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December 2, 2022

How to root your android phone

If you're not familiar with rooting, it involves giving the user superuser privileges. We'll explore the topic

Rooting an Android phone or tablet basically lets you go beyond the device's core and explore its system, giving you more freedom. After rooting, you can reach completely inaccessible files and apps that weren't available before, like getting around any restrictions your manufacturer or carrier may have imposed.


Rooting your phone is a great way to change its look and feel of it. If you do that, you'll need to download a custom ROM, which is a modified version of Android. Before installing this new software, you should back up your phone's unique ID and data.

 

You might be wondering why we don't root, and we have an answer for you.

 

There are four potential drawbacks to rooting an Android device.

Manufacturers or carriers will void your warranty if you root the device, so keep that in mind before making the decision to root. However, it's easy to unroot the device when you need to send it back for repairs. If you have a software backup made, simply flash the device using this backup and it’ll be as good as new.

Bricking your phone: If you make a mistake during the rooting process, it could corrupt your device. As long as you follow instructions exactly, though, and follow instructions that are up to date, there is little risk of bricking your phone. You can be sure you're doing everything correctly by researching the custom ROM and following up on the guide's details before you flash. By being careful, you shouldn't have to worry about bricking your smartphone.

Rooting may introduce some security issues. Depending on the services or apps you use on your device, it could create a security vulnerability. Malware writers also use rooted devices to steal data or send harmful web traffic to other devices.

Disabled apps: Apps that serve copyrighted TV shows, movies, and other content are disabled on rooted devices — Sky Go, Virgin TV Anywhere and Netflix will not work. Financial apps like Google Pay and Barclays Mobile Banking will not work with rooted devices, either.

 

Start Rooting

 

While you can usually boot your device into recovery mode and clear its cache, it’s better to create a full backup of all the data you have on the phone before flashing a new ROM. You should also always back up the ROM on your phone before upgrading it since recovering the data from a failed upgrade would take hours.

To enable USB debugging, you need to open your device's Settings app, scroll to Developer Options, and toggle on USB Debugging. If you can't see the Developer Options in the list, follow these steps to make them available.

Follow these steps to find your 'Build Number' in the Settings app. The exact path to your Build Number will depend on your phone - it'll usually be found in the Software info.

  1. You'll need to tap the Build Number seven times to see the Developer Options page. You will be prompted for your security passcode.
  2. Tap the Backspace key to see your new developer options.
  3. Tap Developer Options.
  4. Check to see if USB debugging has been enabled.
  5. Allow OEM UNLOCKING
  6. Unlock your bootloader

Before you start, we'll need to unlock your device's bootloader. If this is the first time you've heard the word bootloader, don't worry! It's simply the program that loads your operating system. It determines which apps will be running during your phone or tablet's startup process. Collectively, this is called software loading.

Some manufacturers require you to get a key to unlock the bootloader if you want to root or install other software. Some manufacturers, like Motorola, HTC, LG, and Sony, provide step-by-step instructions on how to do so. However, they only allow it if you register for a developer account (which can be kind of pricey).

Huawei and Honor devices are now locked and can't be unlocked, but this third-party service can do the job for you. Huawei rescinded the ability to request unlock codes in July 2018, but DC-Unlocker remains a viable option for rooting your phone.

When you're ready to unlock your device, you'll need to put it in fastboot mode. The steps vary depending on the phone, though on most devices simply rebooting the device into fastboot mode and holding down Volume Down and Power buttons for ten seconds works (HTC phones require that you hit the Volume Down key and press the Power button to select).

Calling all developers! The Android SDK is essential for building quality apps and games that run smoothly on your device. What you need to do first is boot into Fastboot mode using the necessary button sequence on your phone, tablet, or connected computer. Next, head to the directory where you saved your SDK files (having done so earlier). Once you're in there, open a command prompt window by holding down Shift + Right-clicking anywhere inside the folder and then selecting "Open a Command Prompt here." When prompted about a code and login information, paste it in the box on the manufacturer's website and submit. Shortly afterward, look for an email with a key and supplementary information from your device manufacturer.

 

Last edited on December 2, 2022 by Admin

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