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If you are using an Android smartphone frequently or occasionally, it is better to know what is Android rooting. Because this mechanism would be useful one day if you feel that the current Android performance is not enough to move anymore. Let's get a simple but deep look at Android rooting

What Is Android Rooting

Literally, Root is the term that indicates the beginning of something. In Android "Root" directory is the foundation of Android file structure. The structure is similar to the Linux File System Structure since the Android kernel is based on a modified version of Linux. Every single file and directory are organized under the root directory and the root user has write (changes and Modifications) privilege under the root directory. In order to change any file, directory or command, you need to acess the root directory first. But, device manufacturers do not allow an end-user to access the root directory as it is vulnerable to the device. But you can get the acess to the root directory and make the changes on them which affect the device's performance and the appearance. This mechanism is called "Rooting".

Purposes Of Rooting

  • Uninstall Pre-installed apps and install apps that has been designed to change the Android system in deep  in order to have improved performance and appearance on stock Android device
  • Install Custom recovery to have advanced back up features and convince the device to accept custom ROM which has been designed customizing official Android firmware. (Rooting is optional when flashing a custom recovery. but better to have a rooted device for smooth flashing process)
  • Flashing Custom kernels to enhance batter power and device performance  - Technically, you do not need to root your device flash custom kernel. But you need to root your device to change kernel settings and tweak the kernel. So, it is better to root your device before flashing a custom kernel

Officially, Rooting is prohibited and may lead device malfunction. Also, your devise manufacturer may not allow you to claim device software warranty as you have tampered the device despite the End-user licence agreement in case you face any critical situation. Also, you may lose your device security as it trips the Knox warrant the cannot be reverted anyway.


How To Root Android

  • One-click Rooting Tools - This is the most simple and easy method to root your Android device. One-click rooting tools have been designed to exploit the Android vulnerabilities which are commonly known as security holes in the Android framework. Technically, One-click rooting tools help Su binary file to access the Android system files using the Android security holes. Su binary is the key component of Android rooting which grant permission apps to acess the system files and work as system files. All the One-click rooting tools are based on this principle and tools works untill the exploit is available on the target firmware

  • Flashing Su binary Along With Utility Software - In this case, Developers create firmware image including the Su binary update and it needs to be flashed in recovery mode since stock recovery does not allow you to flash the modified firmware file on your device with updates. Magisk and SuperSU have been designed based on this principle and require a bit heave rooting process than the one-click rooting process

Root Apps

Root apps play a special role in your rooted Android smartphone. Actually, the key purpose of most Andriod root vers is to use root apps on their smartphones after rooting. As you know, apps are the key element which makes our smartphone as we dream. Usually, Android are you need should be downloaded via Google Play store and some of them can be installed without following any special mechanism as they have been approved as official and has bee granted administrative privileges by your device manufacturer to be launched as part of the system. When you are searching for apps in the Google Play store, you have seen some apps has demanded rootd Android devices to work. It means you have to convince them to acess the system files of your device yourself. But, you cannot do it yourself unless you have rooted your device. Most of the root apps are really amazing and extend the stock features of your Android device making your device more flexible.

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Popular Root Apps

  • Dumpster -Are you always deleting your stuff? If so, Dumpster would be nice to have on your rooted Android device. As you know, Android does not have something recycle bin to collect you deleted stuff as in Windows. But you can have  Dumpster as your recycle bin if you have already rooted your Android. The things you delete are directly sent to Dumpster and you can recover them and app is always free
  • Rashr - This another amazing root app which works as an open-source utility to help backup, restore and flash your device without using a PC.
  • Servicely - A one most popular root apps to protect your device's battery life killing the appointed list of application in every 60 seconds. It prevents unwanted battery drain effectively.

Final Word

Android rooting allows you to extend the abilities of your Android smartphone in an unofficial way. Although the method is unofficial, it allows you to drain all the potential of your Android