With the enormous speed of Android upgrades of features and applications being released today, many Android owners’ loves to root their devices in order to get the most out of it. The purpose behind rooting Android device is to give the user access to manhandle the core system files of their Android devices so that they can setup the device and run applications on it which might not be a possibility in an unrooted mode. But alas! There are both pros and cons of rooting Android device so I would first like to introduce to you both of them so you can decide better whether you want a rooted Android phone or an unrooted one.
The Pros of Rooting Android Device
- Create customized themes of your own accord.
- Execute exclusive applications that won’t run in an unrooted mode.
- Develop custom ROMs that will empower your device for many features and even upgrades which your device won’t support in unrooted mode.
- Clean up your Android’s internal space by moving files to an SD card.
- While these were some of the major benefits one may get by rooting Android device, let’s take a brief look at the pitfalls of rooting as well.
The Cons of Rooting Android Device
- Your Android device’s warranty will be completely void if you root your phone.
- Your Android smartphone may overcloak heavily and it will eventually broke down because of overheating.
- Your Android phone might become dead or bricked. This happens when too much of the phones settings become conflicted with each other. Although, the phone can be unbricked in case if it ever become dead.
- Your Android phone may well become defenseless against several malwares and viruses attacks due to the installation of malicious and untrusted applications.
So, if you have considered both scenarios reasonably in your mind as of yet and still wants to learn rooting Android device then carry on reading further please.
Steps for Rooting Android Device
- Download and install unlock-root utility from their website on your PC. Among the three versions listed there, choose Unlock Root Pro Free and download.
- Now install the USB driver for your Android phone. This in most cases is done automatically in Windows 7 or above when you connect the device but if it won’t, go to your device’s manufacturer’s site and download/install the driver in your Windows.
- Enable the USB debugging mode on your Android phone. In case you own a Samsung galaxy S3 (which has a different option for this), go to settings -> Developer options, and check on “USB Debugging Mode”.
Now connect your phone to PC via USB data cable.
- Launch the Unlock Root software and wait for it to get the model information of your phone which it will do by connecting to its server (internet required).
- After few seconds as the list appears in front of you, select the model and make of your phone from the list and click on “Root” to launch the rooting procedure.
- After a while when the rooting process of your Android phone will be done, a message will display saying the procedure of rooting has been successfully completed.
- Finally, restart your handset and there you will have your Android device rooting done successfully as the changes will appear in your phone’s behavior and interface.
So, by doing these steps rooting Android device will be the easiest of the matters for you. However, I still recommend that only initiate rooting procedure once you completely understands the benefits and disadvantages of this technique because once done it cannot be reverted in any way possible. Proceed at your own will then.