What is ROOT? Why Should you ROOT your Android Phone? Rooting and Root EXPLAINED | 2016
What is root?
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Root just like the root of a tree is the Basic Directory of Android. So the actual definition of root is “/” , this is the directory that contains everything that’s on your android . The system admin is also called root , so theres the normal user and the root user , the root user can access everything that’s under the root directory. Without root access you and all the user apps can only access the storages and the app data , but with it you become the root user and you can now allow apps to access the root directory !
What is rooting?
Rooting is the process of gaining root! To root your device you have to place some binaries in /system/xbin and to do that you have to unlock your device which voids your warranty. There are different ways to place the binaries but most used is by flashing using a custom recovery.
What does root do?
- After rooting your phone you can run root only apps that have way more functionality than non root apps.
- You can install xposed framework and use thousands of modules , I made a video on xposed check that out
- You can delete , replace or add new system apps and elements.
- And you can flash custom roms!
- Is rooting illegal?
Nop , its totally legal to root your phone!
- Does root void warranty?
Yes and no, Rooting doesn’t void warranty but unlocking your phone does , so in the process of rooting you will void your warranty. Unless your phone is already unlocked , then you can just unroot!
- I flashed a custom rom and now my root is gone!
Flashing a custom rom wipes the whole system and adds new stuff ,so the root binaries will also get removed. You will have to root again! But Most roms have root built in you just have to enable it in settings.