The article lists the top 5 reasons of why you should root your Android device. The post also throws light on what is rooting and what are the benefits of rooting your smartphone.
We live in a ‘smart’ time, our lives rendered incomplete without the use of a gadget or some devices, because we as humans are way too much dependent on it. Aren’t we? Record your actions from waking up to when you sleep. How many times did you reach out for your phone or had a mini heart attack when you couldn’t find your phone in your pocket? Countless, exactly.
However, most of these gadgets are now powered by different operating softwares, abbreviated as OS, a majority of them are iOS, Android, Windows, Ubuntu and the list goes on and on.
Two of the afore mentioned are open source softwares, in easier terms, we can customize it however we want it to be, with little knowledge too, a person can do a lot on these OSs.
Root Smartphone – What does it mean ?
Android itself allows us to do whatever we want with our phone, from using it as a barcode scanner to playing high-end games on our phones, almost everything (you can’t call out a genie and have your wishes fulfilled, not happening).
However, it’s still limited.
The manufacturers have tied the users hands to their own span, the span which they themselves have limited us users to0.
How to break free from the limit?
There is a process called ‘Rooting’ an Android phone. As the name itself suggests, it gives us access to the ‘root’ folders or the system folders of our phone. The process in itself is a different story altogether, let’s talk about the 5 basic reasons of why you should root your Android phone.
It is highly recommended to take full backup of your android device before proceeding to root your android phone.
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5 Reasons to root Android phone
1. Flashing a Custom ROM.
Anyone who has rooted their phone does so with the sole purpose of flashing a custom ROM on their Android powered gadgets. A Custom ROM is a software basically, which we all use in our phones and they look just like (sometimes) the ones that the companies provide us.
So why do we use it?
These ROMs might however “look” just the same, they are customized, as the ‘Custom’ suggests, they can be customized for different purposes, some provide amazing battery backup, some provide powerful gaming performances, some provide a new UI and some might also provide us with a new Android version altogether (I upgraded from 4.4.4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop before the update even came to my country). It depends on the developer though, however they want to customize their ROM and for what purpose.
There are different developers of these ROMs like CyanogenMod, Mokee and AOSP. Go try them out for your phone!
2. Under-clocking and Overclocking.
The companies which offer their phones usually don’t unleash the full potential of our devices, mainly because of the fact that they sometimes backfire, which happens in very, very rare cases.
Overclocking means to maximize the performance and the power of your phone to the full limit of what the processor can provide. If the processors provide 2.5 Ghz the companies usually keep it clocked at 2 Ghz or 2.3 Ghz, to unlock the full potential overclocking is mainly used, there are apps like SETCpu or Kernel Adiutor to control it. However overclocking also means less battery backup, as the performance of the CPU has been set to the maximum.
Under-clocking is the exact opposite, it reduces the performance of your phone which might slow down your work and speed, but also does an excellent work for your battery.
3. Playing high-end games.
As I covered earlier, a custom ROM might help you play high end games but it won’t be as effective as this.
An app called Chainfire3D lets you play high-end games by ‘bluffing’ or ‘lying’ to the game about the GPU your phone has, you can change the emulated GPU however you want on your phone, this usually helps when a specific GPU isn’t supported by some high-end games like Asphalt 8 or FIFA 15.
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4. Xposed Framework.
Don’t want to flash a custom ROM but still want to try out some features?
Xposed Framework is just the thing you’ve been looking for, it provides a tremendous number of modules specified for different phones and are really good and provide a lot of different features like a Network Indicator on your status bar, changing tracks with your volume rockers, playing YouTube videos in the background etc.
Xposed Framework for Lollipop is still in it’s BETA tasting but almost all of the modules are fully functional on almost all phones.
5. Providing better security for your Android device.
Rooting does step you up on securing your Android devices.
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These wrer the 5 benefits of why you should root your Android device, however do keep in mind, THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY, we take no responsibility of your Android phone and whatever you do is at your own risk.