Rooting an Android Device – An Introduction

Android, emerged as the most popular and successful operating system, a product of Google INC, rivalled almost all other OS platforms. When it comes to mobile apps, android app development platform provides unlimited and everlasting scope.

Rooting An Android Device

The mobile application development industry boomed with android platform owing to its tremendous potentials and range, which enhances the functionality of the phone. Android rooting makes your phone more functional. Now, let us take a look at what is android rooting and how it can benefit your android phone.

Android rooting is a simple process that allows the users of the gadgets which runs on android os to gain more control over their device with another android system. This extra or privileged is referred as ‘root access.’  Android rooting is often compared to jailbreaking the iOS devices.

The goal of rooting is to overcome the restrictions and limitations carried a few smart phones and devices. Manufacturers have set some limitations on the hardware counterpart of the devices. Some of the apps carries the restricted access and would require permissions from administrators. Also, a few applications in the devices may be inaccessible to the users of android phones. These limitations can be removed by alteration or complete replacement of the mobile applications, system applications, settings, etc.

To put in a simple note, rooting an android device helps the android users to update, remove, partially or completely replace the operating system without any restrictions. For instance, rooting make it very easy to update your phone with recent edition or new release of the current OS effortlessly.

Rooting an android phone carry the facility to run privileged functions and access to all applications installed by the users, which are generally not available in the usual configuration. Root access to your phones also allows installation of specialized application called ‘Superuser’ application, which supervises all the apps installed in your device with its special root rights.  To modify or remove the advance programs or even the dangerous operations like deletion of system files or pre-loaded applications, applications rooted to hardware, etc need rooting access.

While rooting an android device carry a lot of advantages, until some time, most of manufacturers made strenuous efforts to produce unrootable android phones. In the past, until rooting become popular, many phones were designed with strong protections and restricted access. For instance, Droid X. However, those devices too had some loopholes to root them.

Android rooting can be simple or complex. There are many programs available to make rooting a simple and successful one. While rooting is beneficial, there are a few disadvantages to it. Inappropriate rooting may sometime make the device unusable, like a brick. In addition, rooting your device immediately voids the warranty of your phone. You will not be able to get the warranty to your device.