With a rooted phone, users running the Android mobile operating systems attain the privilege of controlling Android’s man subsystems. It means you have root access to unlock the operating system. It allows you to update the Operating System (OS), install unapproved Applications, underclock or overclock the processor, replace the firmware, customizing anything in your phone, and unlock many more features.
What Is Root Access?
Root access is primarily the elevated permissions that enable you to modify and access the inaccessible files, like the files on system partitions or the data. It is the initial step to do modifications on your phone. Besides, it allows running third-party applications of entirely different classes and applying profound and system-level changes. You can also have access to certain inaccessible features of the device or using the existing features differently.
However, you will not be able to do all the modifications to your phone, which are done only through S-Off and completely unlocked bootloaders.
How To Root A Phone?
Rooting your phone will allow you to root or complete access to the system. The process of rooting is different for the devices. To root your android phone, you can use Applications that are compatible with your phone.
The following table contains a list of Applications and its utilities. You can check the compatibility of your phone before using these applications.
|CF Auto Root
|-Useful for beginners of rooting-The easiest and quickest way for the first root-Install and enables SuperSU on the phone for Apps to gain access to the root-Useful for using with stock Samsung firmware in combination with Nexus Devices
|-Useful to root many devices
|-Useful only for access to the device-Works on most of the devices from Android versions 2.x – 5.0-Do not trip KNOX-Able to close Sony_RIC accurately
|-Compatible for most Android devices. -Extremely powerful Universal Systemless Interface
|-Compatible with most of the devices that are running with unpatched kernels-Root exploits itself
Applications To Root Phone & Their Features
Applications Used On A Rooted Phone.
A rooted phone allows you to crack many features through rooted Apps applications. Some of the best ones include the following:
1. Blackmart Alpha: It will help to get all the apps on the Play Store for free. Besides, the beta version is also available.
2. DiskDigger: It helps to recover deleted files and images.
3. Greenify: When you lock your phone screen, it hibernates the background App, thus saving a massive amount of battery.
4. Lucky Patcher: You can crack in-app purchases, mod games or applications, remove license verification, etc. with this App.
5. Netcut: It cuts the devices connected with wifi and helps using high-speed internet.
6. Set CPU: It is used to underclock or overclock the phone. You can set rules of usage.
7. SuperSU: It is SU permission Application and can also be used for unrooting the device.
8. Titanium backup: It will help back up your Apps and the information stored in them.
9. WPA/Wps Tester: This small and powerful Application will help you cracking the WPS enabled wifi connections.
Make Your Phone Powerful By Rooting.
A rooted phone has limitless powers. You can make your phone powerful by using the following features:
1. Access to the wifi passwords using key recovery of wifi
2. Advanced customizations and settings
4. Change default speaker output for loud volumes
5. Change GPU and CPU clock
6. Change notification and font area tweaks
7. Change your screen lock view
8. Complete control over the directories
9. Custom Kernels
10. Develop and test Applications
11. Extend RAM
12. Inter-app communications or patching Apps
13. Install custom ROM
14. Install mods that require root privileges
15. Install or Uninstall System Apps with titanium backup
16. Install custom theme engines and themes
17. Quick backup of the phone
18. Removes bloatware
19. Unlock bootloader
20. Use SD card as internal memory
21. Using link2SD system, Apps can be moved to SD card
22. Void the warranty for phone
Risks Of Rooting A Phone.
Rooting your phone can make your phone less secure and result in warnings that can destroy your phone. Some of the features that can make your cellphone insecure after rooting are the following:
1. Downloading APKs from untrusted sources
2. Downloading Apps through untrusted sources
3. Illegal hacking of wifi connections
4. Inter-App communications
6. Receives OTA updates which cannot be applied
7. Unlocking the bootloader
8. Voids the warranty
A rooted phone gives you access to many features and helps you modify your phone by using Apps. However, some rogue Applications can be harmful to your phone and can destroy it. Hence, be careful while downloading any Apps. It is recommended to install Apps through trusted sources. Remove system Apps only if you are sure that it won’t harm the phone. Also, take a backup through custom recovery when you root your phone.
It would be best to take the necessary precautions to get the desired results when you root your phone.
Enjoy the privileges of a rooted phone safely!
1.What Can You Do With A Rooted Phone?
Ans: With a rooted phone, users running the Android mobile operating systems attain the privilege of controlling over man subsystems of Android. You will have access to unlock the operating system, which allows you to update the Operating System (OS), install unapproved Applications, underclock or overclock the processor, replace the firmware, customizing anything in your phone, and unlock many more features.
2. What Is Root Access?
Ans: Root access is primarily the elevated permissions that enable you to modify and access the inaccessible files, like the files on system partitions or the data. It is the initial step to do modifications on your phone.
3. Is Rooting Harmful For A Phone?
Ans: Rooting can be harmful to your phone in many ways, like downloading apps from untrusted sources, illegal wifi hacking, unlocking bootloader, etc. Besides, overclocking can result in bursting the phone.
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