Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ANDROID ROOTING [all you need to know]

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What is ROOT?

  • Android is based on Linux.
  • On Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems, the root user is equivalent to the Administrator user on Windows.
  • The root user has access to the entire operating system and can do anything.
  • By default, you don’t have root access to your Android device, and certain apps won’t function without root access.

Android Rooting:

  • Android 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 subsystem.
  • Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability 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.
  • Rooting is analogous to jailbreaking devices running the Apple iOS operating system.
  • 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.

Advantages:

  • Custom Software (ROM’s)
  • Custom Themes
  • Kernel, speed, and battery
  • Baseband
  • Latest Versions of Android
  • Backing up your device
  • Unlocking Additional Features

Disadvantages:

  • Bricking
  • Security

=> Rooting is not compulsory, its upto you whether you are willing to use all features of android.
=> You can always have a way back to normal state by unrooting the phone.

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