Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooting Android Phone/Tablet

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When you use some Android data recovery to get back your deleted files, the recovery process may require you to root your Android and get the Superuser access. So you may want to know something about this unfamiliar rooting process, such as “is it safe? Will it damage your device?” To let you know better on Android rooting and whether it’s worth rooting, here we list all the advantages and disadvantages of Android rooting for your reference.

The Benefits and Advantages of Rooting Android Phone/Tablet

Actually, “Rooting” is a legal way to truly own your Android device. With rooting, you can get the administrative or super user permissions to take full control of the Android operating system. In this way, you have the access to do anything to any file, folder or partition on your Android. That means you can do something that Device maker doesn’t allow you to do.

For example, most of Android device manufacturer will pre-install some apps on your phone. Some of these apps are useless that you want to delete, but the manufacturer doesn’t allow you to delete them. Though rooting, now you can overcome this limitation and easily remove them. Of course, there are more benefits that you can get from rooting Android, including:

  1. Free up more storage space.
  2. Recover accidentally deleted data.
  3. Better battery life performance.
  4. Speed up your Android device.
  5. Block ads on all of your apps.
  6. Backup more data and settings on your device.
  7. Unlock some hidden features.

How to get these benefits after rooting your android phone?

Although you can get the Super user permission via rooting Android, if you don’t know programming, you can do nothing to get the advantages of rooting. Therefore, there are some professional apps helping you to do the job. For example, to deeply scan your rooted Android device to get those deleted messages, you have to use some reliable android data recovery app.

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Will rooting damage your Android phone? The Disadvantages of Rooting an Android Device

While giving so many benefits to Android users, the rooting process also brings risks. There are some advantages of android rooting you may like to know:

  1. Your Android phone might get bricked if you fail to root it.
  2. The phone’s warranty goes void if you root your Android phone
  3. The malware may use your Super User permission to get your privacy information and even damage the software on your Android device.

How to avoid these risks?

  1. Before rooting your device, make sure to know every step of the rooting process designed for your phone brand and model, and use some secure and professional apps to root.
  2. Use some secure antivirus software on your Android device to protect your privacy information and important data/apps from malware attack. And don’t download some unknown apps from unknown platforms.
  3. Actually, some apps can un-root your device, which may give you another chance to enjoy the phone warranty.


To make a good decision on whether to root your Android phone or tablet, you should ask yourself what you most want to do and what’s the most valuable thing for you. And there is a trade-off between the benefits and risks of rooting. Just insist on what you want.

This entry was posted in on Dec 15, 2017 by Mandy Joyce.

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