Rooting your Android phone,is the next most thing Techie guys do after buying a Android powered Smartphone. I always used to wonder why to Root and what issues if in case my phone stops functioning normally?Following are the Pros and Cons of rooting your Android phone:
Why to root your Android Smartphone?
1.Say bye bye to Apps installed from your Mobile carrier.Not only they consume space but also some memory and resources. Definitely you wont be ever using those apps,so better is to remove them!
2. By installing Android App like AdFree,you can remove the advertisements appearing in your phone browser and famous apps like angry birds and all.With this app,you can blacklist the ads even before they are being downloaded on your phone.Thus you say good bye to those energy guzzling adverts parallely you also save your Internet Data Usage.So happy playing Angry birds for hours ,no need to buy Premium Ad Free version of the same.
3.You can make your smartphone faster as well as you can also Increase your phone’s battery life by under clocking your processor.You can try using Android app like SetCPU.
4.You can install custom ROM on your Android Phone.
This is one of the main reasons why you should root your Android Phone.Custom ROM implies faster performance,better themes,more additional features like Audio processing and so on. Do check out Cynanogenmod for the same.
What is CyanogenMod?
CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors of these cell phones.
5.By rooting,you can move apps to SD card thus frees your phone’s internal memory.Thus once done with rooting,you can run apps on your SD card!
6.Once done with Rooting,you can take Snapshots easily,something that you can do it with ease right now.d
7.Backup your Personal User data along with Apps !
This means if you had completed all levels of Angry Birds,had taken backup of the same using your Android Phone then be prepared to play all levels again!!! Although, Android has ability of backing up all installed Apps,it doesnt backup the Personal User Data related to your profile.
Once you are done with Rooting,with Titanium Backup App you can backup every single app with user data.You can even backup System configuration on your SD card.In era of Cloud computing,you can upload your backup to your DropBox account.
CONS of Rooting your Android Phone:
1.Rooting your Phone voids Warranty !! Yes it does void Warranty.
But you can restore back to Original Factory Condition, if in case you feel Rooting is not done properly or you are not happy with your phone once done with rooting.
2.After rooting, Your phone might get Bricked !!
Bricked device happens when your Android phone refuses to start or boot into Android OS.It would just show green Android Logo for hours! Realise that its time to shell out some money to get your phone restored or repaired.
Also be prepared for worst case scenario where you may be forced to buy a new device!
3.Rooting a Smartphone isn’t for everyone.Complexivity of Rooting a Android Smartphone varies from phone to phone.Infact now a days,one click rooting apps are available on Android market itself.
4.Please dont overclock your processor too much! Else you may end up overheating or may even damaging its processor.FYI:If you are new to these terms,better stay far!
5.Tethering software may violate your carrrier’s Terms of Service(if any).
So before you are planning to Root your Android phone,
-Learn how to restore your phone to Original Factory State,if incase anything goes wrong during rooting your Android phone.
-Read every steps,understand step-by-step instruction thoroughly prior to rooting your android phone.One small mistake,you may end up bricking your Android phone.
-Backup everything from installed apps,to user data as well as your System Configuration.
So when are you planning for Rooting your Android Phone ?
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