What is Android ROM Rooting?
Rooting or Android ROM Rooting is a process that’s specifically applied to Android devices. The method of rooting would vary from one device to another and it is typically done by developers and advanced Android users.
Needless to say, Android ROM rooting shouldn’t be practiced by the average Android user. It’s a risky method and is only recommended to those who are knowledgeable enough to tweak the software of their phones or tablets. Even so, there are those who are willing to take the risks. Therefore, it is very important for you to consider the pros and cons of rooting. If you think that you can take the risks, better read on.
Rooting is a matter of preference. One can opt to root while those who don’t will not be required to do so. It’s just that with rooting, the hidden features and functions of your Android device will be unlocked. In other words, you will be able to gain the ‘superuser’ ability that’s usually meant for developers. With this ability, you have the freedom. The freedom to install your preferred type of ROM and the freedom to boost your phone or tablet’s performance. This will come pretty handy especially when the manufacturer of your device has already ceased the support that they used to give to your tablet or smartphone. For example, you want to update your Samsung Galaxy Ace’s firmware from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, there’s no official update that will let you do so but if you opt to enable your smartphone’s root access, you can install the unofficial ROM version of Android 4.0 ICS to your phone. Just keep in mind that there is a different method of rooting for each device. You cannot simply apply the rooting method for Galaxy Ace to the Galaxy Nexus or the Motorola Razr. Therefore, you will need to do a little bit of research. Fortunately, there are lots of sites and forums on the web that’s dedicated to such concerns and problems. There’s RootzWiki, XDA Developers, etc.
But that’s not all. Rooting will also give you the ability to make use of custom themes. With custom themes, you can personalize the layout or design of your phone’s UI. You can also have those apps that are only meant for rooted devices. As a matter of fact, the possibilities are unlimited but keep in mind that once you get your phone rooted, you will eventually be voiding your phone’s warranty. Of course, there are ways to redeem the warranty but that can only be done if you opt to revoke your superuser access. However, there are devices that can no longer be reverted back to their unrooted state. You need to be prepared for the possible consequences.
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