You might have heard about rooting the phone before, either from your friends or might have read it somewhere. The fact that worries most of the Android phone users is the risk involved with rooting the phone. People often crawl over websites to know which is better. Our take on this is, it is always better to root your Android phone. However, some sort of commitment is required to do this, if you are a little bit tech savvy then it is really good. There is also some risk involved but considering the benefits, the risk is negligible. We will detail you on why and how to root your Android phone, we are sure that this will help to reach to a decision whether to root or not.
A brief about what is rooting at first, this is for the benefit of newbies.
Rooting helps you to gain access to the root of the device. It will push you one level up, normally you are not allowed to change the settings and permissions set by manufacturers. But by rooting, you can easily tweak the settings set by them and modify the phone software’s into the deepest level. However, if you are on the warranty period, it’s good to wait as this will void the warranty. The next thing you will have to worry about is breaking of your phone, at times it will become nonfunctional but this is really rare. But it’s really worth when you consider the goodies which you could explore on your phone.
- Plenty of Handy Apps
People who crawl over Google Play to get handy Apps might have noticed the device denies to support some great apps, they will have to settle with good instead of great. But if you root your phone, you can have these great apps with you as rooting helps to dig deep into your phone. It will help you to access many things that manufacturers doesn’t permit you to do otherwise.
- Android OS updates
OS updates happen more frequently than you expect, but the manufacturer doesn’t come up with OS updates for your product as soon as when it is launched, there are cases where they will never come with latest Android version. And hence you will always be behind two or three updates. This is quite a headache for many Android users, most of the Android users are still behind Ice-cream Sandwich update. Between manufacturers and carriers there are lot of closed doors or obstacles, which makes this process very slow. Users have less patience, they are eager to grab new Android version in their phone.
However, the Android developer’s community gets the benefit of new OS months before its release by carriers. When you root your phone you will get the chance to upgrade the OS version of your phone, you just have to download and install it in your phone and it’s extremely easy to do that.
- Ditch the ugly skin
The software skins designed by the manufacturers for branding their device are not always pleasing for every Android enthusiasts. They actually wants to ditch the ugly and weirdest design. And that’s the reason why OS updates are taking quite long. You will always feel better without these default skin.
Root your phone to get rid of it. When you download and install custom ROM for different versions of Android. It will clean of these weird software skins and will give a better attraction to your Android phone.
- Banishing bloat
Android phones come up with OEM skins and apps which the user never wants in their phone or will never use it. User doesn’t have the permission to remove them from their phone. From Android’s Jelly Bean version, user got access to disable unwanted apps from the phone. But it doesn’t mean that it is removed from the phone, still it takes up the space. If you root your phone, you can install specific apps to delete them forever like Titanium Backup. You will have to careful when you remove in this way as if you delete any important files form the phone, then it can cause serious issues.
- Boost up the speed and battery
It’s really irritating for any Android user to see their phone taking long time to respond. Similarly, after full charging if the phone battery goes down within a single day of usage. Once you root the phone, you can install customized kernels to serve for this purpose. There are many such kernels which can be used for specific purposes like for low power consumption, to increase speed, etc. You can make use of SetCPU application, which allows users to underclock and overclock the processor and to set different rules for using.
Android is known to the world as the most customizable OS, considered to the setback also. When you root the device, you can actually change it totally, what you will have to do is download custom ROMs, you can explore it to an extreme level. You can even add features like extra widgets, alter the features of lock screen, notification bar, etc. The limit to customization level is sky.
- Wi-Fi Hot spot
You might already know about this feature, Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to get your other devices online by using phone’s data connection. There are wireless carriers out there to do this, but they will charge you and for more privileges they will even charge you higher. But if have rooted your phone, then just download Wireless tether app from Android Market and enjoy the data connection by creating an encrypted Wi-Fi network on your own.
But whether you want these benefits or not is up to you. Some people might like to use the inbuilt features provided on their phone only, they will prefer not to spent time on this. But some users like to explore their phone, for them it is worth a try. If you are looking to root your phone then google root along with the phone model, there are plenty of video tutorials and blogs which will show you how to root your phone. Ensure that you are following the instructions carefully.