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TOP 12 REASONS TO ROOT AN ANDROID DEVICE

Android is a software stack for mobile device that includes an operating system, middle ware and key applications. Android main focus is on security of the mobiles. So some of the features are blocked from accessed by users. Rooting of your Android device provides you extra permissions to get through the mobile and can do anything to any file or folder in the system. Of course it is dangerous, if it is wrongly executed. If it is successfully done then you can play with your mobile in and out. Here are 12 top reasons which are making users attractive towards Rooting of their Android device. Let us see......          


12 Reasons to Root an Android Device:

1. REMOVE PREINSTALLED CRUDWARE:

As you know that every Android smart phone arrives into market with preinstalled software’s and applications. Some of them are really useful for smooth functioning of Android smart phone but some are not really necessary. Apps and software’s of that kind may drain battery and waste space. These type of useless apps can be uninstalled only after rooting Android device. To determine which preinstalled apps are useless, first freeze those apps and check whether your Android device is functioning normally or not. Then uninstall those useless preinstalled apps which will free up space and save battery. you can not uninstall these kind off apps unless you root your Android device.

2.  PRESERVE YOUR PHONE's BATTERY LIFE: 

 
As the performance of the phone increases then the battery life of the phone gradually decreases. Although there are many apps which will boost up the battery of the smart phone. Some of the most powerful power saving apps is not compatible with the original versions of some Android mobiles. For those smart phones it is necessary to Root. There are some apps available in Android store, which will hibernate apps which are not in use.

3. OVERCLOCK TO HIKE PHONES SPEED:


 Over clocking of Android smart phone is nothing but making microprocessor of your Android device to run faster than ever before. Over clocking also increases the speed of hardware components of the mobile. This over clocking can be gained by apps without rooting, but the matter is if you over clock your smart phone without rooting it may drain you mobile's battery faster. There are several root only apps available in Android market which can over clock and also decrease the battery drain. Some of those apps are SETCPU and others.

4. TO INSTALL CUSTOM ROM:

ROM which is present in your Android mobile by default is called as the Stock ROM. But mobile companies modify this stock version of ROM to make their products unique from others. ROM which is customized or developed from original source code of Android and differs from it in features and looks is called Custom ROM. These custom ROMs are not developed by Google or any mobile vendors. But developed and maintained by contributors. Custom ROM can install in an Android mobile only after Rooting. Custom ROM allows user to gain Root access. Custom ROM adds new features, and changes the look of your smart phone. 

Some of the custom ROMs are : " Cyanogenmod, AOKP, Eurostank".

5. ACCESS BLOCKED FEATURES AND INSTALL INCOMPATIBLE APPS:

Some of the features of Android mobiles and tablets are hidden from access to the user for some security reasons. By Rooting you can explore dark corners of Android and can access all Blocked and Hidden features by the Carriers. There are certain apps available in Android market which is not compatible with all the versions of Android. Once you are done with successful Rooting, then you can install hundreds and thousands of useful apps where other normal Android users can not access. Rooting will change the Administrator privileges and makes them favourable to user.

6.  TO HAVE SCREENSHOTS:

Android versions before Ice Cream Sandwich[ICS] is not equipped with the ability to take screenshots with the mobiles. But few devices include it as an added feature. If you want to have screenshot taking feature to your mobile you must wait until your mobile vendor release ICS update to your mobile or you need to buy a new Android mobile. But if you root your Android mobile you can get screenshot feature by installing some screenshot apps in your mobile.

Some of them are: "Screenshot easy etc,

7. TO BACKUP YOUR PHONE:


 If your Android device is not rooted, then you can back up things like Apps and data but you cannot be able to backup system apps and data. Back up will help you to restore your mobile to the original stock ROM. At that time if you are having back up of data then it makes easy to restore. On ordinary phones you can only backup "surface data", but on Rooted phone you can backup everything of your phone by using some of the software’s like "titanium backup" which will create full backup's. This will help if anything goes wrong.

8. TO GET LATEST UPDATES:


 Users of Android device feel frustrated if Android announces any new version but their devices are not getting that upgraded versions. Bit in case if your mobile phone is rooted you can get the latest updated version of Android. You can get that update from group of developers who port the latest the version. 

One of the best sources for latest version of Android for your rooted device is "XDA Forum".

9. EXTERMINATE CARRIER IQ:


 Carrier IQ is a private mobile software company which is providing diagnostic analysis of smart phone to the networks via the installation of software’s on user phone. As per stats this software is deployed in more than 150million devices all over the world. This IQ collects all the information about the working of smart phone and submit it to MSIP. This collection of information hurts some people. For them this software can be removed only after rooting of their Android device.

10. PROVIDE MORE VISUAL CUSTOMIZATION:

Although the non-rooted Android mobiles provide lots of visual customization options. Rooted mobiles will help you to have number font designs and can play with those fonts. Rooted Android mobile phones will provide high screen quality than non rooted mobiles. Number themes and wallpapers can be applied to the Rooted Android mobiles which gives you a new look of your mobile.

11. Wi-Fi AND BLUETOOTH TETHERING:

Tethering means sharing Internet connection of an Internet-capable mobile or tablet with other devices. This sharing can be done over Wi-Fi or USB or BLUETOOTH. Wi-Fi and USB tethering is disabled in some of the Android devices and Bluetooth tethering is not possible in any case. But one can enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tethering in any Android devices by only rooting that device.

12. TO COMPLETELY OWN YOUR MOBILE:

Some people Root their Android mobile for just knowing what it is. But some people want to know what it is capable of and what it is. They want explore each and every corner of their mobile. So that they can completely own their mobiles. Hence, Rooting helps you to completely own your mobile.

Like a coin, advantages of Rooting are only one side but disadvantages are other side of the coin. Rooting can void warranty of your handset and unsuccessful rooting can brick your mobile. Be careful while rooting your Android mobile.

If there are any other reasons to root Android device, please comment below. If you have any queries feel free to comment below. I will respond to your queries as soon as possible.  

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