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Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by samex4rill(m): 7:25am On Feb 13, 2015
There is nothing good that doesn't have its disadvantages so does rooting your Android smartphone no matter the various advantages you could get by rooting you also have to be careful and consider its disadvantages.
Though the main and most disadvantages of rooting your andriod phones is generally not more than 2 and it will be explained below.

1) Your Phone Might Stop Working (BRicked) :- Bricking a phone simply means killing your phone, hereby it fails to boot nor power on and no button seems to function.
There are literally 2 types of bricks which are
* Soft Brick :- in soft brick your device will not power on but will get stucked at boot or it may just boot and then get stucked and reboot again, then it keeps repeating the process.
* Hard Brick :- Hard bricking is when your device wont even boot nor power on at all. And sometimes the power on button wont even have any booting effect at all and your device wont respond to booting.

I'm not trying to break your moral or scare you away here but I'm just trying to make you understand that

With great Power comes great Responsibility

Rooting your andriod smartphone gives you great power and privileges over your phone but you must be very and extra careful during the root process.
Nothing get an andriod phone bricked than a mis-done rooting method or skipping steps during rooting or also using corrupted files. So pls be careful while rooting your andriod device.

2) Your Phone's Warranty Becomes Void :- If you just gotten your phone and it comes with warranty I want you to know that rooting your phone is going to break and void that warranty and if your device develop any software or hardware issue and since your device is rooted and warranty is void the manufacturer may not cover the damages. And you might have to pay for the services from the manufacturer.
So be extra careful while rooting your phone.
As for me this disadvantages didn't stop me from ever rooting my phone what about you?


source
http://www.samex4rill.com/2015/02/disadvantages-of-rooting-your-android.html

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Joshkid(m): 7:26am On Feb 13, 2015
samex4rill:
this topic is just an excerpt and summary of the full post written at http://www.samex4rill.com/2015/02/disadvantages-of-rooting-your-android.html so check there to understand and read more

there is nothing good that doesn't have its disadvantages so does rooting your Android smartphone no matter the various advantages you could get by rooting you also have to be careful and consider its disadvantages.
Though the main and most disadvantages of rooting your andriod phones is generally not more than 2 and it will be explained below.
1) Your Phone Might Stop Working (BRicked)
2) Your Phone's Warranty Becomes Void
mtcheeew!...

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Collinz2(m): 7:46am On Feb 13, 2015
Hahaha
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Baroba(m): 8:47am On Feb 13, 2015
Reflash back to stock, unroot, relock boot loader if you ever need to return your phone for refund, exchange or repair.. I have done it on my Nexus 5, voiding warranty is now a cheap excuse not to root..

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by dharay99: 9:35am On Feb 13, 2015
Abeg, Hw can I root my stubborn phone jare...?

#tried all apps.

*modified*
So this shiiiiit made fp.? I no go gree sha, I must root my device.

Pls help.!!!

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Daraplato(m): 10:14am On Feb 13, 2015
Sorry, but you sound like someone that has little knowledge about this rooting ish. Rooting gives unlimited access to your phone. Nothing less.

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by umarfantami(m): 10:27am On Feb 13, 2015
Baroba:
Reflash back to stock, unroot, relock boot loader if you ever need to return your phone for refund, exchange or repair.. I have done it on my Nexus 5, voiding warranty is now a cheap excuse not to root..
pls how would I g0 about rooting gionee m3

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by umarfantami(m): 10:31am On Feb 13, 2015
Baroba:
Reflash back to stock, unroot, relock boot loader if you ever need to return your phone for refund, exchange or repair.. I have done it on my Nexus 5, voiding warranty is now a cheap excuse not to root..
pls how would I g0 about rooting gionee m3 and flashing acustom rom
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by samex4rill(m): 11:15am On Feb 13, 2015
dharay99:
Abeg, Hw can I root my stubborn phone jare...?

#tried all apps.
what's your phone type
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by samex4rill(m): 11:18am On Feb 13, 2015
Daraplato:
Sorry, but you sound like someone that has little knowledge about this rooting ish. Rooting gives unlimited access to your phone. Nothing less.
yap but still we have to let guys know what they are doing
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Baroba(m): 11:36am On Feb 13, 2015
samex4rill:
yap but still we have to let guys know what they are doing

Bro, thanks for sharing... Even those well versed in rooting and modding have bricked devices rooting and messing around with ROMs.

Flash the wrong image on your phone and you might be stuck with a dead paper weight.

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Baroba(m): 11:40am On Feb 13, 2015
umarfantami:
pls how would I g0 about rooting gionee m3 and flashing acustom rom

Use iroot app, once rooted it will install kinguser super SU app, verify root by checking with root checker.
http://www.mgyun.com/m/en

If you want to tinker your phone, go to XDA forum, their quite a few guys especially from India developing for these Chinese OEMs..especially if you are interested in custom ROMs.
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by lordraiden(m): 11:44am On Feb 13, 2015
I rooted sm ones tecn n3 for him.d nxt day his mem card got corrupt n he held mi responsible for dat afta tellin mi "guy i tink i told u rootin spoils fone" i jst formatted his mem card nd copied his files bck for him frm my pc bck

wat am i saying:wat u dnt knw is biga dan u,op doesnt knw d importance or meaning of rootin like my frend

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by lordraiden(m): 11:47am On Feb 13, 2015
Pls i want to learn about dis custom rom nd hw to use it,any body willing to help

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Baroba(m): 11:51am On Feb 13, 2015
lordraiden:
I rooted sm ones tecn n3 for him.d nxt day his mem card got corrupt n he held mi responsible for dat afta tellin mi "guy i tink i told u rootin spoils fone" i jst formatted his mem card nd copied his files bck for him frm my pc bck
wat am i saying:wat u dnt knw is biga dan u,op doesnt knw d importance or meaning of rootin like my frend

Rooting and flashing roms comes with risk, its the first disclaimer you see on XDA forums, you are basically going in deep where google don't want you to.. I warn everyone am rooting a device for what the consequences are.. Stick to XDA, no guarantees but I find them reputable..
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by lordraiden(m): 11:57am On Feb 13, 2015
Baroba:


Rooting and flashing roms comes with risk, its the first disclaimer you see on XDA forums, you are basically going in deep where google don't want you to.. I warn everyone am rooting a device for what the consequences are.. Stick to XDA, no guarantees but I find them reputable..
dats true sha i forget d disclaimer part which should b d first,bt as far as i knw rooting n3 shouldnt cause d memcard corrupt nd it was nt in d fone self at d time of rootin,dat my frend actually crashed him mc nt me
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by dharay99: 12:22pm On Feb 13, 2015
samex4rill:
what's your phone type

Na one xbo v5 o.

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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by fayemisuccess(m): 1:17pm On Feb 13, 2015
COOL

Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by girl4rmspace(f): 2:54pm On Feb 13, 2015
Baroba:
Reflash back to stock, unroot, relock boot loader if you ever need to return your phone for refund, exchange or repair.. I have done it on my Nexus 5, voiding warranty is now a cheap excuse not to root..
hmmmmn u must b really good with gadgets
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by samex4rill(m): 3:01pm On Feb 13, 2015
Baroba:


Bro, thanks for sharing... Even those well versed in rooting and modding have bricked devices rooting and messing around with ROMs.

Flash the wrong image on your phone and you might be stuck with a dead paper weight.
happened to me recently
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by samex4rill(m): 3:02pm On Feb 13, 2015
dharay99:


Na one xbo v5 o.
is that also an andriod phone?
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by izu777: 3:30pm On Feb 13, 2015
ok
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by dharyour93(m): 3:30pm On Feb 13, 2015
Okay are these the only disadvantages? I've been looking for something like this. Can someone please highlight the advantages?
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by meshacha1: 3:31pm On Feb 13, 2015
I hate rooting my phone in the first place.
Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Gbolask24(m): 3:31pm On Feb 13, 2015
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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by DanWrites(m): 3:32pm On Feb 13, 2015
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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by drey076(m): 3:32pm On Feb 13, 2015
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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Sierraloaded: 3:34pm On Feb 13, 2015
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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by Edwardhead(m): 3:36pm On Feb 13, 2015
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Re: Bad Things About Rooting Your Phone (disadvantages) by adora4u1: 3:37pm On Feb 13, 2015
OP, you for first explain "rooting" na?

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