Using a high-performance Android smartphone, we always try to set up and optimize operations, because it’s impossible to stop upgrading and upgrading our devices to get more power, new applications, new features and browsing convenience. But for the above tasks, you must first release device from the factory settings and settings. That’s why you need to learn how to access the internal telephone system, which you can access when you get the correct root.
What is Rooting?
Being a root user on a Unix system (for example, Android, Linux, Chrome OS, Mac OS or Orbis OS, used on PS4), you have access to the root directory where we have the entire operating system installed.
It is also called the superuser and, ultimately, has full access to the system. Something like (or eligible) on the Windows system.
A normal Android user does not have permission to delete or modify the operating system files. When we become superusers, the doors are opened, which the system has closed so far, since we can manipulate all of its files. This gives more freedom to change the system itself. Being root is not absolutely necessary for using our smartphone, but it gives us many more options. On the other hand, he has his own risks and shortcomings.
How does rooting a device work?
As a root user, you must have more permissions than other users. In general, to have these permissions extended, we will have to change our operating system. All Android systems that manufacturers include in our terminals, by default, do not have access rights to guarantee the user’s security.
To connect to the root or root terminal, we must install the firmware with those privileges, or install the whole new system, or at least modify the operating system. The process that should be root depends on the manufacturer, the model of our device and the version of Android that works.
The first step is to skip the bootloader lock to install new software. In some devices this is locked from the factory and does not allow the normal user to install another operating system or part of it. There are manufacturers that offer unlock codes. In other cases, as in the Nexus, the bootloader can be unlocked with the ADB from a computer with a single command. But if the manufacturer does not offer to release the bootloader we will need an exploit that breaks the blockade and allows us to install a custom recovery from which to install what we want.
By doing this manipulation on our device, we are naturally altering the initial state and this can lead to problems with the warranty. In some cases the process can be reversible to restore the factory settings and reinstall the ROM or official operating system.
Will I lose the guarantee when I root My Android?
We enter the swampy terrain. We have all heard that when we take root, we lose a guarantee, partly true and partly not. As I said, manipulating the initial state of the phone, the warranty is lost. But with a little bit of cunning and knowledge of the necessary directives of the European Union, we can avoid this obstacle.
If you live in the European Union and bought your smartphone in one of the member countries, the problem with the root and the guarantee is a little more complicated, depending on the manufacturer and the device that you can lose or not.
Therefore, if the error presented by your smartphone is not a consequence of the implementation of the root, there is nothing to fear. Now, if the problem is complex or if you do not know the reason why your smartphone should be delivered to the technician, it may be convenient to restore it to the factory settings and release the original ROM. You must be careful with the counter of the flashing Samsung device, this is one of the first things that this technology observes. Therefore, it is very important to reset the flash counter (only on Samsung terminals).
What is the purpose of Rooting Android Device?
As I said, as root we have full control of our Android smartphone (who does not want it?). This control allows us to install custom ROMs (user ROM), exclude serial applications that we do not use and make full copies of the data using, for example, Titanium Backup and use an infinite number of applications that require administrator privileges.
It should be noted that, by going to the root kernel and without installing a custom ROM, we can make a great contribution to our smartphone thanks to the Xposed Framework modules. If you are interested in this topic, I recommend referring to the best modules for Xposed.
Next I will explain the main advantages and disadvantages of rooting the device. Changing the software that the manufacturer places on your device has its pros and cons, and you should always proceed with caution.
Advantages of Rooted Android Device
- A new world of applications
Android offers a wide range of applications for all cases and tasks, but when we want to do something, “more advanced” root permits are required. With root access, we can use bloatware removal programs (pre-installed applications), in addition to the firewall, control systems to manage multiple gestures with your fingers and all these root applications that modify the system files. On the other hand, there are applications that, although they do not work as root, offer many more functions when we have them.
- Personalization, as never before
Android devices are famous for the ability to change laucher, icon packs, wallpapers, ring tones, keyboard sounds and much more. However, this adjustment is limited to a superficial aesthetic change. With root privileges, you can change the system files to your personal taste, including system sounds and boot animations.
There are many applications that can free up memory and speed up your device. In fact, we even have a forum in which we offer several solutions, many of which are rooted, to improve the storage of your smartphone. Under normal methods, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to overcome the limitations imposed by the hardware. Once again, root resolutions come to the rescue, and with them we can even accelerate the speed of the processor by overclocking.
- Optimize the battery
Smart phones are still evolving, but almost everyone’s Achilles heel is a battery. Many devices are difficult to reach at the end of the day without the need to recharge them. With root privileges, you can access several files that control power consumption, with more control over the CPU and its battery management limits.
- Xposed modules
Xposed is a platform for which there are several modules that allow you to change and configure even the most remote aspects of your smartphone. You can only have Xposed if you are root. The possibilities are endless and many developers are involved and very motivated to offer you the latest features.
- Make deep backups
Each Android device has the ability to back up applications and certain data in the configuration or through the Kies administration software. Even if you choose to use these features and combine them with the services offered in the cloud, nothing can compete with everything that administrator privileges provide. Starting with a full backup, which can be done from a custom restore or using an application as a titanium backup.
- Absolute control of your device
What bothers him is that some users are more unable to use freely and without restrictions our own. By its nature, Android is a free system that was born with the idea of creating an independent software and hardware ecosystem, at least to the extent possible. Obtaining root rights in addition to the mentioned advantages makes it the only rule of your phone, able to do what you want, customize it at your discretion and not depend on any manufacturer (neither good nor bad).
Disadvantage of Rooted Android Device
- Rooting threatens the security of your Android
As you can see, every time you install an application, it asks you to grant it privileges. If you are the root user of your terminal, you can grant access to all system files to any application. That is, you cancels the limits of the actions that applications usually have. The applications are no longer in the security room and have access to everything. This is a huge risk to the security of your Android. If some malware accidentally hits your terminal, either through an infected application, or through an insecure connection to a “free” Wi-Fi, or by simply browsing regular pages, it can damage your security if you do not understand because you will have access to the whole system.
- Increasingly, there are fewer applications that require root access
With each version of Android, more features are available to the general public. At the beginning of the expansion of Android the system was more closed. You needed root access for many other things than now. For example, with Lollipop, you can record a desktop when you perform any task or tutorial and edit a video that even Android 4.4 Kitkat was what was reserved for root users only. And, of course, with the next version of Android M, the opportunities will continue to grow.
- Being a difficult root
First, you need to look up information through the network to know how to use it, because each terminal is scratched in different ways, and sometimes the process can be complicated. But in any case, I would say that rooting your Android is an easy part. The hard part begins in the daily life of the root user, since you have to be careful with the installed applications, what permissions you provide, why you are browsing the pages where you are connecting, which file of the system being deleted, etc. And if something happens bad, you are just you and your brick, and pray that someone has already done this before, and you find it on the forum.
- Problems with updates
When we are root users, we may have problems updating the firmware of our terminal via OTA. Taking into account a wide range of manufacturers, it is very difficult to give general data. In any case, the trend is that the announcements of new updates disappear when the terminal is introduced.Although you can always install new software manually. However, we get an update, most likely it ends with a root terminal, and we need to return to the process if we want to reuse their privileges.
- You may lose warranty
Obviously, giving you root access privileges is something that is officially banned by the manufacturers. Otherwise, they will sell the terminals directly from the factory. In Europe and depending on the terminal, legislation can be benevolent with the user. If you can cancel the root, then for sure you will not have problems in the technical service. But in many parts of the world this is not so, you can usually lose your warranty, at the same time you root your smartphone. Some devices, such as Samsung, also include a flash counter that does not take your eyes off the time when you are installing a new unofficial operating system in the terminal. Although this counter can be reset, no one guarantees that you will not lose the warranty.
As a rule, the procedure for obtaining root privileges is a very complex and risky operation, therefore not all Android users can safely redirect the phone. In addition, in some cases, when you try to access the root, the phone becomes a brick and, since the warranty is invalid, you may find yourself in an unpleasant situation. To avoid this, we have a “one-click” tool that offers a safe and fast solution for obtaining root rights for Android-based devices. Unfortunately, not all smartphones can be controlled with this tool.
And now, as mentioned in the header of this walk-through, we’ll offer a solution for getting root rights by clicking on some Android-based devices. This process will be easy to understand and complete, because you only need to complete several steps. In addition, using a solution to get root rights with a single click, you can unlock a smartphone or tablet running on Android, starting a special program that will do all the work for you.
But before you begin the manual on rooting, you should check the list provided by this link (check the columns on the right). It lists all supported devices that can be unlocked using this method. Do not use this walk-through if your phone or tablet is not listed.
Before You Root Your Android Device
Now you must prepare your device for the process, which will be described in the near future. Otherwise, you will not be able to get root rights with a single click on your Android device, and in the worst case – turn your smartphone into a brick. Therefore, do not rush and read all the lines of this manual and especially the necessary preliminary steps, which will be described below.
- Make sure to back up the data from your phone. Typically, the system is not erased using the one-click root-right tool, but if you consider that you can store bank accounts and passwords on your smartphone, it’s a good idea to save your personal information before moving on.
- You can use our backup and recovery guides, how to save a list of contacts, text messages, call logs, applications, Internet settings, the EFS folder and even the current firmware.
- Remember that when you rut, the warranty of the device will be canceled.
- Your phone should be charged (if the battery is less than 60%) before the start of the ruting operation, otherwise it can turn off in the middle of the process.
- The USB debugging option must be enabled on the phone; go to “Settings -> Device Information -> Enable debugging mode via USB”.
- Do not forget to check the list of supported devices before you start rutting your smartphone / tablet.
How to root Android devices in one click
- The first thing to do is download the Framaroot application (this is a tool that you can rite in one click, select your device in the column to the right, go to its page and select the desired .apk file to download).
- Then install the APK that was preloaded on the smartphone / tablet.
- Now, using the file manager of your device, locate the APK file and start it.
- Installation will begin and eventually your phone will be rutted.
That’s all. Do not forget that this one-click rutting solution can be applied only to a limited number of android devices (you have a list of supported devices).
Now you can think about performing other complicated operations on the phone, since we unblocked its system. You can install a custom recovery image, update the device with custom firmware, install applications that require root access for proper operation, remove the built-in programs to increase the speed and much more.