The Android operating system has been a huge success for the Google them, there's no question about this. This single spark in the smartphone history has entirely antes the definition and fate of the smartphone world. Many hi-tech companies have adopted Google's operating system on their mobile products and yet many more devices are on the line to join this race regularly. From the all recent survey, Android is the most widely used operating system today and it also has the biggest number of fans all around the world. So why did Android was able to grab this huge amount of success in that short time? While some critics say that it's because Android got a big name 'Google' behind them and people put their trust on Android because of Google. While this might work one tiny small reason, I believe that android brought all the personalization and user control any people can imagine and this is the biggest power of Android revolution. And even after bringing a huge range of customization possibilities, there are tricks in Android can make it even more handy giving the user complete control over his device, let's say it even allows you to burn it from inside! Yes, we are talking about the root privileges, a small patch that turns any user to the god of his smartphone.
Note: Rooting needs extreme precaution and if you are not so experienced user, there is a big chance that you might end up with a bricked device. Also note that rooting any device also break the terms of warranty so you will not get any support for your rooted device from the manufacturers.
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Although rooting seems extremely advanced and it can create a lot of problem (let alone the possibility of completely bricking a device), yet it unlocks many features like overclocking, backing up system data, complete automation, Superuser right, and also don’t forget about a big list of ROM to be used. So I really suggest you to root your Android device once you have passed the beginner phase with it. It is possible root almost any android device fairly easily nowadays as a lots of tools are available not to do it manually for you (as well as many helpful members who are happy to help you). Here we are going to talk shortly about what is the root and what it does and of course, basic guide of how to root your Android phone.
What is rooting?
When someone says Root your device, he is actually saying about installing Superuser and pushing Busybox which will give you some administrator privileges, similar to Jailbreaking and iPhone or logging as Administration in Windows. am sure most of you already know the fact that Android was actually created based on another popular operating system: Linux. That way when you do get root and superuser permission, it is similar like someone typing sodu command in the Linux terminal.
Why Should I Root?
At first, people used to root their device for mainly three reasons:
- Access to country-restricted files in Android Market (Known as Google Play Store now) and download them from anywhere.
- Break Sim-lock to use operator or country locked devices with any operator all around the world.
- And finally, for tethering and reverse-tethering. Tethering means sharing phone’s EDGE/3G internet service with PC/Laptop via cable/USB and reverse-tethering means the opposite.
However, nowadays this is possible without the root, so people now root their devices for other reasons like breaking all the limitation, unlocking interest, powerful and important features and many other reasons. After rooting, you can do what ever you want unleashing the true power of Android. The best thing of rooting is it allows you to get out of the stock ROM (default ROM that comes shipped with original device) and install different custom ROMs with many features. It is through the root (and in some devices, may also need to unlock the bootloader AKA S-OFF your device, or use some specific programs, such as Rom Manager). Two of most popular custom ROMs are CyanogenMod and MIUI. There are also many device-specific custom ROM available for each devices, you can find them in XDA-Developer’s Forum.
Moreover, there are many tools which can only be used if you have administrator privileges, such as applications to perform overclocking the phone, backup software with many different options or programs for battery efficiency, and so on. Some famous apps that needs root privileges are Titanium Backup, SetCPU, DroidWall etc.
How To Root My Android?
UnlockRoot: Unlock The Root appears the best option when rooting your device. The program is lightweight, free and works without complications: one click you can install Superuser binary in your gadget. In addition, another major plus point of this software is its great compatibility. Hardly any smart phone can not be rooted with it. If you want to check if your phone is supported by the program, click here to see a complete list of all compatible models. Now check out how to use it:
To perform the unlock using the Unlock Root, first of all download the software by clicking hereand install it on your computer. Once done, now comes another very important step - we must already have your Android device’s software installed in your PC, otherwise the root will not be realized. The drivers for each phone manufactures are different but you will be able to get them through a simple Google search (e.g. search for HTC One X Driver For Windows). Check if everything is OK and, if necessary, download files and perform the necessary installations on your PC before you begin the process of root.
With the drivers settled, now is the time to unlock the Root into action. First, start the program without the phone connected to your computer. Then connect the cable to the device and enable the USB debugging mode on your Android. To do this, go to Settings> Applications> Development> USB Debugging.
After then, return to the program on your computer and click the Root. Once the software identify your device, a dialog box with a message will appear with the model name, please confirm and follow the process. After a few minutes, the root ends. As it finished, the program will also offer the installation of other software created by their developers. Simply indicate whether or not to download it. Then it asks if you want to restart the phone. In this case, we recommend that you perform a reboot for the changes to be initiated at 100% with your smartphone.
After rebooting, you will find that there is now a new application on your device called Superuser. It will allow new programs to work and obtain root privileges on your mobile, bringing all the allowed software in a list within its own interface.
Unlock The Root surprised us both by the enormous compatibility presented as well as the ease of use. However, if the program was not able to root your device, now check out some other options that are comprehensive and they also claim to be able to unlock many different phones:
SuperOneClick: SuperOneClick is another universal program to carry out root in Android phones. Its operation is very similar to the UnlockRoot. You just need to have the drivers for your device, activate the USB Debugging and click to root.
Z4root: Z4root is a tool that works differently. The program is an application that must be installed on the phone itself. Just that download by clicking here and then copy and install the APK file to your device. Then all you need do is push it to unlock your smartphone. The tool also has a good compatibility. Check out the post here to find if your device is supported by Z4root.
If you are still not able to root your device, then head over to XDA-Developers forum, find the sub-forum for your device and check how other people rooted the same device you have got. Or leave a comment here so we can guide you to the applicable process.