Essentially, Google produces the software that runs almost every other
mobile phone besides Apple’s iPhone. There are also some popular Android
tablets as well. Android is a Linux-based software system, and similar
to Linux, is free and open source software. This means that other
companies can use the Android operating system developed by Google and
use it in their mobile devices (more on that later).
The future of
this operating system is limitless. Google has the futuristic ambition
and the funds to take Android to unprecedented heights. In many areas —
such as predicting what users will do next (for instance, Google Now
knows that in the morning you’re getting ready for work and will tell
you about the traffic) — they’ve already surpassed Apple.
Android has already posted some
impressive figures that show that Android has become the number one
mobile operating system in a number of areas. As of May 2013, 900
million Android devices had been activated. Also, as of the Q4 2012,
Android owned 52 percent of the U.S. mobile market share and an
astounding 70 percent globally. Obviously, these numbers fluctuate
regularly, but Android has had a dominance in the worldwide global
market share for quite some time now.
If you’ve done any Internet searching on
the topic of Android, you’ve most likely run across either forums or
articles discussing “rooting” your Android phone. While this article is
not intended to show you how to root your phone nor to convince you to
or not to root, it is intended to provide an impartial summary of the
advantages and disadvantages of rooting an android phone.
What is Rooting???
The Android phone that you have learned
to love and enjoy is running an operating system that was designed for
commercial and private use. Like most any operating system, several
features have been disabled, either for future use or to prevent the
casual user from causing permanent damage to the operating system.
“Rooting” is the process in which the
limitations are removed and full-access is allowed. Once rooted, the
Android phone owner will have more control over many settings, features
and performance of their phone. Basically, “rooting” means to get to the
root of the operating system and to have the ability to make global
Advantages of Rooting:
1.Run Special Applications
that require root access on your phone. When compared to regular
applications, root applications provide more features.
2.Free Internal Storage
People who have low internal memory can transfer any application from
internal memory to SD card after rooting their phone. There are some
applications that provide the option by default. But if you want to
force move an app by creating a symlink, you must use an app that only works on a rooted phone.
3.The Latest OS Updates
Once you’re rooted, you just have to find the OS version you want
(optimized for your specific device), and it’s generally extremely easy
to install the latest and greatest.
4.Speed/Battery Life Boosts
Rooting allows you to install customized kernels (the software that
enables the OS to talk to the hardware, basically) that are optimized
differently. Some are made for low-power consumption, and some are built
for speed. You can also use an app like Set CPU, which enables you to overclock or underclock your phone’s processor, and set rules for usage.
Once rooted you can go way, way deeper. Grab an app called Titanium Backup. Not only can it back up all of your apps, but it can back up all of the information stored in those apps.
6.Remove all the bloat ware
By rooting your android
you can remove unnecessary application which eats up your phone memory.
You can remove inbuilt application and make your phone much more
7.Much More Safety
In the play store you have two
paid android antivirus application, rooting makes your phone safer. You
can use many antivirus that are provided by third party helping you to
know more about your device safety.
Disadvantages of Rooting :
Rooting immediately voids phone’s
warranty status. Once user root his/her phone the warrant provided by
the phone company is completely voided. So, please don’t try to root you
android phone when in warrant because when we root our phone these is
probability of bricking of phone which is described below.
your Android device is the risk of “bricking”. Bricking of device means
screwing up of phone software so badly that phone can no longer able to
perform its function and phone becomes as unusable as brick. As warranty
is also voided with rooting then you have to purchase new device.
There is an additional risk of
unknowingly installing malicious software when you try to root your
Android device. As the software provided to us are main by different
developers then can install different unwanted programs to you phone
keeping you unknown of that. Although malicious software on the rooted
phone has not really been a problem yet but it can be in future.
Though the intention of “rooting” of
mobile phone is to enhance the performance of Android device. Many times
user had found that there device had lost both performance speed as
well as features. Remember that when you “root” your Android phone, you
are making changes to the stock OS.
So, you’ve been acquainted and warned. If you think that rooting the
phone to run special applications and custom ROM is worth is, go ahead.
If you think it’s not worth the hassle, stay put. At the end of the day,
it’s depends on your usage and what you want your phone to do for you.
Of course, proceeding with caution no matter how great an expert you
think you are is always advisable.
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