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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ROOTING

If you own an Android device then I am sure that have already come across the term rooting. Yes, nowadays rooting is not a big deal, but many of the Android users have no enough idea about rooting. This post is meant for those beginners.

What you mean by Rooting?
Simply rooting is the process to get access to the root system so that one can change system settings and applications.

Here's what Wikipedia tells about rooting:
Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones,tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's sub-system. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices. Thus, rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system."

Hence, rooting is the door to freedom to exploit your Android platform. You can customize your device as you wish. If you are thinking about rooting your Android device then just be aware about the advantages and disadvantages of rooting your Android phone or tablet.

Advantages:
1. Free up your internal memory. Yes, you can move any apps to memory card by rooting your device. Thus you can get abundant internal memory.
2. Ability to use any version of Android OS. By rooting your Android device you can install custom ROM to get even the latest version of Android.
3. Customize ROM. You can customize ROM so that you can take advantage of various software and hardware improvements.
4. Run special apps. Yes, there are certain apps which require rooted device because they need the root access and by rooting your Android phone you can install those highly useful apps.

Disadvantages:
1. Rooting will void warranty of your Android device. Hence, if you are worried about warranty then try rooting only after the warranty period.
2. Rooting is a complex process. Even though rooting is common, it needs care and concentration. Wrong steps during rooting may kill your device.

I hope this blog post will give you positive and negative effects of rooting. You can check more Android tricks and tips here.