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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Tonyosas101(m): 7:46am On Sep 28, 2017
This sh!t was on fp few weeks ago
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by ak22(m): 7:59am On Sep 28, 2017
Sodia:
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

Please how can I root my HTC 802d . And hope I will not loose any app during the rooting unless I deleted them ?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by alt3r3g0: 8:16am On Sep 28, 2017
Tonyosas101:
This sh!t was on fp free weeks ago
You are right!

I wonder why this topic keeps getting recycled ffs!
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Gkemz(m): 8:18am On Sep 28, 2017
The dangers of rooting an android device is greater than the advantages though u got to enjoy unlimited access but at a huge cost of bricking ur device.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by steam74: 8:19am On Sep 28, 2017
Rooting does not make your phone easily prone to malware. Rather it gives them higher privileges if your phone gets infected.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by tosyne2much(m): 8:26am On Sep 28, 2017
Penboy:

Abeg which app dey alright to use root?
I no too know about rooting but e be like say na Kingroot
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by rexandyke(m): 8:37am On Sep 28, 2017
Op nice try I swear
i found an article that explained this concept better www.andyke.com/2015/04/android-rooting-about-merits-and.html?m=1
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 8:48am On Sep 28, 2017
Without root privilege how will I disable those disgusting pop-up adds, uninstall some useless system apps and also hack some games
I love rooting soooo much.
.
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As far as am enjoying my objectives of rooting, I wont bother myself about the disadvantages.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by wale0911: 8:50am On Sep 28, 2017
This topic/post keeps coming up every now and then. My position has always, rooting is for techie (only). And, if you're a techie, the word disadvantages of rooting is non existent!
As expensive as my galaxy note is, the first thing I did after unboxing was to root it!

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by XtianXander(m): 8:52am On Sep 28, 2017
olarwarleh:
I rooted my phone so i could use lucky patcher,you know now all these games
I'm using Lucky Patcher without rooting my phone...
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 8:55am On Sep 28, 2017
ak22:


Please how can I root my HTC 802d . And hope I will not loose any app during the rooting unless I deleted them ?
Use Kingroot, the apk method or the Pc and if it fail root it try SuperSU.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 9:00am On Sep 28, 2017
XtianXander:
I'm using Lucky Patcher without rooting my phone...
But you cant enjoy it, because you cant use busybox{which is very useful for luckypatcher} without rooting.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Daviestunech(m): 9:04am On Sep 28, 2017
Root your phone ND start hacking wifi anyhow in any place..






I need person to guild me on how to root infinx hot4
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 9:09am On Sep 28, 2017
Daviestunech:
Root your phone ND start hacking wifi anyhow in any place..






I need person to guild me on how to root infinx hot4
Whats the android version?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by UncleDeeee(m): 9:18am On Sep 28, 2017
chibike69:
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).


How did you hack the WiFi? Please help a brother
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by XtianXander(m): 9:18am On Sep 28, 2017
olamitiwale:
But you cant enjoy it, because you cant use busybox{which is very useful for luckypatcher} without rooting.
I hvnt heard of dis busybox. Wot z its function?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by refreshrate: 9:19am 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

Exactly! People are getting concerned about the pricing of avocado this one is going on about rooting.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by refreshrate: 9:21am On Sep 28, 2017
tosyne2much:
I no too know about rooting but e be like say na Kingroot

Na yam?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by ak22(m): 9:36am On Sep 28, 2017
olamitiwale:
Use Kingroot, the apk method or the Pc and if it fail root it try SuperSU.


Can do it myself?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 9:50am On Sep 28, 2017
XtianXander:
I hvnt heard of dis busybox. Wot z its function?
Some apps require busybox to perform advance operations.
Some apps get inbuilt busybox, while you have to download it for some.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 9:53am On Sep 28, 2017
ak22:

Can do it myself?
Sure!...... but at your own risk o!
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Daviestunech(m): 10:28am On Sep 28, 2017
olamitiwale:
Whats the android version?

Android 6.0
Infinix hot4 lite precisely
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by ak22(m): 11:18am On Sep 28, 2017
olamitiwale:
Sure!...... but at your own risk o!

Who else then?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 12:02pm On Sep 28, 2017
ak22:

Who else then?
if you get pesin wey sabi rooting well, you fill ask am help you.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by olamitiwale(m): 12:06pm On Sep 28, 2017
Daviestunech:


Android 6.0
Infinix hot4 lite precisely
Try kingroot, the pc method and if it doest work use superSU
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by vanchic: 12:19pm On Sep 28, 2017
i want to root my gionee PLS. who will help me. am in lagos
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Daviestunech(m): 12:45pm On Sep 28, 2017
olamitiwale:
Try kingroot, the pc method and if it doest work use superSU
If u can guide me step by step,u can drop ur Watsapp numba
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by dreposh(m): 1:17pm On Sep 28, 2017
please do I need to have memory card on my phone before I root it ? cos since av been trying to root my hot note but its not working (with king root mobile version )
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by phiszo(m): 3:24pm On Sep 28, 2017
No longer useful.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Prudent200: 4:07pm On Sep 28, 2017
XtianXander:
I'm using Lucky Patcher without rooting my phone...
big lie
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rooting An Android Phone by Prudent200: 4:08pm On Sep 28, 2017
Daviestunech:
Root your phone ND start hacking wifi anyhow in any place..






I need person to guild me on how to root infinx hot4
me too am using infinix hot 4

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