Everything About Android Rooting

Everything about Android Rooting-About,Methods & Unrooting process

Everything About Android Rooting

Android is a Smartphone operating system (OS) currently developed by Google, Android OS is based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets. If you have ever used linux then you can easily do many of thing and also you can understand the term ROOTING and superuser(SU) Easily and if not then Andro Root’s this post will help you to understand Android Rooting and also help you to Easily root your android device. As Android uses the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to administrative (superuser) permissions as on Linux OS or any other Unix-like operating system such as FreeBSD or OS X. In this post we will discuss about all the related term, which are related to Android Rooting.We will also try to give answers of these regular questions in this Post:-

  • What is Superuser?
  • What is Root Access?
  • What is Android Rooting?
  • Why Rooting is Performed?
  • How to root any Android Device?
  • How to Root Android device with Pc ?
  • How to root Android Smartphone without PC ?
  • Advantage and Disadvantage of Rooting an Android Phone ?
  • How To Unroot Your Android Smartphone?
  • At Last, Some Tips and Tricks Related To Android Rooting?

What is Superuser?

Lets start with Superuser, Superuser or su is very powerful term in linux. It gives the super and powerful permission to a linux user to access and modify or making changes in the root directory of the System OS.In linux OS we use “su” in terminal for root permission but in android there are some Root Managing apps which will make things more easy for the users.There is terminal emulator is also available for android and some of the most popular linux commands works in it.you can easily find one in google play store for free.

What is Root Access?

Root access in Android OS is sometimes compared to jailbreaking devices running the Apple iOS operating system. However, Android Rooting and Jailbreaking are different concepts: Jailbreaking is used to bypass several types of Apple prohibitions for the end user, including modifying the operating system (enforced by a “locked bootloader”), installing non-officially approved applications via sideloading, and granting the user elevated administration-level privileges (rooting).But Android devices lock their bootloaders, and many vendors such as HTC, Sony,Asus and Google explicitly provide the ability to unlock devices, and even replace the operating system entirely. Similarly, the ability to side-load applications is typically permissible on Android devices without root permissions. Thus, it is primarily the third aspect of iOS jailbreaking (giving users administrative privileges) that most directly correlates to Android rooting.

What is Android Rooting?

Android Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android OS to gain privileged control (known as root access) over various Android subsystems.Rooting lets all user-installed applications run privileged commands typically unavailable to the devices in the stock configuration. Rooting is required for more advanced and potentially dangerous operations and tasks including modifying, removing or deleting system files, Uninstalling pre-installed applications, and low-level access to the hardware itself (rebooting, controlling status lights, or recalibrating touch inputs.) A typical rooting installation also installs the Superuser application, which supervises applications(as explained above in What is Superuser?) that are granted root or superuser rights by requesting approval from the user before granting said permissions. A secondary operation, unlocking the device’s bootloader verification, is required to remove or replace the installed operating system.

Why Android Rooting is Performed?

Android Rooting is performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some Smart devices. Thus, We can say that Android rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized applications that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. On Android, rooting is also performed sometime to the complete removal and replacement of the device’s operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.

How to Root any Android Device?

There are Many ways, methods and Apps which can root Android Smartphone easily.All have their special Requirements, advantages and methods to root.If we compare the popular and working rooting Procedures then we can easily divide them in three types.Both of them are explained below.

  1. PC Methods
  2. Without PC Method or One Click Method
  3. PC + Custom Recovery Method

lets start with first one-

1)How to Root Android device Using “Pc Method” ?

There are many Windows apps that can Root your Android Device Easily. Some of the most popular apps for Android Rooting are:- 

    • iROOT
    • Kingo Root
    • KingRoot
    • Wondershare TunesGo etc….

Basic Requirements and steps for Android Rooting using PC Method:

Requirements for All Apps:-

  1. The App(iROOT /Kingo Root etc)
  2. Windows Pc 
  3. Data cable
  4. Internet Connection
  5. Device with full charged battery 
Basic and Common Steps for all apps
  1. Download and install the app 
  2. Enable Usb debugging 
  3. Connect the device with pc through data cable 
  4. The app will download and install required driver. 
  5. Click on Root
  6. That’s it.Your Phone will be rooted.
Still have some confusion than don’t worry, There are some examples of ” PC Method at Andro Root” in which we have explained all above steps one by one.
Examples of Android Rooting Using “PC Method at Andro Root”:- 

    >>If you don’t have custom recovery for your device then you can make your own with our this guide How to Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Smartphone.

    Ok now we have explained the procedure of Android Rooting using Pc Method now we are proceeding to the next type which is-Without Pc Method

      2)How to root Smartphone using “Without PC Method” ?

      (One click Root Method)
      Some Well known apps to help you to root Your android device without PC

      • FramaRoot
      • KingRoot
      • Kingo Root(Beta)
      • iRoot app
      • TowelRoot etc.


      Requirements:-

      1. The App(FramaRoot/KingRoot etc)
      2. Charged Smatphone
      3. internet Connection (few required)


      Steps:-

      1. Search the app on google and download it
      2. Install it
      3. Click on Root.That’s it

      3) PC + Custom Recovery Method

      • This method is very successful for smartphones having android KitKat+ (Android K, L, M, N, O) android version.
      • Custom Recovery is Required.
      • Superuser’s flashing File is Required.
      • Steps-
        1. Unlock the Boot loader.
        2. Allow USB debugging
        3. Install the required drivers in PC.
        4. Find or make the custom Recovery for your Smartphone. Andro Root: How to Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Smartphone
        5. Flash the custom Recovery in your phone using ADB shell.
        6. After successful flashing.Reboot into recovery mode.
        7. Flash the superuser’s flashable .zip file. done.

      Advantage and Disadvantage of Rooting an Android Phone ?

      Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices. Thus, rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized applications that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user.There are Advantage and Disadvantage of Rooting.lets start with the Positive side means Advantage of Rooting.

      • Advantage of Rooting an Android Phone

      1. Run Root required Applications(15 Must Have Apps After Rooting Your Android Smart Phone)
      2. Run Custom ROMs
      3. Free Internal Storage( How To Speedup Your Android Smartphone Easily.)
      4. Remove unnecessary app from System.
      5. Block Internet and wifi For a particular app.(15 Must Have Apps After Rooting Your Android Smart Phone)
      6. Install app in system.(Replace launcher.)
      7. Modify Settings.(Theming,Notification led,Power menu,button behavior and so on)
      8. Backup app data
      9. Replace system boot animation,sounds, font etc.
      10. You can do many more thing with Xposed app.which required root permission.
      11. Restore deleted Photos, Vidios and Other Files using Recovery App.

      • Disadvantages of Rooting Your Android

      1. Your Phone Might Get Bricked (if something goes wrong)
      2. You End up Voiding Phone’s Warranty.
      3. Your phone will be less secured.
      4. In some model of popular smartphone After rooting you will not get the system update.

      How To Unroot Your Android Smartphone?

      This is the last term in our Post Unroot mean rollback to the Non Rooted system.If you want to Rollback to the non Rooted android version then there are Five method to Unroot Your Rooted Smartphone.

      Method 1)Unroot Your Android Smartphone using the Rooting Softwares and apps-

      If you have rooted your phone with any Software or app(like Kingo Root,Framaroot..etc) just install it again and open it and Click on UnRoot.(if with pc method connect the phone with pc through data cable).

      Method 2)Unroot Android Smartphone using “Superuser app”:-

      Steps:-
      1. Launch the superuser app.
      2. Click/Tap on settings.
      3. Scroll down to the “Cleanup” section.
      4. Click/Tap on “Full unroot”
      5. Read the confirmation prompt and then tap on “Continue”
      6. Reboot.

      Method 3)Unroot Android Smartphone using “ Universal Unroot app”:-


      Download Universal Unroot app from Google play store.
      open it and click on unroot.

      Method 4)Manually Unroot Your Smartphone using Any Root file browser:-

      1. install Root browser/ES File Explorer/X-Plore File Manager from google playstore.
      2. Open it.
      3. Go to  /system/bin/
      4. Delete the “su” file.
      5. Go to /system/xbin/
      6. delete the su file here as well.
      7. Go to /system/app/
      8. Delete the superuser.apk.
      9. reboot.

      Method 5)Flash stock rom.


      Download the stock Rom and flash it with SP Flash tool.
      This guide will help you in this method

      Some Tips and Tricks Related Android Rooting:-

      1. Never try something extraordinary without proper knowledge.
      2. Always make a system and contact backup before doing any changes.
      3. First do some research work. Before making any changes in system.
      4. Always Unroot Before Going to service center.

      Conclusion:-
      In this Article “Everything about Android Rooting” we have discussed about SuperUser, Android Rooting, Methods to Root any Android Phone,Advantage and Disadvantages, Unrooting process and some tips.This Article or post is only for Informative purpose.Do it on your own risk we will not be responsible for any damage and if you bricked your phone.

      About Sourabh Kumar

      Sourabh Kumar is a Tech savvy B.Tech(ECE) student living in Jaipur, India. He is a Blogger and fan of photography, technology, Robotics, and design. He is also interested in programming and innovation. He loves technology, gadgets and Spends lots of time with them.

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