Android Rooting Pros and Cons

Android Rooting

Why You Should/Shouldn’t Root Your Android

“Rooting android devices” is not a new thing to this world. Even though many applications have that as a main requirement, there are many arguments on the subject “Rooting”. Some tend to believe on related advantages where some focus on its disadvantages. However, there are both advantages and disadvantages of rooting your device. And no one likes to harm their devices no matter how much benefits it can bring. There are some main benefits and bad outcomes of rooting.

Benefits of Rooting

1. It Can Grant the Superuser Access

Android SuperUser

Rooting your devices can give you access to the parts of your device which you were unable to visit before. This can be very useful as it can facilitate the ability to customize the device as you need. Especially it can help you to manage system apps also as normally system apps are kind of stucked applications with no way of uninstalling. Other than that rooting helps to run applications which have the root requirement.

2. It Enables CPU Clocking Option

This feature is normally not available on the devices not rooted. If you have CPU cloaking feature, it can help you to increase and decrease the processor speed of your CPU. Likewise, it can increase or decrease the battery life of your Android device. You can manage this feature with apps like No frills CPU control. That is a straightforward application which you can download for free from Google PlayStore. It’s kind of an experiment and there is no need to worry about using and technical settings of the application. It keeps only the changes which are working.

3. Allows Tweaking

Android Tweaking

Tweaking is an important feature which allows configuring and optimizing at the same time in order to give a customized look to the device in order to have a better performance. Soon after rooting the device, you get the ability to allow this with access to device settings. In androids there are different kinds of available tweaks and the user can choose the appropriate one depending on his or her requirements. The list of available tweaks even lengthens after rooting the device. Some are keyboard layout customization, multitasking etc.

4. Blocking Features

Android Bricking

There are a number of things which can get annoying on your device. One main thing is advertisements. It can get very annoying and rooting can help the user to get specific applications with the ability to block advertisements as it is always better to use such a specifically designed application rather than attempting to complete that task manually.

5. Un rooting Feature is Supported

Even though there are multiple uses of rooting your device, there are instances where you need to unroot the device. It may be to return your warranty or to return device stock. If there is any concern on the warranty of device, the best way to overcome that is un-rooting the device.

Disadvantages of Rooting a Android Device.

1. Root Access

Accessing system settings is not a simple thing. A small error can destroy the whole system. Therefore it should be very careful on the super user access as thrash things or wrong malware applications can easily enter the system through this.

2. CPU Cloaking option

Android CPU Cloaking

Performance of the device is depending on its CPU. Therefore changing its default settings directly affect the device performance. More concern should be paid towards safety features.

3. Voiding Device Warranty

This is a well-known fact that rooting voids the warranty of the device. Un rooting can help to get it back. But that does not work all the time. Therefore it is a matter to consider about.

4. Bricking

The method of rooting is not the same for all devices. And it can be really messy and dangerous in many terms. So there is a chance to brick the device in attempting to root it. As the device warranty also voids, you cannot be certain on repairing your device by the company.

5. Danger of Using Custom ROMs

Android Custom ROM

Using custom ROMs can be really nice unless you get the wrong ROM. That can be a reason to brick the device and that will result in the device to go crazy. Matters like these are hard to repair and they can cost a lot of time, effort and money.

Should You Root Your Device?

The answer depends on you. Easiness of rooting mostly depends on the device. There are some devices with unlock-able boot-loaders like Nexus n Pixel devices which are easy to root without much hard effort. If you are new to rooting, there are some things to think about. There are multiple settings and a step-wise procedure to follow. Rooting can bring a lot of fun. At the same time, it can bring frustration also. If you are sure on the procedure and outcomes, you are free to root your device. But if not, you need to know more about rooting before stepping further.

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