You have heard about rooting an Android phone, maybe online or from your friends. You have been told reasons why those phones were rooted. If you have heard enough, you will get to know how it was done, and the results too. This blog post explains the benefits that come with rooting your Android device.
The term “rooting” has become so popular in the smartphone world. Particularly with Android phones. A reason which is mostly because it’s Android is open source and is customizable.
Rooting allows you to make changes to the operating system that comes with the phone so you get total control over it. What then makes a rooted Android phone different from a non-rooted one? Here are 5 Benefits of rooting your Android phone.
1. Remove unwanted system apps and save space
Most phone come with preloaded apps. Some phones have even greater number of them. Pre-loaded apps are those apps that are already installed on your phone when you buy it new. Or those that you cannot remove from the phone (in case you tried doing haha). Having too much of preloaded apps eats up your storage and slows down your phone. They all compete with installed apps for memory, CPU, data networks etc. there by bringing your phones performance down and eating up your battery power.
Rooting your Android phone gives you power to uninstall any app including system apps. You can now get rid of those annoying apps you don’t want. You should however do that with care, so you don’t remove an app that’s very vital to the smooth functioning of your phone.
2.You can have your own custom Kernel
A Kernel is the medium between your Android phone’s hardware and it’s software. Kernel allows your phone (software) to communicate directly with the hardware. Having a custom kernel can help improve the general performance of your Android phone. You also have the power to manipulate every little feature of your phone like adding some interesting themes, bringing up or down the scrolling speed, changing the keyboard layout, and more. Basically, rooting allows you to access the hidden parts of your phone and make changes where necessary.
3. Bring your own custom ROM on board
I’m not going to go technical with this. In simple language, a custom ROM is a modified version of Android that you can install if for a reason you don’t like the version your Android powered device comes with. Many people root their device mainly for this purpose. And if your hardware can support a better Android version, why do you remain locked to one you don’t like?
4. Puts you in total control of your phone
Aside what I’ve been talking about that you’ve been reading, rooting an Android device also puts you in control of your phone, automate everything and unlocking certain hidden features of the device and even giving you the ability to install apps which hitherto were not compatible.
5. Backup and Restore your entire Android system
On most rooted Android phones, you can create a backup of your entire system and save it on an SD card. This is very handy if you want like to try a new ROM you wipe your phone completely and flash the new ROM. If you don’t like the new ROM, you restore from the backup to get your phone back to how it was previously.
Aside all these, you should know first-hand that rooting is not everyone’s but it can be done successfully when the instructions to root a device is carefully followed. The same rooting technique don’t apply for all devices. You can know the rooting strategy for your Android phone by going to Google and type “YOURDEVICENAME + root”. The search results provides the answers.
Another thing to note, rooting your phone voids it’s manufacturer’s warranty and rooting when no done well can damage your device permanently. In spite of that, rooting can be done successfully if the right instructions are followed.