Advantages and disadvantages of rooting android OS devices

When we talk about rooting the first question that comes in our mind is what is rooting? And why do we need it . Rooting is basically a process of allowing users of android based smart phonestablets and other devices to get privileged control i.e access over various Android’s subsystems. In other words we can say that rooting eliminates the limitation and allows full access. Rooting gives the capability to modify system applications and settings and helps in running some applications that need administrator permissions, which can’t be performed by normal users. Rooting can help in removing or replacing with different versions of android OS.

Disadvantages of rooting.

  1. Phone’s warranty voids: as soon as we root the android device its warranty voids .
  2. Bugs: device becomes more prone to bugs and viruses .many users flash their ROM’s with custom programs which increases the risk of virus.

Advantages of rooting.

  1. Access of special apps-rooting of devices helps in accessing of special applications which enhance the ability of android device .example super user app.
  2. Release memory- Rooting helps in releasing phone memory by moving the applications and additional files to external storage available in device like SD card..

3   ROM’s-Users by rooting device can enable to flash ROM’s with custom programs available. Which speeds up the processing speed of the device?

Thus before rooting the device one should know the pros and cons of it.


Wikipedia , Thomas Phelps “to root or not to root”


Shrut Kirti Nandan