What is Rooting an Android Phone and How it Works?

Here is a useful article for the Android users who wants to know about rooting and its Pros and Cons.


Root is a word which comes from the Linux world. The rooting operation on your Android helps you to get full access to the entire file system by making you a Superuser.

What is rooting an Android?

Rooting is the process of allowing users smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to promote privileged control (also known as root access) over various Android systems. As the Android uses the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to administrative permissions as on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system.

 How Rooting Works on your Android Device?

Rooting let all the user-installed applications run privileged commands typically unavailable to the devices in the stock configuration. It is required for more advanced and potentially dangerous operations including modifying or deleting system files, removing pre-installed applications, and low-level access to the hardware itself. The rooting installation also installs the Superuser (SU) application, which supervises applications that are granted root or superuser rights by requesting approval from the user before granting said permissions. A secondary operation is unlocking the device’s bootloader verification required to remove or replace the installed operating system. There are certain things that root can do that normal user can’t-do. The most important of which is that root can access any file, anywhere on the system but a normal user is limited to accessing their own files within their authorized groups.

The advantage of Rooting a phone:

  • Full application control including the ability to backup, restore or batch edit application.
  • Blocks Adds in any apps you want
  • Helps you to Flash a custom kernel
  • Helps you to increase performance by overclocking Cpu

The disadvantage of Rooting a phone:

  • It may void your phone warranty
  • It may reduce the performance if improper modifications are done
  • Risk of damaging phone while installing custom ROM’s and kernels.
  • It has the higher vulnerability of attack by a virus.
  • After the root users won’t get OTA updates from the manufacturer

 To check your Device rooted is Rooted or not:

SuperSU App

SuperSU Root is a completely secure and user-friendly tool that helps any user for the Rooting process. It is a very useful tool that aims to replace any other application you were using to manage your superuser privileges, offering an accessible interface with some very interesting feature.This app has a free as well as a paid version.The free version too is highly reviewed. It roots your phone and always runs in ghost mode. It offers temporary unrooting. The Pro version contains additional features like PIN protection and denying or allowing root access to a particular app for a set period of time.


Finally, rooting your Android device can harm your smartphone, you have to do it at your own risk. Hope this article helps you to know about the roots and its working process, pros and cons of rooting.

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