moreover, you’ll be able to set up wireless tethering option which is disabled by default in your handset. Some other benefits include the ability to install special apps and custom ROMs.

Every custom ROM can add extra features and streamline your phone or tablet’s performance. Many people are tempted by the ability to completely customize the look of their phones. There is an option to manually accept or deny app permissions. There are some great apps that won’t work without rooting. For example, some apps allow you to automatically backup all of your apps and all of their data, make secure tunnels to the Internet, totally block advertisements, make your device a wireless hotspot, overclock your processor etc. Rooting also allows you to use cracked apps without any hassle.

Why not go for Root?

There are several reasons for which you may rethink root process. Rooting an android device has some disadvantage too. First of all, it will void manufacturer’s warranty. Almost all of the manufacturers or carriers use rooting as an excuse to void your warranty. You must know that you can always unroot the device. In the case of you need to send the device back for repair, first, flash the original backup ROM you made and no one will ever know that it was rooted.

A certain way to avoid bricking is to follow instructions carefully. Rooting android device may lead to some security risks. Based on what services or apps you use on your device, rooting may form security vulnerability.

Gaining full root access to your Android device can be thrilling. You can tinker with settings and customize your device. After rooting, possible benefits for all Android users include improved battery life, no bloatware, root-only apps, overclocking, improved performance, custom ROMs and the facility to upgrade your phone when you want.

Rooting isn’t for you If you aren’t excited at the prospect of any of these things,

If you finally think it’s a worthy effort to root your phone, follow the instructions carefully. Then back up all your data with software. Now you are ready for root. Install custom Rom and finally restore the data. This is as simple as that.

Watching a video tutorial in Youtube will certainly come in handy. Use software like Kingo root for safely rooting.

Also, Read How to Flash Custom ROMs in Android Devices


I am an entrepreneur at heart who has made his hobby turned passion, his profession now. I love writing about coding, hacking, open-source and cutting-edge technologies.


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    Is there a way that i can root my htc chacha without connecting through usb cable with pc but by bluetooth or any way that i can root without using pc. i tried so many applications but they all did not work. thanks.

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    rooting is very simple. just plugin your usb with your computer and it will done . but how to root its difficult there is an software rooting” by which you can easily root your device.

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    Will the kingo app will automatically install custom rom or we have to do it seperately and if yes then how..

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    Arsie Organo Reply

    Although it will void my phone’s warranty I’ve rooted it so that I can tweak my phone’s performance and install custom ROMs too. Thanks for sharing this to your readers.

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    how to retrieve deleted apps on android v2.2.2 ? (system apps)
    i removed that using root …
    help please …

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      Nope – they are gone, and you will have to get a new Android installed. Then you need some things from the manufacturer – their drivers, and link this with the generic Android. The simplest is to say you want to test with a new version – say “KitKat” or “Lollipop” and ask. Do not try to be clever – this is a major mess-up, and The Reason for not allowing you access to the “root”.

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    I can’t root my Lava iris 400q Android 4.4.2 kit kat.. I have tried almost ALL methods_ PC and without PC methods…… All didn’t work…… Please help me out. Thanks in advance

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    I purchased LG G Flex L23 (This is Japanese Model of AU Mobile Co.). Two questions-
    1. Can it be updated to Lollopop 5
    2. How to root it?


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      abhijeet gupta Reply

      first of all download the kinguser app from Google not from play store then root your device then install the custom ROM cynogen mod then flash that cynogen ROM in your device after that you will get the latest version of android which you want.. after flashing cynogen mod you can also get android marshmallow.

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    I did root my old Samsung Galaxy Prevail, what a great thing to have done this, not a matter to be scared =)

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      vicky Reply

      you should have to .. if you dont have much knowledge of files

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    bro could u help me , my friend was hacking something using my smartphone and he deleted host file….. i dont have any clue is it bad or nothing will be happen,,,,, pls help what should i do…. tell me it is a problem or i dont care anymore????

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    But kingo is not capibal to root latest version like like kitkat….so how can we root newer version like kitkat,lolipop…nd

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    I have two phones that I would like to root and even change rom, LG Venice boost mobile, ZTE Concord, and a Samsung Galaxy S2,which rooms and root procedure is best for them?

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    ROOTING is covered under WARRANTY in case if you are using XIAOMI.

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    i’ve ever heard that if we root our android device,sometimes whether the smartphone is down,we can’t to fix anymore,is it true?

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    Please I’ve been having issues with my phone’s usb debugging. It doesn’t conect to a system or computer when i connect a usb cord to transfer file frm the computer, it only charges the phone. I ve done everything i can, even format the phone but it dosent connect.
    Please what else can i do?
    Need help.

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