HOW DO YOU ROOT?

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MO­BILES -

so by flash­ing one of the cus­tom ROMs avail­able. Search for the one that is best for your phone. Over­clock­ing/un­der­volt­ing: The ac­cess to hard­ware com­po­nents af­ter root­ing makes it pos­si­ble to over­clock or un­der­volt the An­droid pro­ces­sor. There are spe­cial apps in the Google Play store to han­dle this task. Per­for­mance: Over­clock­ing and ker­nel tweaks help im­prove the overal per­for­mance of the phone. But this can also se­verely dam­age your phone. BaseBand: Post-root­ing, you can also up­date the baseband of the smart­phone to im­prove sig­nal strength. Un­lock­ing ad­di­tional fea­tures: You can also gain ac­cess to fea­tures such as Wi-Fi and USB teth­er­ing. Al­though op­er­a­tors in In­dia sup­port these fea­tures, car­ri­ers abroad charge ex­tra for the same. Sim­i­larly, if the phone is de­signed to be NFC-en­abled, root­ing will un­block the same.

DE­SPITE ALL THE BEN­E­FITS AND AND­VAN­TAGES DO RE­MEM­BER THAT IF YOU ROOT THE DE­VICE, YOUR WILL VOID THE WAR­RANTY OF THE SMART­PHONE. THE RISK OF BRICK­ING IS ALSO AT­TACHED WITH ROOT­ING. THIS MEANS THAT ROOT­ING CAN MESS UP THE PHONE’S SOFT­WARE SO BADLY THAT IT WON’T WORK ANY MORE AND WILL BE AS USE­LESS AS A BRICK

Af­ter good re­search, root­ing an An­droid smart­phone might seem like child’s play. The root­ing process dif­fers from one An­droid smart­phone to an­other. So it is al­ways ad­vis­able to read about the hand­set you are plan­ning to route.

The In­ter­net is flooded with dis­cus­sions about root­ing, but the most pop­u­lar fo­rum for de­tails on root­ing An­droid smart­phones is the XDA fo­rum. Read what peo­ple have to say about root­ing a hand­set, the method they used and the is­sues they en­coun­tered af­ter­wards. Pro­ceed only if you are con­fi­dent.

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