Everything About Android Rooting.

Should I root my Android?

Yes. No. Maybe. All three answers are perfectly valid. People have different reasons to want to root their devices. Some do it just because they can. they paid for the hardware and think they should be able to do anything they like. Others want to be able to add things that aren’t there, like “fix” services that are there but don’t work the way they would like them to work. People might buy a phone because they like the hardware, but hate the software and want to change it. Mostly, people root their phones because they want to get rid of extra things that they don’t want. Everyone of these reasons ??? as well as any reason you might have that aren’t mentioned here ??? are the right reasons.

Is there any Benefits of Rooting?

  • Boost your Phone speed & Battery Life.
  • Remove Pre-installed crapware like System Apps.
  • Remove Bloatwares, Apps like Facebook, Chrome Keep sucking your Ram & battery by running in background applications like these are referred to as “bloatware:??? they do nothing but bloat the software by existing as unnecessary applications.
  • Tweak your phone like : Increase Video streaming speed, Increase WiFi Speed, Increase SIM detecting Speed, Increase SD read/write speed.
  • Most Important & Best part, Install Custom Kernel & Custom ROMs. (I will explain about it in Installing Custom ROM section Custom ROM section)
  • Finally, Truly Own your Device, Make it appear in the way you want.
  • Having a rooted Android phone is also beneficial because there are several Android applications. These are extremely useful and also require root menu access like Greenify (Stops Background apps until you don’t use it). Other applications allow you to uninstall bloatware entirely, and so on, and so forth. Basic functions to extremely technical on a level that even I fail to entirely understand.

How to Root Android?

I think this much Introduction is enough for you to understand what is rooting all about & what are its Benefits. So, Finally you have decided to root your phone.

Unlocking Bootloader

Depending on which phone you have, unlocking the bootloader is slightly different.  way by using the OEM unlock command, is outlined here. If you’re using a Motorola, HTC or LG phone (as well as other brands like Huawei or Sony). you’ll likely need to get a token you enter during the process. You’ll find how to do that and who to get it from at each vendors developer pages. Remember that unlocking the bootloader on your Android may affect the warranty status.

Rooting

How To Root

With over 24,000+ different models, we can’t cover every single method to root every single device. We can point you in the right direction and help you get there, though.

Rooting your Samsung phone

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung used to offer “developer editions” of their popular models. weak sales (they usually needed to be paid for in full with no type of subsidy or financing) they seem to have stopped production. We have only ourselves to blame. it’s just not worth making something that nobody is buying.

Samsung also makes very lucrative deals with carriers. Most of the time those carriers want to prevent you from rooting your phone. Recent models from AT&T or Verizon are notoriously difficult to exploit, and all the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S7 are locked up and encrypted. There might not ever be a way to root them. This isn’t true for unlocked models sold outside of North America though.

Knox can pose special problems when trying to root.

To root most Samsung phones you’ll need to use a program called Odin. It’s a low-level firmware flashing tool that can push image files to the storage and overwrite existing images. You’ll also need the correct USB drivers for Windows computers. If you’re using a Mac computer or running Linux, the software that flashes images is called Heimdall. They both work essentially the same, and carry the same risks. If you try and flash the wrong image or bad image, your phone isn’t going to be able to start. While this is often recoverable, know that there is always a chance you can ruin your phone or tablet. Warranty is also voided as soon as you begin.

Also, many Samsung phones ship with Knox security enabled. Knox is part of Samsung’s special “Samsung Approved For Enterprise” feature where personal and work environments can be separated in a way that allows both to coexist on the same device. Knox can pose special problems when trying to root a phone that uses it, and it has a software counter that can show when device firmware has been tampered with. This means it’s very easy for Samsung to void your warranty if you start fiddling with things.

Rooting your LG phone

LG V30

LG phones have several different methods to install the files needed for rooting. Some are completely bootloader unlockable and it’s trivial to push the files through a custom recovery, while some are locked up tighter and require some special tricks. As we see with Samsung phones, carriers have a lot of influence here, so many AT&T and LG models take longer to find a method to root.

The LG G6 is simple to root, and you can do it without a computer with both commercially available rooting apps as well as apps from Android enthusiasts like yourself. There are security questions anytime you use software built by someone else that could potentially have full access to all the data on your phone or your computer, and you’ll need to read everything you can and decide if you want to go this route. Apps like OneClickRoot or AndroidRootPro are a few examples. There are plenty of satisfied users as well as users who question the methods. Listen to both sides and decide what you think here. An alternative is unlocking your bootloader and installing an open-source custom recovery that you can use to flash the needed files or even pre-rooted firmware. This requires a little bit of computer knowledge, but it’s not that difficult.

Rooting your HTC phone

HTC U11

Much like LG phones, many HTC models can be bootloader unlocked through the HTC Developer program. You’ll find complete instructions for doing it here, as well as warranty information you need to know if you give it a try.

The HTC U11 is easy to root, and using the HTC Developer tools to unlock the bootloader allow for sending images to the phone to enable rooting and even more. There are also commercial services like Sunshine that can root your phone through an app or provide mail-in services where they do it for you. Again, it’s up to you to decide if you feel comfortable with these services or if you would rather use the Android SDK and do things the manual way. Both methods are known to get you rooted and ready to do the things you wanted root to do.

Rooting your Lenovo (Motorola) phone

Motorola

Motorola also offers a pretty liberal bootloader unlocking policy, which you’ll find at their developer site. Using the standard Android SDK tools, you can unlock your bootloader so that a custom recovery image can be flash. This allows you to flash any other system image to your phone.

If your Motorola phone isn’t covered under their bootloader unlocking policy (see the list here) ??? this means Verizon, of course ??? you might have to resort to exploits or commercial software like MOFOROOT or OneClickRoot. Once again, we have to remind you about using tools created by someone else that may have admin access on your phone or your computer, but the option is available.

We’re waiting to see if the coming generation from Motorola is as developer friendly as they have been in the past, and we’ll update accordingly.

Rooting your Pixel or Nexus phone

Google Pixel

To root your Pixel or Nexus phone, you should start with learning how to install and configure the Android SDK. There are plenty of one-click scripts or toolboxes that will unlock your bootloader and get you ready to flash (or even flash it for you) a custom recovery, but there’s a great reason to learn how to do it yourself ??? you are able to fix most anything if it goes wrong by using the Pixel and Nexus Factory Images.

Google not only supports unlocking your bootloader, they also give you full and complete instructions on how to do it, how to flash third-party images and how to go back. Unlocking the bootloader doesn’t break any warranties as Google realizes that there are many valid reasons to flash experimental on the developer/reference device for Android. Take advantage of this, and use the tools Google provides!

Once a third-party recovery image is flashed, you’re easily able to push anything you need for root or any other image to your Pixel or Nexus. Because it’s the reference phone and easy to alter, you’ll find plenty of tools and resources for things you can do after you’ve rooted. We highly recommend a Pixel phone to anyone who wants to tinker with the Android software platform.

Other phones

As mentioned previously, there are over 12,000 current Android models from hundreds of manufacturers. There’s no way to include each and every one on a single page.

Some of these phones come with a method (either approved by the manufacturer or found by a third-party) to unlock the bootloader and use the custom recovery method to root them. Many of these other phones can be rooted with Kingo Root or One Click Root with or without a computer.

After that Check For Root Access

First thing before starting up customization is Checking whether device is properly rooted or not. You can do that by a number of ways, there are plenty of root checker apps that available at Play Store. Try this : Root Checker.

Android After Rooting

If you don’t want to install Custom ROMS or custom recovery & like to stay with your Stock rom then here is a solution, you can install Apps which require root permissions to remove Pre-installed Apps, Increase free ram, Customize themes etc. You can check on our Best Apps For Rooted Android.

Increasing internal memory

Also some Android Smartphones have really low internal memory. Some low end smartphones from OnePlus, Samsung, HTC etc. Which only have around 300 MB of internal memory, and in that case installing apps becomes a pain.

As after installing the most required apps like, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. The memory is almost full and it won’t allow you to install any further app. But do no worry, if you have rooted your Android Smartphone, there is no problem. You can simply increase the internal memory of your Android Smartphone, and it definitely a must thing to do after you root android smartphone, if you specifically have a smartphone with very low memory.

Installing Custom ROMs

Installing custom ROMs  is one of the biggest reason that today so many people are rooting their Android Smartphones. Why stick to the old and monotonous interface of the device. When you can get much more interactive looks as well as much more great tweaks with custom ROMs. You can flash custom ROMs and just sit back and enjoy the interface on your Android Smartphone. Actually that is one of the most entertaining advantage of rooting an Android Smartphone.

Find a custom ROM for your device & install it by this method : How to Install Custom ROM.

 

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