This article will give you a general explanation regarding rooting of various types of Android devices and what are the benefits of rooting. You may be heard or read something regarding this process but you are not sure that you will be able to do this. Don’t worry, if you can do it correct you will be able to consume ultimate benefits from your smart device. Manufacturer’s say that you void the warranty and your device will not properly after rooting. Though you void the warranty, you can have plenty of benefits with your device.
- 1 What is rooting?
- 2 Top 10 benefits of rooting your android phone 2016.
What is rooting?
Are you new to rooting, just let me explain what is rooting. Rooting or acquiring root access basically means modifying the manufacturer’s OS of your mobile device. There’s a huge limitation with the accessibility to system and OS. Rooting will give you privileges to take the total control of your device. The name “root” has abducted from Linux operating system, which is known as the most privileged user in the Linux system. Lets see, Top 10 benefits of rooting your android phone 2016.
Top 10 benefits of rooting your android phone 2016.
1. Full control for your device.
You can get the unlimited access to the system files, user themes and other memory blocks. No need to worry about unwanted and pesky bloat ware. Manufacturer’s pre-installed unwanted apps can be removed instantly within simple taps on the application manager. You will be able to manage your whole device memory and keep the things that you really want. Android 4.1 and above allows you to disable pre-installed apps but it doesn’t allow you to completely remove those apps. Please do not delete some crucial apps, your device may stop working.
Next significant benefit will make you wonder. Rooted device will help you with improved backups and restore options. It can back up your system settings and downloaded apps. It also can make backups with your contacts and SMS. Most of the rooters try “Titanium Backup” a popular back up app for their rooted devices. This app will assist you to make scheduled and automated backups for your device.
3. No more manufacturer’s updates
It’s a common thing that smart device manufacturers are always late with the updates. Even it’s a latest release, they take a long time to release the next update. When we consider aged devices sometimes they have stopped their developments in updates. Why should we wait for those updates? Just simply root your mobile. They are plenty of custom updated on the internet and you can download them and apply to your device. I prefer XDA forums. Their developers are always looking for best solutions regarding rooted devices.
4. Custom ROMs
Are you fed up with your smart device’s stock ROM? There are plenty of customized ROMs and they offer so many unique and different dedicated features to fulfill your needs. Cyanogen Mod, Paranoid, Cataclysm and Resurrection Remix are the most popular custom ROMs and those were developed by big third party development teams. You will also be able to find some other smaller developers working on developments of ROMs to gain improved battery life and higher performance through the hardware aspects of the device.
5. Overclocking and under clocking
Earlier versions of all the smart phones were slow, so they needed an extra force to speed up. Stock configuration doesn’t allow you to do the Overclocking. Rooted smart device will give you the privilege for overclocking. Latest android devices are really faster than the previous models, in order to that overclocking is not essential. Think you have a device with powerful performance and you need to save battery life, under clocking is the only answer for this. For an optimum operation a device doesn’t consume all the power, resources can be managed as per the need.
6. Big scope for Apps
You’ll have instant access to all the core files of your device as rooting provides you the administrative privilege to your android device. Apps can have the advantage by allowing you to access, move, copy and manage files easily. Not only that, it allows you to install any .apk file without downloading through play store. Custom ROM users can use ROM manager to install and fix the OS without flashing again and again.
7. Customized Themes and Appearance
Rooting will provide you a wide range of customizing and theming options, most of the android users struggling to maintain an attractive home screen. Stock themes will not assist you to fulfill this. You can change the appearance by using a third party launcher, but it will reduce your device performance. Installation of themes can also be done by flashing zip files to the recovery. You will also be able to access the /system/fonts directory, it allows you to install custom fonts to your device and you can select any one from them.
8. Automate your device
You can automate your device using several apps. Consider “Tasker”, it will automate anything on your mobile. There is no need to root the device. If you have rooted, the scope that the “Tasker” automates can be increased. Certain tasks such as changing network mode, switching GPS, Controlling CPU speed and screen on/off control can be done using this app. To get the maximum benefit from this type of apps you should definitely root your device.
9. Block Ads in apps
Ads become annoying when popping up at the middle of an app. Rooting is the best way to stop those disturbing popups. Some apps may help you to block ads, but the will not be able to block all the ads popping up from different sources. If you are not rooted, try switching off your mobile data or putting your mobile to airplane mode.
10. Get the total ownership
Finally, all those benefits can be gathered in to a single basket, rooting gives you the total ownership of your mobile. Manufacturers and carriers try obstruct you by limiting access to your device, but now you have acquired all the possible methods to break those limits fearlessly.