Nowadays we often heard people talking about rooting their Android device, but the question most users will thought before rooting their handset is weather should they root or not root their device. If yes, then why should they and if no, then why not? Today, I’ll be summarizing the main reasons why people root their device and why some other do not want to – in other words, the pros and cons of rooting your device.
Why Should You Root?
The good thing about rooting your device is that it’ll enable you to download more apps than ever before so you will not be confined to the apps from Google Play store. This is because these are root-only apps, which require you to have root-access to your device before you’re able to use them. Glad to say you’re probably able to find some of these apps from the Google Play store as well. Besides that, it will allow you to install latest software updates yourself – without having to wait for your carrier to officially rolls out the update to your handset.
Sometimes, your device may also be coming with several apps that you may not even use at all and yet you’re unable to delete it at all. This may sounds familiar among the Samsung Galaxy users as Samsung often pre-install a bunch of home-made apps on their device which are apparently eating up a great deal of storage. However after you’ve rooted your device, you will then be able to delete them using the Titanium Backup app which can be downloaded from Google Play.
Similarly, it will also allow you to control the CPU usage after you’ve installed custom kernels onto your device. That being said, you will then be able to boost the battery life by underclocking the device. And if you’re an expert user, you can even flashes custom ROMs onto your device as well!
Why Shouldn’t You Root
No doubt, one of the main reasons why people do not want to root their device is because rooting will immediately voids your warranty – if you’re unable to unroot your device. Besides that, there is also a risk of bricking your device if you happen to miss out any steps while rooting your handset. So if you do not wish to burn your pocket, then you may not want to root your device. Similarly, rooted devices may not be accepted under the trade-in program under most mobile carriers.
And in case you do not know, a rooted device will expose you to more security and privacy threats as well. This is because it’ll allows you to gain root access to sensitive directories which may be exploited by apps that you’ve installed from other sources other than Google Play.
That’s all we have for you, and we hope you’re able to make your decision after reading this post. Of course, as a Android enthusiast, we’ll definitely urge everyone to root their device so that they’re able to fully exploit their device.