Rooting your Android based smartphone sounds scary to those who are new to this new-aged Android world. But, if you are an Android nerd like me, this post will remind you of your good old silly days. Well nerds, let’s have a quick flashback and newcomers let’s find out “Android and rooting”.
Your Smartphone runs an Android OS, which is based on Linux OS. And Linux itself is an operating system for smart computers, which is free and open source software development system. So, rooting an Android smartphone will enable you to get a special “root access”. This special root access will allow you to overcome the barriers and limitations, which your smartphone provider has put on. Moreover, you can alter or replace system apps, you can run specialized apps with elevated permission and even can get an administrator-level access of your Android phone simply by getting root access.
Are Rooting and Jailbreaking a Device same?
Rooting your Android phone is equivalent to Jailbreaking an iPhone. Both rooting and jailbreaking will enable you to have some add-on features, tweaks and stuff. However, jailbreaking an iPhone will help you to by-pass only some of the restrictions which Apple has made. Whereas in case of rooting your Android smartphone will give you far more access to your devices and will help you squeezing maximum fun out of it.
Rooting your smartphone! Is it scary?
Well, one single move and you have nothing but a black screened scrap full of plastic body, metal and chips… if I were a caveman it wouldn’t be a gainsaying fact. But thanks to the internet, we have now available step-by-step loads of guidelines in the database to learn and safely have root access of our Android smartphones.
So tell us, which Android Smartphone do you have? And when have you had first root access? Share in the comment section below.