Many of you are definitely aware of Android OS from Google. Its a very popular & smart OS for the phones. Old OS like iOS, Symbian etc do not allow to user to fully control their phone’s os in any way, by this there are some limitations to the OS which they don’t want you to put in your control or give access but Android has it. Android allowed users to use their OS as they want it. The process is named as “Root”.
Ok now you are thinking “What is Rooting, Why should I root my Android device?” These are common questions that I get asked quite often. . So here we go, “Rooting” your device means obtaining “superuser” rights and permissions to your Android’s software. With these elevated user privileges, you gain the ability to load custom (ROM’s), install custom themes, increase performance, increase battery life, and the ability to install software that would otherwise cost extra money (ex: WiFi tethering). Rooting is essentially “hacking” your Android device. In the iPhone world, this would be the equivalent to “Jailbreaking” your phone.
Rooting your phone does come with some risks, the most notable risk is that you will void any warranty that you have on your device. However you may be able to find the stock rom for your device in which case you can reverse the rooting and make your phone stock again. You may have difficulty finding the stock ROM for your device, it all depends on your device, but it’s something worth finding before you do root.
Other then the voiding your warranty, there isn’t that much risk involved. There have been some users on Android Forums that have run into problems, bricking your device is a possibility if a freak accident occurs while flashing archives. You should however not run into any problems, most users report the process as being a painless easy process.
Rooting your device can be a fun process, giving you the freedom and control to take your phone to a whole new level of function.
If you are interested to Root your gadget or un-root your device to stock, the XDA Developer Forums is the best place to start. I will post exact simple methods of rooting Android phone models with complete procedures & apps next time. Stay tuned.