Android Rooting

What is Android Rooting and its Advantages or Disadvantages?

Android rooting logoWhen we buy any phone, what are the things which we look for looks, application support, speed and of late the ROM too? Today we will know why it is becoming a necessity to root your swanky new phone, what are the benefits, advantages and also disadvantages of rooting. Rooting may sometimes be dangerous for your phone if not done properly; it can even make your device not usable which is just a word of caution. So, lets check it out, what is rooting?

What is rooting?
Rooting basically provides you the admin rights which allows you to gain access to the read only files which you are generally not allowed to edit. So, if you know Linux and you know what you are doing then you can just do anything in your phone, right from changing the user interface to unlocking the new level of potential, you can just do anything. This makes a great sense rather to a developer than a normal person. This is the most sensitive thing as when you are applying some changes to your phone keep in mind that they are correct as even a bit of a wrong can make turn your great phone to a brick, i mean useless.

ROM MANAGER

What are the advantages?

The list of top 5 advantages is that if you are a developer, you can customize the user interface of your Android phone, with tools like cyanogen you can boost up the overall phone’s performance but that’s again quite a risky thing, you can also easily tether your Wi Fi or blue tooth with android’s Wi-Fi tether, you can also modify the on screen key board as its original on screen keyboard has some issues. There’s also an unofficial multi touch support on G1 which one can enable via rooting. Adding to the list, one can also unlock the bonus apps and can use widgets of other build.

Advantage ROM: Once you have cracked the boot loader and entered the root access, you can now install custom software into your android phone. Basically ROM stores your Operating system of the device. This is the place if any updates are received by your Android device then it gets stored here in ROM. You can also install the applications, like in Ultimate Droid handset a bugless beast v0.4 has been installed which is of Froyo build, its only possible by rooting. There are also several tools like ROM manager which helps make process of flashing of your phone much more easier than it looks to be.

ROM MANAGER RECOVERY

Advantage Custom themes: the ultimate droid handset which we were just discussing about can also be loaded with new theme packages by using installers like meta morph or even by using SDK packages or also with ABD shell. Below, you can see that the first image the black notification bar and different dock icons on the bottom whereas the second picture is of a vanilla install of the Bug less beast v0.4 in which custom made icons have been installed with an all new battery symbol.

customized droid theme

With so many advantages, there are disadvantages too,with android recovery tools like Nandroid and more, there’s not more you can recover things if anything goes wrong which in short makes things difficult as in an extreme it can make your phone unusable too.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jak

    May 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Nella,

    i want to ask about my m7206 superpad (android 2.3, 4GB and 256 Ram). I just bought this tab, it have 4gb hard disk, when i check the storage use, it state internal storage (123MB used, 381MB free), SD Card (6.6MB used, 2.3GB free). However, when i want to install apps, it state unsuccessful due to insufficient memory.

    I check apps under internal storage like fish game, but when i lokk at the details there is no option to ‘move to sd card’ . The ‘move to SD Card’ button didn’t appear (not greyed, but there is no button at all).

    I’ve tried plug 8GB memory card. It detected as external storage. but I can’t still install or move any apps to SD Card.

    Hope that you can help me.

    Thanks

    • Jak

      May 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      if i root my tab, can i set it to install directly to internal SD Card (that 2.3GB free).

      Thanks.

  2. Ranga

    March 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    how can i update samsung s wifi 5.0 it will hanged when i use wifi…

  3. ryan

    April 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    why since ai rooted my galaxy tab,why cant type any password in my mobile,but i can write my usernam and only password cant?hope you can help thru this,tnhk you so godbles

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 5, 2011 at 6:08 am

      @ryan hi, i would like to know here like after what it started to behave like this, like after rooting or after the fw update?

  4. marwerno

    January 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    3 Lines of Disadvantages (which are wrapped in advantages as well)?
    I would like to find out what happens with the default apps that came with my provider? Can I recover them after using? Will they still work???
    More details of disadvantages (as stated in the title!) wold be really nice.

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