Smartphone is a communication tool that is no longer foreign, even everyone must have it. In addition to facilitating communication, smartphones also provide various applications ranging from chatting, editing photos, videos and games. Various types of smartphones appear and compete with each other to attract as many consumers as possible. Operating systems are usually the main consideration in choosing a smartphone. The Android operating system used by various mobile brands, such as Samsung, Oppo, Lenovo, Asus, HTC and others, is the most loved smartphone by everyone.
Every operating system on a cellphone must have restrictions that prevent the user from changing the system that has been made by the official manufacturer. But for operating systems that are open source like Android, these restrictions can be removed so that users can take over and access all files indefinitely. This limitation process is called root or rooting system. The function of root is to make it easier for users to customize and modify the phone to make it look more attractive and quality.
When compared to Apple’s iOS which is also no less popular than Android, iOS limits its users to modify the device. But iOS users can remove these restrictions, so they can have full rights to download pirated or original applications that are not available in the Apple App Store. This activity is called jailbreaking.
Jailbreaking and root both eliminate cellphone warranty. But on Apple, because jailbreaking does not include cellphone modification, so the warranty can still be restored by restoring the jailbreak iPhone to the standard OS. Whether or not this method works depends on the respective Apple retail service experts. While the Android root gives full privileges for customization, modification and adding features, so the warranty cannot be returned.
However, this root system is already very popular among Android users. And they are also competing to improve the quality, performance and appearance of their phones to make it more attractive.
The rooting system is intended to optimize system performance and improve performance. Before rooting, it’s a good idea to ask and consult first with people who already know or are experts in their fields. This is to avoid mistakes and unwanted things. Users who root Android have administrator privileges to open locked files, so they can fully modify their Android. Then what are the advantages of Android phones after being rooted?
Excess After Root
1. Adding Storage Space
The default mobile or bloatware application sometimes has a size that is large enough so that it takes up a lot of memory. Even though the application is rarely or almost never used. If your cell phone is not ripped off, you can handle it by force closing the application from the settings menu. This method can reduce the memory used. But if your cell phone is ripped off, you can freely delete the application so that storage space increases and can be filled with other applications.
2. Free Download Application
Google Play Store is the largest application sales market and is only available on Android phones. Compared to the market in other operations, the Google Play Store has more applications that number in the thousands. But even though there are thousands, there are several applications that are not found on Google Play. This causes Android users to download it from a web browser. Before being ripped off, sometimes not all applications from the browser can be downloaded. But if it has been, you are free to download the application from anywhere, whether pirated or original.
3. ROM customization
Rooting an Android phone makes you look like a developer who can change, add or even damage an existing system. ROM customization serves to modify the appearance of the cellphone, from themes, fonts, keyboards, lockscreen, and so on. In addition, it also adds more internal memory to make it more free to store various applications.
4. Improve Custom Kernel Performance
Custom Kernel is responsible for connecting Android applications on mobile hardware. This custom kernel also functions to make battery charging faster and use more durable. With the rooting system, the performance of the custom kernel will be increased and maximized.
5. Move the application
Some specific applications such as Whatsapp or BBM can only be stored on internal memory and cannot be moved to external. This causes the internal memory to be potentially full faster and can cause the system to work rather slowly. With Android root is able to open these restrictions, so that applications can be moved to external memory.
6. Adding Processor Ability
The processor is the main component of the cellphone. Function to control all system performance. By doing an overlock processor on a cellphone that has been rooted, it can increase the ability of the processor to be faster and maximum. Overlock processor is a process of increasing the processor speed to exceed the default speed or standard of the cellphone.
7. Block ads
Ads that are often pacing in applications, browsers and games sometimes make users annoyed. Besides disturbing the view, the number of advertisements also makes the application run slow. Android root also serves to block all these ads, namely by downloading the AdAway application. On non root cellphones, blocking ads can also be done. But the way is not as easy as when your cellphone has been ripped off.
8. Increase RAM Capacity
RAM serves to assist the processor in storing and monitoring applications that are running. The greater the RAM capacity on the cellphone, the multitasking capability or the ability of the cellphone to run many applications at once, is also getting bigger. But too many applications are opened, it can also cause full cellphone RAM and the system runs slowly. This is often a problem for gamers. So they use root to increase RAM capacity or outsmart it by using the Greenify application that can make RAM work lighter and perform more optimally.
9. Saves HP Battery Power
Batteries are the same as RAM, their energy will run out quickly if too many applications are opened. The limitation is to calibrate the battery to save battery power. The trick is that after your cell phone has been rooted, you can download battery calibration on the Google Play Store to calibrate the battery so that its use can last longer.
10. Data Backup
Mobile phones that have been rooted can not only backup files, but also be able to backup applications and systems. This is intended to anticipate if an HP error or application is accidentally deleted. If this happens, then you will grab the data that has been backed up, so you don’t have to download the application again.
Shortage After Root
There are advantages, there must be shortcomings too. Likewise with the rooting system on Android phones. After the cellphone is rooted, cellphone performance will be more maximal and faster. But over time, there is a possibility that problems will arise on the system or device. What are the shortcomings of the root system?
1. Eliminating the Official Mobile Phone Warranty
Although the duration of the cellphone warranty is still long, the official manufacturer of Android will not be responsible for damage to the system or device components, if you know the cellphone has been ripped off. There is a possibility of success in unrooting, but the percentage is very small. If you really want to root your cellphone, it’s better to do it when the cellphone warranty is up.
2. Root Error
Errors in the root process can occur. This is usually caused by incorrect download of the root application, does not complete the root process until it is complete or the battery is weak during the root process. This can cause the work of the cellphone system to be disrupted and even cause the cellphone to die completely (bootloop). Therefore you should be careful and better not root if you are lacking experts.
3. Prone to Viruses and Malware
Android root completely eliminates cellphone security systems. The absence of a level of security, the cellphone is very vulnerable to viruses and malware that can attack your data. Even the worst risk is that these viruses can cause your cellphone to become an error or die. If you still want to root, then you must be prepared for this risk.
4. Loss of Automatic Updates
Usually Google updates the Android system every 3 months. This system update is useful for repairing or updating the system, features and applications. Unrooted mobile will update automatically. But the cellphone that has been rooted, the update will automatically disappear, so you have to manually update.
5. Decreased system performance
Rooting makes the system work beyond the mobile capacity limit. At first, the cellphone will run as expected. But over time, due to being too forced to work fast, the quality and performance of the system can decrease.
6. Faster Heat Phones
Excessive optimization of the system and device will make the cell phone battery heat up fast. Heat in the battery can be delivered to all layers of the cellphone. Better stop using when the temperature is hot. Even though the battery will run out, do not charge it first. Wait until the temperature drops or returns to normal, then your cellphone charger.
7. Application does not work
Another consequence of the root of Android is that it can cause some applications such as the camera to be error or unusable. In addition, WiFi and Bluetooth features can also sometimes not be activated. If this happens, you should unroot your cellphone. Unroot is to return the cellphone to its original state.
8. Hardware Damage
Although Android is open source, but sometimes the Android system rejects the existence of root and this can cause damage to the device and system components. Better before root, find out first about your cellphone type if it can be ripped off and if possible you can use which method.
9. HP Restart Automatically
Excessive use of the cellphone can cause the cellphone to restart automatically. This can happen because the system has really worked above its capabilities. It’s better to stop using if you feel the cellphone is starting to run slowly. Give time for your cellphone to rest so that it can be used again later.
10. System durability is reduced
Seeing the shortcomings that have been mentioned above, of course, makes the cellphone power reduced. Root does improve system performance, but its durability will not last long. Different if it is not rooted, the system runs normally according to its strength and capacity.
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