Regardless of whether you’re an Android nerd or casual user, you must be aware that you can remove various built-in apps and bloatware that might have come preloaded in your phone/device. While most of these apps can be easily removed, some might require extra measures to uninstall.
Despite our technological advancements, something as simple as uninstalling an application shouldn’t be such as difficult task. Therefore, in this article we shall educate you on rooting your android device.
Rooting: Get complete Access over your Android.
To put it simply, rooting is a process of allowing Android users attain ‘root’ access or administrative access privileges in their devices. Rooting also facilitates complete removal and replacement of operating system running on the device. Once the current operating system has been uninstalled, you can then install any other version or stick with the previous version.
This sure sounds like an amazing hack, but could also damage your device if not done properly. We’re definitely not trying to scare you, but rather present newer possibilities.
Why You Should Consider Rooting your device?
Rooting Android can help you achieve the following on your device.
- It will allow you to uninstall bloatware which can be notoriously difficult to remove through conventional means.
- You’ll be able to set up wireless tethering, even if it has been disabled by default.
- You’ll gain access to install special apps and flash custom ROMs to improve system performance.
- Rooting will also give access to various customization options on your phone or device.
Why Shouldn’t you root your device?
Since we have already discussed the benefits of rooting, we must also talk about the darker side of rooting android devices.
- It will void your device’s warranty – You are rest assured if anything happens to your phone, since it becomes the manufacturer’s responsibility. However, if you’ll run rooting on your device, it will nullify the warranty and you’ll be sole person responsible to the damage (if any).
- You might end-up with a ‘Bricked’ handset – When we say ‘bricked’, it means that your phone will be permanently in a suspended state and there is nothing you can do to fix it. So rooting can actually lead to more harm than good.
- You might face Security Risks thereafter – Depending on services and apps you use, rooting can actually expose your device to security threats and viruses. This can also cause several important services such as Google Wallet to stop functioning.
How would you root your device?
Rooting has become far easier than it was earlier. Now you can root any device in quickly with the help of special rooting apps. We’ll list one of the top selling rooting apps- Kingo Root and explain how to use it.
Kingo Root helps you root Android device running under Android 5.0. Apart from this, it is compatible with popular android devices including Nexus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Samsung, Sony, and ZTE etc.
Rooting Your Android with Kingo App.
Here is a referral guide to root your Android device with Kingo Root app.
Step 1: Download the app.
Step 2: Install KingoRoot.apk on your device.
- There might be a chance that you are prompted by a security prompt asking for permission to install this app. Since your phone settings might not allow it to install apps from unknown sources.
- Allow your phone to install apps from unknown sources by turning the feature on when prompted and continue with installation.
Step 3: Launch Kingo Root app and hit on ‘One Click Root’ to start rooting your device.
Step 4: Wait for some time until result screen appears that would notify you weather rooting was successful or fail.
With the above mentioned steps, you’ll be able to root your Android device and customize it your way. But before you do that, remember rooting will negate your device’s warranty. Nevertheless, if rooting fails through this method, the app also offers other ways to root your device, which can be tried one at a time.
Reference note: These steps are taken from Kingo Root’s website. These are posted here.