Is My Device Rooted ?
Should I root my device?
What is rooting? How does it impact on your Android device? These are common problems for you if you are new to this “Rooting” subject. Rooting is a wide topic to study; it has both good and bad impacts on the device. Most importantly if someone wishes to proceed with rooting, he or she must go through all the sides of rooting before come to a decision.
What is Rooting and Why do people Root Android devices?
Rooting is a term widely used in cell phone and computer subjects. Best part of an operating system of a device is rooting process. Because it lets you experience the new dimensions of the system. Rooting is the process in which the limitations of your device are removed and full access is allowed. Once you rooted, you get the full control over your device. It lets you be the real owner of the device. Like in any operating system, several features have been disabled in Android also. But with rooting you will be able to free the blocked or hidden features of your operating system. Basically the word “rooting” itself reveals the meaning of this process. That means to get the root of the operating system.
The term “Root” comes from the Linux world. It describes a user who has “Superuser” rights to all the files and programs in the software Operating System. Rooting your device gives you the superuser rights and permissions to your Android’s software. To how far you can have a good control over your rooted device suggest the number of advantages you can experience. It is like a modification process to your entire device. Rooted device can benefits you in many ways in the other hand it comes with a high risk as well. It is in your hand to get best of rooting or left your device as a brick. That means you can get the benefits of rooting only if you follow with the right steps with the right tool. There are many tools available today for Android rooting and it is up to you to select the most appropriate.
Root checking Tools
- Simple Root Checker
- Root Checker
Get these on Google Play Store.
Rooting Tools for Android
Easy rooting tool supported Android 2.2 to 6.0. Many devices can obtain Root from this. Have one click root tool for mobile and also have PC version.
- Wondershare MobileGo
This is one of the best root software for Android with user-friendly features. It is easy to use and also compatible with a large number of Android devices. This rooting tool supports Android 2.1 and above with 100% success rate and accuracy. Wondershare MobileGo is available for free but it does not offer unroot function.
Kingo is another free root tool for Android rooting which enables you to root your Android with one click rooting. It supports Android 2.3 up to Android 4.2.2. and works absolutely well with HTC, Sony, Motorola, Lenovo, LG, Acer, Samsung and so on.
- Free of charge
- Safe and risk free
- Enable to remove root at any time
- Not support Android 4.4 or up
iRoot is the root genius for Android, it is a very powerful root software which supports more 150 000 Android devices and versions. You can fully trust iRoot for a secured and accurate rooting experience. According to recent calculations its success rate is more than 90%. It supports Android versions from 2.2 and above. iRoot comes prior to all these similar applications as it is the most reliable tool for rooting your Android with a high success rate.
- Root Genius
Root genius is a smart Android root software developed by a group of Chinese developers. It is a one click root tool which offers simple and easy rooting. It is just about connecting your device to PC and click “Root” to start the program. Android Root genius apk is only compatible with Android KitKat 4.4.2.
Framaroot makes rooting easier than ever. It is a one-click rooting Android application created by the XDA user “Alephzain”. Framaroot is one of the smartest ways of rooting your Android. Most important part is it does not need a PC to run the program, it can be operated as a stand -alone app to gain root privilege in your device. Framaroot supports a wide range of Android smart devices which are using exploits, such as Boromir, Barahir, Frodo, Legolas, Aragorn, Gandalf, Pippin and Farahir.
Towelroot is another inspiring rooting tool which gives many advantages to the user. It is easy and simple. Just with a single click you can start with the process. Geohot’s Towelroot can root most devices which are running the latest versions of Android. But with Towelroot you only can root your device; unrooting process is not available with this tool up to now.
Like we discussed above, there are many rooting tools available for Android. Most of them feature similar characteristics but they function in different ways according to different devices and versions. Therefore it is important to know which tool will work best for the requirement. Otherwise malicious tools might harm your entire system.
Advantages of Rooting
When you are using your phone as a guest, you will not be able to make any changes to the system, you only have the ability to use given options with restricted features. But with root access over your phone you can open up new paths. It helps you to find out the full potentials of your Android device.
- You can install custom ROMs.
- With root access you can become the real owner of your device with full control over the system.
- Strengthens its performance.
- Polish up hidden features.
- You can open a world of new powerful apps
- More customizing features.
- More automation inspiration.
- Boost your phone’s speed and battery life.
- Block Ads in any app.
- You can receive latest Operating System updates.
- Better backup with your rooted device.
Disadvantages of Rooting
“Great power comes with great responsibility”. Therefore we have to consider all the sides before we start the process of rooting. According some it is highly risky. So let’s have a look on the darker side of rooting process.
The main reason not to root your device is the risk of bricking. That means if you make a single mistake within your rooting process, it might brick your device and it will no longer function properly and is pretty much as useless as a brick.
- Rooting immediately voids your device’s warranty
Once rooted, you cannot bring your device back for service or warranty work.
- Threats and viruses
With rooted device, you definitely flash ROMs with custom programs. This might put you in a risk. Whenever you make changes to the code of software, you run the risk of welcoming viruses and threats.
The decision to “Root” or “Not” is a common problem you often face. It is really powerful to have an unlocked device but in the other hand it is not very much fun to have a bricked device. With all knowledge about this Rooting, you can decide whether to root or not. In my view what I most love about Android is rooting. I think it gives more advantages than its downsides. The prevention is always better in any job; therefore if we proceed with good understanding it will surely benefit us in many ways.