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    What is rooting of a android phone?


    What does rooting an Android mean? What benefits would you get on rooting your Android phone? Our experts will guide you on the steps involved.

    Today Android is one of the most widely used OS in any smartphone or devices. There are various themes and interfaces are available according to the user's choice. I heard of a word called Rooting of an Android device that gives more features than the existing one. Is it true? What is the rooting process of an Android device? How to do rooting of an Android smartphone?
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    Rooting of a device means getting the root access which means that you get the developer mode activated for the device. After rooting a device you get the access to make changes in the codes. And moreover you can add additional features if you want which the manufacturer didn't possibly add into it. Rooting term is generally used in android devices while we have similar analogy for Apple devices know as Jailbreaking. Rooting is something similar to Administrative privilages.

    Some of the features of the rooted device is:

    Titanium Backup: Using this feature you can permanently delete or hide any app which you are using in your device. For an instance, if you try to delete gmail app from your device in android, your device won't allow you to do it if it is not rooted. The manufacturer will impose restrictions to do it.

    Important Note: If you are not very sure about this, please don't root because chances are you may accidentally delete or do something which may be irreplaceable. So take utmost care before rooting. It will void your device's warranty as well, so never root the new device.

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    Rooting is basically to unlock the device and control on everything. This gives us privilege to do those things which are forbidden for a common user in normal mode.

    Some of the actions which can be done in rooting mode is to install unapproved apps, delete unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, select the optional processor speed and customize other such things. In fact you become a developer in rooting mode.

    Rooting is to be done with care because there is always a danger of committing a mistake and then there is no 'undo' there.

    There are some apps available for rooting but their compatibility with the devices is to be seen. These apps are not available in Google play store so their reliability and authenticity is also a question. One such app is KingoRoot.

    It is advisable to use such apps by installing their window version in laptop and then use with android phone in USB debugging mode.

    Knowledge is power.


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