We all use our smartphones for almost everything and we always wonder if our phones could be better than what we have now. There are a number of tricks, hacks and much more, which we can implement on our phones to get the most out of it. To do all these you need to root your android phone. First of all, we need to know what do we mean by rooting an android phone.
What is Root?
Rooting is essentially giving you administrative access to your device. Once your device is rooted, you will have an application by the name of Superuser that can be found in your app drawer. This application is where you can control the permissions of any applications that require “administrative” rights. This is a simple way of looking at it.
I get asked by people all the time if rooting is like jailbreaking an iPhone. It’s sort of the same concept, but don’t get caught saying that around any Android fans, you may get jumped.
Pros and Cons of Rooting an Android phone
Rooting your phone is the best option for you if you love experimenting with your android phone. Here are the things which you can do after rooting your android phone:-
- You can install a Custom ROM. ( like Cyanogen MOD)
- It helps you to hack games and apps.
- You can over clock or under clock your phone to meet your requirements.
- It paves way for you to increase your phone’s memory. Read our article on “How to Increase Internal memory of an Android phone with Link2SD“.
However, there are some disadvantages too of rooting an android phone.
- There is a risk you may end up getting your phone bricked.
- Your phone’s warranty gets void. (but it is valid after unrooting your phone.)
Don’t get tensed after seeing the disadvantages, there are fewer chances that you may end up getting your phone brick. Bricked phone means that your phone becomes literally a brick that is, your phone is no more functional. Well, this doesn’t happen usually during rooting, this happens only if damage your phone’s important system files or you overclock your phone too much. And the fact of losing your phone’s warranty, it can be gained back by undoing the process, leaving no sign of rooting.
So, let’s get started on our way to root our phone.
Rooting your android phone
There are many methods to root an android phone but the most common that works with almost every phone, is with the app KingoRoot. KingoRoot works with most phones but however, every phone has its own way of rooting.
- Device powered on.
- At least 50% battery level.
- Internet connection necessary (Wi-Fi network suggested).
- Allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Settings > Security > Unknown Sources
- First of all, download the app. It’s available for free. Download from here. Allow the browser to download if it prompts you regarding the app being harmful.
- Now install the app. If you didn’t check “Unknown Sources” in Settings > Security, then during installation, you will get a prompt “Install blocked”, stating that “For security, your phone is set to block installation of apps obtained from unknown sources”. Just follow phone instructions and install Kingo Root on your device and allow installs from “Unknown Sources”.
- Now launch the app and start rooting. Click “One Click Root” to start the rooting process.
- Wait for the process to finish and show you the results.
Now that you have finished rooting your phone, you can get the whole out of a phone. For those of you all, for whom this method of rooting didn’t work, can Google for the rooting method of the particular phone model because every phone has a different method of rooting. Thank you for reading the article, if you have any queries or any feedback please write it down in the comment section below.