Root Android Phone : Meaning, Advantages And Disadvantages

Am pretty sure that every now and then you have come across topics on the internet teaching and discussing on how to root android phones, devices and other related topics, did you ever wonder what it meant to root an android phone? Well, I too used to imagine what it meant but I now got a better understanding to the term and I want to share with you here.

Meaning Of Root Android Phone Or Device

Rooting an android phone or device is simply a process that allows an android user to attain privileged control over his/her device. When an android user root his android device, he gets access to all system files on the device and also gives the user the ability to change or perform certain operations on the device which normally cannot be done.root android phone meaning

Advantages Of Rooting Android Phones Or Device

There are basically lots of advantages to performing the above function but am going to list just a few here.

1. Gain Full Control Over Your Android Device: Rooting your android device will give you access to change the system files, boot images and more on your device thus giving you full control.

2. Install Custom ROMS: Normally there are customs all over the internet, ROMS that will entirely change your device thus giving it a new look and feel. When you root your android device you get a custom ROM and customize your device to your taste. You can even choose to install ROM that will improve performance of your device, speed and battery.

3. BackUP and Restore Your Entire System: Performing the rooting process will also give you the opportunity to backup your entire system on a memory card.

4. Update To Latest Android OS Version: When you root android phone or device, it will allow you to update your device to the latest version of android device Operating System(OS).


I really do not think there is an advantage without a disadvantage and same is applicable to when you root your device, the major disadvantage in performing the rooting process is the risk of damaging your android phone or device. Yes you heard me right, if you didn’t perform the rooting process properly, you run the risk of causing demage to your phone or device. More so, due to improper rooting, the device phone might over-cloak or under-cloak thus leading to the device processor to over-heat and in some cases, the device might explode, so I suggest you take precaution when rooting your android device.

Hope this helps?

In my subsequent posts, I will be teaching on how to root most android devices like the tecno N7 and more.

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About Adeniyi Samuel

Adeniyi Samuel who is the CEO at TechYan blog is a blogger who loves blogging and enjoys what he does, he loves teaching what he knows and sometimes talks too much ;), You can follow him on twitter via @trueinternet


  1. Ismaila A. Jonathan says:

    I now have an android but I preferv to leave it the way it is. I am satisfied with the specs anyway.

  2. abm maikano says:

    realy want to kow much about the rooting procedure and the significants of rooting droid sys.

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