Android rooting is a process allowing the Android users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices to run the Android mobile operating system to obtain the control (known as “root access”) within the Android’s subsystem.
In order to overcome the limitations that the carriers and hardware manufacturers apply on certain devices, rooting is performed. This further results in the ability to alter or replace the system applications and settings, specialized apps could also run that require the administrator-level permissions. On Android, one other facility offered is the complete removal as well as replacement of the device’s operating system. This is generally performed with the latest release of its present operating system.
There are certain advantages that “Rooting” offers for your Android phone. Some of them are listed below –
1. Special Applications run perfectly – There are certain applications that could run only on a rooted Android Phone. The Superuser is one of such app. Moreover it also allows users to control which apps have access to the “root” system. Another popular application that “rooting” affords is the ability to border a computer to the Android phone. This is done that so that the computer could easily access the Internet using the data connection provide by the phone. Not just this there is one more program which could allow your Android where your phone could be used as a to be used as a WiFi Hotspot without actually having to pay the provider for this specific feature.
2. Customized ROMs – This feature offered by the rooted phones is the most powerful one. Hundreds of custom ROM’s are there those could do anything. These can speed up the processing speed of your phone thus providing an entirely changed look and feel of your phone.
3. Freeing the Memory – When an app is installed on your phone, it gets stored over the phone’s memory. Here again “Rooting” enables its users to move pre-installed applications to your SD card, thereby just freeing up system memory for additional files or apps to reside.
Android was derived from the Linux kernel and thus rooting an Android device is pretty much similar in practice and performance to access the administrative permissions on either on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system such as OS X or FreeBSD.
The phone’s warranty is immediately voided. Once the phone gets rooted, user is unable to bring the phone back for the warranty or service work within Warranty. So, think before you root your Android device.