Rooting Questions and Answers!

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Oct 7, 2012 5:18:55 AM via Website

Hello! I rooted my HTC Sensation 4G and now I want to revert it to original factory settings. I have a recovery thing (think its called Revolution) and I want to take that out as well. Thank you!
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Jan 17, 2013 12:26:45 AM via Website

How can I root Samsung Galaxy S III
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Apr 23, 2013 8:45:49 AM via Website

Steven Blum
What exactly is rooting?

Rooting your Android involves adding a small Linux application called "su." It stands for SuperUser, and allows applications and commands to run. The root user is the boss and can do anything on the device with "su" in place, including simple things like clearing the cache and also more complicated things like tethering a PC or an iPod touch.

Why would I want to do it?

Certain things you can only do with a rooted phone, like installing the software from other phones (think Sense or TouchWiz). Additionally, some apps like Titanium Backup only work on rooted devices and can help you backup all of your data before you switch phones. Rooted devices can also run other apps like Ad Free, which gets rid of all advertising on any app in your phone and Shoot Me, which allows you to take a screenshot of anything.

Is it dangerous? Will it void my warranty? What if I end up ruining my phone?

Rooting can be dangerous, depending on the device, it always voids your warranty and it can end up breaking your phone. By messing with your phone's internal DNA, you could end up fiddling with the wrong thing and brick your phone. Usually, you can still recover it, but not always. All major carriers and manufacturers state that altering or using un-approved software voids the warranty, so proceed with caution.

You've also got to be careful about the kinds of apps you install on your rooted phone. Read all the reviews and pay special attention to what kinds of permissions the app asks for.

Can I still receive over-the-air updates from my carrier?

Maybe. Most updates are designed to work with original software, so they need to check to make sure your software is just as they left it. If you decide to un-root your phone, usually you can update it again.

Can I un-root my phone?

It depends. Some phones are insanely easy to revert back and some are really difficult. This is the most important thing to research before you begin your rooting expedition.

In conclusion, so long as you do your research, rooting can give you an extra level of control over your Android phone. If you decide to root, consider the advice we've laid out here. The risks are real, but so are the rewards!


Thanks for the info
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Apr 27, 2013 10:06:23 AM via App

Steven Blum
What exactly is rooting?

Rooting your Android involves adding a small Linux application called "su." It stands for SuperUser, and allows applications and commands to run. The root user is the boss and can do anything on the device with "su" in place, including simple things like clearing the cache and also more complicated things like tethering a PC or an iPod touch.

Why would I want to do it?

Certain things you can only do with a rooted phone, like installing the software from other phones (think Sense or TouchWiz). Additionally, some apps like Titanium Backup only work on rooted devices and can help you backup all of your data before you switch phones. Rooted devices can also run other apps like Ad Free, which gets rid of all advertising on any app in your phone and Shoot Me, which allows you to take a screenshot of anything.

Is it dangerous? Will it void my warranty? What if I end up ruining my phone?

Rooting can be dangerous, depending on the device, it always voids your warranty and it can end up breaking your phone. By messing with your phone's internal DNA, you could end up fiddling with the wrong thing and brick your phone. Usually, you can still recover it, but not always. All major carriers and manufacturers state that altering or using un-approved software voids the warranty, so proceed with caution.

You've also got to be careful about the kinds of apps you install on your rooted phone. Read all the reviews and pay special attention to what kinds of permissions the app asks for.

Can I still receive over-the-air updates from my carrier?

Maybe. Most updates are designed to work with original software, so they need to check to make sure your software is just as they left it. If you decide to un-root your phone, usually you can update it again.

Can I un-root my phone?

It depends. Some phones are insanely easy to revert back and some are really difficult. This is the most important thing to research before you begin your. rooting expedition.

In conclusion, so long as you do your research, rooting can give you an extra level of control over your Android phone. If you decide to root, consider the advice we've laid out here. The risks are real, but so are the rewards!
I have Intex Aqua Sx v.2.3.6
Please help me to root this device
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Sep 19, 2013 2:40:54 PM via Website

Thanks for the useful information provided here. Keep sharing and updating.
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Nov 18, 2013 8:27:29 PM via Website

hi Aaron how you doing hope oll is fine , i hav search for days on how to root mytorch 4g HTC and upgrade it to 4.0 but i havnt got a way out. so please would u help me with a tutorial. please help me that
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Nov 18, 2013 8:30:07 PM via Website

try 1 click root
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Nov 28, 2013 11:46:05 AM via Website

dave bro
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i want to root my arc s but i donno how?
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http://wiki.rootzwiki.com

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Go to settings > Security > Mark "Unknown sources"
Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging
Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode
PC Companion installed on your PC.

1) Connect your phone to PC and wait for the adb drivers to be installed. If these drivers don't get installed, phone would not be detected by Eroot.
Make sure nothing else is running on your PC in the background.
2) Download rooting toolkit. and run it. If any downloading starts, cancel it by clicking the green button. Don't let the eroot download anything.
It should now detect your phone and show an option to "-root". Just click on it, wait till it finishes
3)Rooting done, If by chance it fails for the first time, give it another go. it won't harm your phone in any way.
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Mar 30, 2015 8:20:28 AM via Website

I only know one thing - before root andorid phone ,people need to do backup data about android phone.

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Apr 9, 2015 10:50:04 AM via Website

Hi Carmine, I'm sure your device is on bootloop and I do have the same situation as yours before. I've been feeling so exhausted searching over the net on how to resolve the case on my exhbit and finally, I reached rooting-android.com site and there, they helped me out all the way to bring back to life my device.. so happy with there aid and I rooted it again, the result is so amazing, if you want real help in a real time, you better go to this site, and I can still remember, it was Oscar who helped me.. maybe you could also ask for him too.. :D Hope you'll have your device back.. :):):) bless you!

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Dec 2, 2015 6:42:31 AM via Website

Android rooting is the process of allowing users of android smartphones and android tablets or another android device to attain privileged control over the various Android subsystems.

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Jan 12, 2016 4:34:01 PM via Website

Hi I have a samsung galaxy core prime sm-g361f G361FXXU1AOJ1 can some one help me root it

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Apr 15, 2016 8:51:35 AM via Website

Try King Root which can root most Android mobile, including Android 5.1.

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Apr 15, 2016 3:46:16 PM via Website

Can I un-root my phone?

It depends. Some phones are insanely easy to revert back and some are really difficult. This is the most important thing to research before you begin your rooting expedition.

I just want to know that how to research whether we can revert back our phone back after we rooted it?

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Jul 15, 2016 4:26:11 AM via Website

Tom William

how to root Samsung Galaxy S7?

I have same problem...(thinking)

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Aug 4, 2016 2:14:22 PM via Website

hello sir
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