Why not to Root your Android!
In a rapidly evolving technology-driven age, getting the maximum best of our gadgets always seems a great idea, and sure enough, it is. But should this include rooting your android device? Are there possible glitches that may occur following a rooting procedure? Why should rooting your android device not be a go-to option to get the best out of your device? Well then, here are some reasons.
1. Loss of Warranty
Warranties are always a gold mine, keeping us secured during use for a good while after securing any gadget. But this perk is lost when our device becomes rooted. You surely don’t want to bear maximum cost of devastating repairs that may result from modifying the software that comes with your Android gadget. If excessively memory draining mod applications seem appealing, consider your risk of losing your warranty before squashing your phone flat by rooting.
2. Likelihood of damage
Smartphones made by different brands or companies almost always have dissimilar ways of rooting. While some may come with a boot-loader pre-installed, others may need more expert knowledge and higher difficulty in rooting, thus making ill-informed decisions and performing rooting without guidance by the manufacturer is sure-fire way to hitting the wrong buttons, and further damaging your android device. That’s definitely something you don’t want.
3. You can’t rule out Bricking
If you have no prior knowledge of how to root a device or simply don’t know the processes involved with your own device, chances are high you’ll get your android device bricked by whoever is doing the rooting. Just in case that sounds unfamiliar, bricking occurs when you flout the normal rooting procedure of a device. Since devices differ in how they are rooted, not been acquainted with the nitty-gritty is always one step ahead in getting your Android device bricked. And even if this procedure successful, your device may not be rooted.
4. Bootloader problems
As stated earlier, a boot-loader may come pre-installed on a device. In which case it serves to notify the manufacturer when rooting is about to be performed. It also informs the user of same and the fact that device warranty will be lost. When rooting needs to be done, a user has to reach the phone manufacturer to get a code needed to unlock the boot-loader, and is instantaneously informed their warranty has been lost. Definitely not the best news if this was done unpremeditated.
5. May not be overly useful
Most devices are usually full of features and rooting may only become some unnecessary tweak. Smartphones don’t undergo serious overhaul after rooting and if you are not tech savvy on how to use features that come with a rooted device, you will have wasted your time, lost your device warranty, and put yourself at risk of potential damages if not done properly. And yes! Security risks are also not ruled out.