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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Sodia(m): 12:43am On Sep 28, 2017
Have you ever wondered how beneficial rooting an android phone is? Well some may say yes, i believe your answer too is affirmative.

Now let me chip this in that: Everything that has an advantage also has a disadvantage. Rooting an Android phone of course comes with many advantages, alongside i will tell you the larger the advantage the larger the disadvantage. What does this mean? Hehehe are you kidding me, just in case don't know which of course am here to brief you about is the same way you will love your phone when you root it and admire that phone perhaps because of the functionality and features you get access to when you root your android phone is 100% from my research the opposite you get which is the disadvantage. Hope am not confusing someone here. Lol, hope you are not afraid of what may have happened to your android phone? I will say if you have rooted your android phone or about to root its a choice and what matters most times is knowing about something, its good when you know exactly the disadvantages of something, like what to expect and still go into doing it, you know thats risk by its own natural definition.

So what point am i driving at, well seeing this post is to show you the pros and cons of rooting an android phone, which are the advantages and disadvantages of rooting.

Before i go into this advantages and disadvantages, i would first like to define what rooting is. Now, this is my own definition of rooting.

What is Rooting?


Rooting is a process that allows you to attain root access to the Android operating system code (the equivalent term for Apple devices id jailbreaking). It gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn't normally allow you to.

Defined in it simplest terms, hope my definition is explicitly enough. Now straight to the advantages and disadvantages of rooting an android phone.

Advantages Of Rooting An Android Phone

Though some may want to argue with me, you know, well knowledge and thoughts varies, but my advantages of rooting an android phone which I have highlighted below for sure covers all. check them out. Remember though advantages are very similar to the benefits of rooting an android phone also.

Full Control Over Android: Having total or full control of your android phone is the one thing infact number one benefit or advantage of rooting an android phone, which means you are able to decide some certain things on Android, you know take control over removal and deleting some system applications or files that may have consumed spaces, infact its more like you being the real boss of your phone and sending the messenger which is your android phone tasks to perform. Its general control over your android device.
Back Up And Restore The Whole System: Most unrooted phones may not be able to be backed up, like you running into recovery mode or using some gadgets to backup your device, when your android phone is rooted, you can do this, also restore your device, when rooted some files or applications might have been lost or missing, through rooting, you can get this back.
[b]Save Space On Your Phone:[/b]Have you heard about RAM EXPANDER? this is an android application that works on rooted devices, it manages your RAM space by adding more memory to the cache/RAM of your android phone, with this you can have more RAM allocated to your initial RAM that comes with your phone, which helps you to save more space if you agree with me. Also it helps to save ROM space, normal ROM of your phone is the phone memory right? additional ROM is the memory card or SD CARD memory as some may call it. Now there are some phones i think Tecno P9, its a tablet, on this phone it gets to a point when you can no longer install apps on your phone memory, normal system ROM, and you still have memory space on your SD Card, by rooting your android phone you can move apps installed on your phone memory to your SD card, by free up your phone memory space and having more space to add more files using an app Link To SD; but all this is only possible if your phone is rooted.
Run Special Applications:[/b]An an android user, lately you should have heard or seen apps that won't work unless your phone is rooted. They call most of them special apps, like the RAM EXPANDER and LINK TO SD apps i have mentioned above, similar apps are the same, meaning they can't work and you cannot perform such special functions unless your phone is rooted.
[b]Install Custom ROMs:[/b]What are custom roms? these are more like software, operating system, OS, of Android phones, sometimes when you cannot update your phone from a particular android version to another, you may need to get a custom rom, and this installation cannot be done except your phone is rooted.


[b]Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone

The opposite of the benefits: Well you may go into deeper thoughts on this like oppposite? really... Well its not a disadvantage like that but i just want to chip it in because something when your phone is not rooted, you don't get those benefits, but its not a disadvantage.
[b]Cannot update via OTA (Losses Warranty from Manufacturer):[/b]OTA is known as Over The Air, which is the normal way of doing system/software update.
Easily prone to Malware or Viruses from Untrusted Apps. (Not protected).
Phone may crash at anytime in the future.

Let me know what you think of this in the comment box.

Source:- http://www.safaxnet.com.ng/2017/07/pros-cons-rooting-android-phone.html

#frontpage pls @admin

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by okonja(m): 6:57am On Sep 28, 2017
Okay...but I think there are more issues to ponder on at the moment than having time to think of rooting my android.

Infact......Who rooting epp? undecided

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by RobinHez(m): 6:57am On Sep 28, 2017
Root your phone when and only when you have reason to.
And when you do... Don't look back. You can't leave freedom for slavery again. wink

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by bbsteve(m): 6:58am On Sep 28, 2017
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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by tosyne2much(m): 6:58am On Sep 28, 2017
I will not advise anyone to root his or her phone if the person is just an average android user

Rooting normally have devastating effects on some and that's why some phones begin to give you one problem or the other the moment you root them

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by maxwelloweezy(m): 7:01am On Sep 28, 2017
Good topic
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by tosyne2much(m): 7:02am On Sep 28, 2017
okonja:
Okay...but I think there are more issues to ponder on at the moment than having time to think of rooting my android.

Infact......Who rooting epp? undecided
I wanted to root my phone last year so that I will be able to use those fascinating fonts but then, I had a second thought and I gave up on it
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Emeka71(m): 7:02am On Sep 28, 2017
To me; therr is nothing good about rooting an android phone.

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by nnamdismart25(m): 7:03am On Sep 28, 2017
ok
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by okonja(m): 7:04am On Sep 28, 2017
tosyne2much:
I wanted to root my phone last year so that I will be able to use those fascinating fonts but then, I had a second thought and I gave up on it


Aswear, aside the default apps that comes with android...other apps I care for are my mobile banking apps, uber app and candy crush..Keeps me busy from contributing to unnecessary conversation most times. cool

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by ITbomb(m): 7:06am On Sep 28, 2017
Emeka71:
To me; therr is nothing good about rooting an android phone.
Imagine your phone came with 8gb internal memory, but what is available is just 3gb and you have lots of carry come apps which you don't need

The only thing that can help you remove those carry come system app is ROOTING before you can use another app to move them to memory card

See how: http://www.ityunit.com/2015/06/how-to-uninstall-system-apps-or-built.html
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by tosyne2much(m): 7:06am On Sep 28, 2017
okonja:


Aswear, aside the default apps that comes with android...other apps I care for are my mobile banking apps, uber app and candy crush..Keeps me busy from contributing to unnecessary conversation most times. cool
Like I said earlier l, you put some phones in obscurity the moment you root them
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by WizAkzy: 7:07am On Sep 28, 2017
We are tired of seeing these topics on front page.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Luisema4luv(m): 7:11am On Sep 28, 2017
okonja:


Aswear, aside the default apps that comes with android...other apps I care for are my mobile banking apps, uber app and candy crush..Keeps me busy from contributing to unnecessary conversation most times. cool

Abeg wich level u dy 4 candy crush grin
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Penboy(m): 7:13am On Sep 28, 2017
Abeg is Alcatel pixi 7 safe for rooting? I no wan crash o
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by RapportNaija(m): 7:16am On Sep 28, 2017
Why do you need to root phone?

Anyways, see the Top 5 Android Internet Browsers That Are Super Fast
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Naijjablog(m): 7:16am On Sep 28, 2017
All the disadvantages Na wash..
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by mmafhew(m): 7:16am On Sep 28, 2017
Nigeria
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by EMMAUGOH(m): 7:17am On Sep 28, 2017
Bb
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by tosyne2much(m): 7:21am On Sep 28, 2017
Penboy:
Abeg is Alcatel pixi 7 safe for rooting? I no wan crash o
Everything na risk bro cheesy
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olarwarleh(m): 7:22am On Sep 28, 2017
I rooted my phone so i could use lucky patcher,you know now all these games
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by bnanzip(m): 7:26am On Sep 28, 2017
How special is Candy Crush that people disturb me with it?
@ okonja
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by theophorus(m): 7:27am On Sep 28, 2017
Please I need more details on what I should do after rooting.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by donMIG(m): 7:28am On Sep 28, 2017
My infinix hot not is ROOTED I repeat ROOTED!
4 how long?
2years
Any issues?
NONE!
advice to pple
Root only if u have an app u desperately want to use if not carry ur tin jeje dei use
I rooted mine because of ifont app
Its giving me joy!

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by seunlayi(m): 7:30am On Sep 28, 2017
Rooting is a must
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by tayo60(f): 7:31am On Sep 28, 2017
Good post. Thank you for the information. I didn't know what rooting means before, but now I know.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Nobody: 7:31am On Sep 28, 2017
[quote author=okonja post=60899927]Okay...but I think there are more issues to ponder on at the moment than having time to think of rooting my android.

Infact......Who rooting epp? :-

ME
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by samintegrity(m): 7:34am On Sep 28, 2017
There is more to this op.. Though I stopped rooting my android phone cos of my personal experience but then different strokes for different folks... Why not check out other Benefits and disadvantages of rooting / jailbreaking my phone
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by chibike69: 7:35am On Sep 28, 2017
i root my phone because

1. To disable those yeye android adverts
2. To customize my phone to my test

3. To hack my school wifi so that only me go use am
see speed (30 MB/s).
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Nobody: 7:35am On Sep 28, 2017
abeg cold dey...
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Penboy(m): 7:42am On Sep 28, 2017
tosyne2much:
Everything na risk bro cheesy
Abeg which app dey alright to use root?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Sunkyphil(m): 7:45am On Sep 28, 2017
It was before when fbt was in in abundance datvi fancies rooting but now i dread it

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