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What Does “Root” Means? (On Android)

What Does “Root” Means? (On Android) – Do you know what does root means on Android? I’m sure that you’ve ever heard the word “root” or “rooting” for Android, especially if you are one of many Android users. However, there’s still lots of people who using Android device that still don’t know about rooting, or what is the advantages of rooting Android. That’s why i decide to made this post to give an overview about root. I will using simpler language to let people easy to understand it.

What does root means

Root on Android is serves to provide a “SuperUser” rights to you (Android device user) to “open the Android system gates” so you can organize, customize, or even ruffling the system as you want. Then how to root your Android device? Well, i can’t tell you on this post, because there’s many different methods to root Android, depending on which hardware or brand you use.

Why does the developers doesn’t grant the root access on Android since the beginning? Well, i believe that was for our own good. In my opinion, they (the device developers) doesn’t grant the root access since the beginning because they want to protect the system from users, especially for new user who doesn’t know anything about the Android system. The user who don’t know about the system may have a major risk if they’re tweaking the system randomly. It’s really reasonable doesn’t it?
Now we talk about the advantages and disadvantages for rooting Android device.

  • You will loss your devices warranty
  • Why? As i wrote above, the Android user will has a major risk if they’re rooting the device. Rooting on Android is could also be defined as “break the seal”, because it will “open the Android system gates”, which usually you have to keep your (device) seal undamaged to claim the warranty.
  • Susceptible to virus and malware
  • According to the survey one of the leading AntiVirus, the Android device that has been rooted is easier and susceptible to virus or dangerous malware. However this is still being debated.

  • You can install application that require root access
  • Many useful apps is require root access to make their features working properly. But i’ll remind you it can be dangerous! Not all the apps are safe! You have to be careful if you wants to install an apps, especially which is require root access
  • Users can improve the devices performance
  • Users can improve the Android device by rooting their device, but it’s doesn’t mean that if you root your device, it will automatically make your device faster. You need to customizing the device by installing some apps which is require root access, such as Gemini App Manager, Link2SD and many more
  • You can customize the system (ROM)
  • By rooting your device, you can customize the system by installing Custom ROM (CustROM). But for now, i will not telling you anything about this, because it’s just for “the next level” users