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Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by otiwisdom: 9:23pm On Jan 24, 2019
I know most of you might have read the good side about rooting your phone but here are the bad side. coolAND THUMBS UP TO 9JAYES� FOR POSTING THE GOOD SIDE
. Here are 6 reasons why you should not root your Android device:

1. Goodbye to warranty
The first thing to take note is that if you root your Android smartphone, you will most probably lose the device’s warranty coverage. While some manufacturers like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Google Nexus and more do let you unlock a device’s bootloader and root with their official method, most other companies void your warranty if you do it. So, if your device is new and under warranty coverage, you should think twice before rooting it. While you can un-root a device, it’s important to note that rooting a device is illegal in a few countries.

2. You might brick your device
The term “brick” is used for a dead device that cannot be recovered since it’s just an expensive brick with no use whatsoever. Bricking your device is a legitimate concern, considering we put our hard earned money on the products we buy. Even though modern day rooting processes are way more secure, there’s always the risk of a wrong step that might even brick your device.

3. The process is not so easy
The biggest issue users face is that there’s no universal way to root all Android devices. Yes, there are apps that claim to do it, they generally don’t work. Instead, the process is different for every other device, so you need to make sure that you are following the right instructions. Manufacturers that allow rooting provide their own steps, which are full-proof but for most other devices, you will have to rely on various forums such as XDA. The process too is very taxing and it includes connecting your device to a PC, flashing files, entering some commands in the terminal etc. So, if you don’t like complex things, you should stay wary of rooting your Android device.


4. Security risks
While rooting does unlock a whole new world of tweaks, it brings a lot of security risks. Rooting exposes your Android smartphone to potentially harmful apps along with other malicious codes. For instance, we recently came across a “Stagefright” exploit on Android, which allowed attackers to remotely plant malicious code on devices. Manufacturers then released a security patch update to fix the exploit, which basically suggests that Android is not secure from attacks and a rooted device more so.

Rooting also permits apps to access system files, so any app can make changes, access sensitive info and plant any code. There are Root manager apps like SuperSU that let you control root access permissions but you need to be extra careful while granting permissions.

5. Update issues
Once you root your Android smartphone, chances are, it will no longer receive official OTA updates from the manufacturer, which means no more security patches. While some custom ROMs like CyanogenMod bring OTA updates, not all ROMs do that and if you don’t install a custom ROM, there will be no updates. Also, some major updates will require you to go through the root process again, which can be a great hassle. So, if you want to stay up to date when it comes to new Android version updates & security patches, you should not consider rooting your device.

6. Performance issues and bugs
While rooting your device does bring options to improve performance through various mods and tweaks, it also comes with various bugs. These bugs could take some time to be fixed for your particular device, considering these mods are developed by independent developers. It’s also important to keep in mind that once you root your device, it might not be as stable as you would like and bugs & performance issues will be part of your daily usage.

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by otiwisdom: 5:39am On Jan 25, 2019
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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by CheapDataGuy: 6:55am On Jan 25, 2019
Root ke??
With what I passed through in the hand of my tecno after a friend advised me to root it, I made vow not to ever root any of my android phone again.


meanwhile Android phones are better than IPhone any day anytime. Pls don't argue, it is what it is

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Miracle4Sure: 6:55am On Jan 25, 2019
Ok

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Yohh: 6:55am On Jan 25, 2019
I read a lot about rooting, but never considered it for once.
In fact the stress involved will even discourage, moreso the phone can start misbehaving after d rooting.
I think if u are not too tech savvy as an individual, u don't need any rooting.
My Camon C9 wasn't rooted and I enjoyed it, now rocking my Redmi Note 5.

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Ebukax(f): 6:56am On Jan 25, 2019
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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by frankputer: 6:56am On Jan 25, 2019
My Jail broken iPhone seems to have symptoms of HIV after jailbreak.
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by dicksonadams(m): 6:57am On Jan 25, 2019
Abi

Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Nobody: 7:02am On Jan 25, 2019
OP you are very wrong about some issues. Apart from the first and only point i.e Warranty, rooting your device is quite an easy task, it's gotten so simple a noob could do it under 2 minutes.
Secondly, you said updates? A rooted device can get the best ROMs and kernels to fix those bugs with the official firmware.
Your phone lags? Gets hot? Battery drain issue? Or you just want an Avengers boot image? All you have to do is visit XDA today!

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by calddon(m): 7:02am On Jan 25, 2019
If you dont know what rooting is, you shouldn't do it.

Besides, the stage of development on stock roms now has been improved with tons of features that rooting brought years ago.

IMO, Custom rom isnt for NOOBS.

On some phones like the OnePlus, you still get OTA when rooted.

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:06am On Jan 25, 2019
Informative and educative thread.

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by easynetsms(m): 7:18am On Jan 25, 2019
I can only root my phone wen I know the phone is of no use to me again .

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by HeWrites(m): 7:22am On Jan 25, 2019
Yohh:
I read a lot about rooting, but never considered it for once.
In fact the stress involved will even discourage, moreso the phone can start misbehaving after d rooting.
I think if u are not too tech savvy as an individual, u don't need any rooting.
My Camon C9 wasn't rooted and I enjoyed it, now rocking my Redmi Note 5.

How much you buy the Redmi Note 5... Do you have an idea of how much they are selling the pro?
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by LINTUNE(m): 7:23am On Jan 25, 2019
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by donbenie(m): 7:24am On Jan 25, 2019
Tenison96:
OP you are very wrong about some issues. Apart from the first and only point i.e Warranty, rooting your device is quite an easy task, it's gotten so simple a noob could do it under 2 minutes.
Secondly, you said updates? A rooted device can get the best ROMs and kernels to fix those bugs with the official firmware.
Your phone lags? Gets hot? Battery drain issue? Or you just want an Avengers boot image? All you have to do is visit XDA today!
Rooting your device is not an easy task,because you have gotten adept at doing it doesn't make it any easier,more than NINETY PERCENT of devices owners will brick their phones if they try it..

Android has gotten quite efficient in recent years and you don't need to root and install anything before you enjoy it,I've never rooted any of my devices and am very satisfied with their performances..
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by LINTUNE(m): 7:25am On Jan 25, 2019
easynetsms:
I can only root my phone wen I know the phone is of no use to me again .
same here

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Oxb90: 7:29am On Jan 25, 2019
frankputer:
My Jail broken iPhone seems to have symptoms of HIV after jailbreak.
you have just changed my sad face this morning. This man be careful!!!
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by redirect(m): 7:41am On Jan 25, 2019
IF U WHAT TO ENJOY ANDROID PHONE,U HAVE TO ROOT IT
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by IamHansomE: 7:46am On Jan 25, 2019
Yohh:
I read a lot about rooting, but never considered it for once.
In fact the stress involved will even discourage, moreso the phone can start misbehaving after d rooting.
I think if u are not too tech savvy as an individual, u don't need any rooting.
My Camon C9 wasn't rooted and I enjoyed it, now rocking my Redmi Note 5.




Is the xiaomi note 5 really good?

Is there any disadvantage? Cos I'll want to get one for myself soon
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by NLbully(m): 7:47am On Jan 25, 2019
dicksonadams:
Abi

So you are telling me that rooting changed your phone screen to this


undecided
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by bhella10: 7:50am On Jan 25, 2019
In lay terms someone should kindly explain what rooting is. I am from the old school generation. Thanks.
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Jbcmotive(m): 7:52am On Jan 25, 2019
Truth be told, I root all my android devices after their first year with me. Although I agree to an extent with the OP on certain flaws with rooting, but, it all depends on your motive for rooting. Apart from being a partner to an app dev company, I still use the Galaxy Note 5, yes, and people expect to see the NOte 9 in my hands and can't believe I'm still on 5. The reason is, it saves me money. Knowing that these phone manufacturers have devised means of taking my money every year with releasing a new phone, and me having a oragsm for new gadgets, I now partner and build custom roms that had the look and feel of Oreo and Pie with no need waiting for a late update or getting a new phone.

Root your phone with your head and not being swayed by trying to impress friends.
Subscribe to my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/jbcmotive

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Jbcmotive(m): 7:53am On Jan 25, 2019
I believe you have a phone with internet connection in your palms. grin

bhella10:
In lay terms someone should kindly explain what rooting is. I am from the old school generation. Thanks.
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Precious007(m): 7:54am On Jan 25, 2019
CheapDataGuy:
Root ke??
With what I passed through in the hand of my tecno after a friend advised me to root it, I made vow not to ever root any of my android phone again.


meanwhile Android phones are better than IPhone any day anytime. Pls don't argue, it is what it is
are okay at all ��‍♂️��‍♂️��‍♂️
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by KwoiZabo(m): 7:54am On Jan 25, 2019
otiwisdom:
I know most of you might have read the good side about rooting your phone but here are the bad side. coolAND THUMBS UP TO 9JAYES� FOR POSTING THE GOOD SIDE
. Here are 6 reasons why you should not root your Android device:

1. Goodbye to warranty
The first thing to take note is that if you root your Android smartphone, you will most probably lose the device’s warranty coverage. While some manufacturers like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Google Nexus and more do let you unlock a device’s bootloader and root with their official method, most other companies void your warranty if you do it. So, if your device is new and under warranty coverage, you should think twice before rooting it. While you can un-root a device, it’s important to note that rooting a device is illegal in a few countries.

2. You might brick your device
The term “brick” is used for a dead device that cannot be recovered since it’s just an expensive brick with no use whatsoever. Bricking your device is a legitimate concern, considering we put our hard earned money on the products we buy. Even though modern day rooting processes are way more secure, there’s always the risk of a wrong step that might even brick your device.

3. The process is not so easy
The biggest issue users face is that there’s no universal way to root all Android devices. Yes, there are apps that claim to do it, they generally don’t work. Instead, the process is different for every other device, so you need to make sure that you are following the right instructions. Manufacturers that allow rooting provide their own steps, which are full-proof but for most other devices, you will have to rely on various forums such as XDA. The process too is very taxing and it includes connecting your device to a PC, flashing files, entering some commands in the terminal etc. So, if you don’t like complex things, you should stay wary of rooting your Android device.


4. Security risks
While rooting does unlock a whole new world of tweaks, it brings a lot of security risks. Rooting exposes your Android smartphone to potentially harmful apps along with other malicious codes. For instance, we recently came across a “Stagefright” exploit on Android, which allowed attackers to remotely plant malicious code on devices. Manufacturers then released a security patch update to fix the exploit, which basically suggests that Android is not secure from attacks and a rooted device more so.

Rooting also permits apps to access system files, so any app can make changes, access sensitive info and plant any code. There are Root manager apps like SuperSU that let you control root access permissions but you need to be extra careful while granting permissions.

5. Update issues
Once you root your Android smartphone, chances are, it will no longer receive official OTA updates from the manufacturer, which means no more security patches. While some custom ROMs like CyanogenMod bring OTA updates, not all ROMs do that and if you don’t install a custom ROM, there will be no updates. Also, some major updates will require you to go through the root process again, which can be a great hassle. So, if you want to stay up to date when it comes to new Android version updates & security patches, you should not consider rooting your device.

6. Performance issues and bugs
While rooting your device does bring options to improve performance through various mods and tweaks, it also comes with various bugs. These bugs could take some time to be fixed for your particular device, considering these mods are developed by independent developers. It’s also important to keep in mind that once you root your device, it might not be as stable as you would like and bugs & performance issues will be part of your daily usage.
You would have started your article with what rooting means.

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Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by Precious007(m): 7:54am On Jan 25, 2019
CheapDataGuy:
Root ke??
With what I passed through in the hand of my tecno after a friend advised me to root it, I made vow not to ever root any of my android phone again.


meanwhile Android phones are better than IPhone any day anytime. Pls don't argue, it is what it is
are u okay at all ��‍♂️��‍♂️��‍♂️
Re: Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Root Your Phone by CDCEO001: 7:55am On Jan 25, 2019
To hell with all the 6 reasons.... Lol. I root all my android phone and not stopping anytime soon.

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