Pros and Cons of Rooting Your Android Devices
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Rooting is the most commonly discussed topic among tech enthusiasts nowadays. While a few users pretend to be rooting evangelists, others are quite sceptical about the process. It mostly depends on the user and their device model. Like every other procedure, it also has several pros and cons that need to be known before one roots their device.

For the uninitiated, here are the top 10 facts you need to know before rooting your smartphone.

Let's discuss the six most common advantages and disadvantages of rooting one's smartphone.

Advantages of Rooting:

Latest Update

Google frequently updates the Android operating system. Each edition features several new features along with the necessary bug fixes and security patches. Though a few smartphone users consider themselves lucky to get the update, some are never able to get it officially and rooting is the only option for them to upgrade the OS.


After rooting, you need to install a custom ROM on your device. Most of the custom ROMs feature great improvements in terms of speed and functionality.

Back up your Data

Android operating system locks a few storage areas (accessed by system) for keeping the device safe. Deleting or modifying or even taking backup of those data is impossible until you root your smartphone and gain SuperUser access.


The term "bloatware" has become synonymous with manufacturer-installed apps. But in reality, a few of them are quite useful in nature, while others are useless. Because the apps come pre-installed, those can't be removed unless you root your smartphone.

Disadvantages of Rooting:

Security Concern

Though rooting a device is a simple step-by-step guide, the after effects of rooting is not really a child's play. By default, your smartphone manufacturer is held responsible to take care of most of the security measures. Once you root your Android smartphone, your device becomes open to malware and other threats. So be careful and make sure how to effectively handle permissions to keep your smartphone safe.

Root at your own risk

Though a few new smartphone makers support rooting, most of them don't encourage the process. You might void the warranty of the smartphone once you root it.

If you follow a wrong guide for rooting or try it with inappropriate files, you may brick your smartphone.