Mar 13, 2016

Everything About Android Rooting

Everything about Android Rooting-About,Methods & Unrooting process

Everything About Android Rooting
Android is a mobile operating system (OS) currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. If you have ever used linux then you can easily do many of thing and also you can understand the term ROOTING and superuser(SU) Easily and if not then our this post will help you to understand Rooting and also help you to root your android device. As Android uses the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to administrative (superuser) permissions as on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system such as FreeBSD or OS X.. In this post we will discuss about all term which is related to Rooting.

What is Superuser?

Lets start with Superuser-Superuser or su is very powerful term in linux. it gives the super and powerful permission to a linux user to access and modify or making changes in root directory.In linux os we use "su" in terminal for root permission but in android there are some apps which will make things more easy.There is terminal emulator is also available for android and some of the most popular linux commands works in it.you can easily find one in google play store for free.

What is Root Access?

Root access is sometimes compared to jailbreaking devices running the Apple iOS operating system. However, these are different concepts: Jailbreaking is the bypass of several types of Apple prohibitions for the end user, including modifying the operating system (enforced by a "locked bootloader"), installing non-officially approved applications via sideloading, and granting the user elevated administration-level privileges (rooting).But Android devices lock their bootloaders, and many vendors such as HTC, Sony,Asus and Google explicitly provide the ability to unlock devices, and even replace the operating system entirely. Similarly, the ability to sideload applications is typically permissible on Android devices without root permissions. Thus, it is primarily the third aspect of iOS jailbreaking (giving users administrative privileges) that most directly correlates to Android rooting.

What is Android Rooting?



Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android os to gain privileged control (known as root access) over various Android subsystems.Rooting lets all user-installed applications run privileged commands typically unavailable to the devices in the stock configuration. Rooting 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 (rebooting, controlling status lights, or recalibrating touch inputs.) A typical rooting installation also installs the Superuser application, which supervises applications(as explained above in What is Superuser?) that are granted root or superuser rights by requesting approval from the user before granting said permissions. A secondary operation, unlocking the device's bootloader verification, is required to remove or replace the installed operating system.

Why Rooting is Performed?

Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices. Thus, rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized applications that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.

How to root any Android Device?

There are Many ways,methods and Apps which can root Android Smartphone easily.All have their special Requirements,advantages and methods to root.If we compare the popular and working rooting Procedures then we can easily divide them in two types.Which is explained below.
1)With PC 
2)Without PC / Directly with Phone

lets start with first one-

1)How to Root Android device with Pc ?


There are many apps which can Root your Android Device with a PC.


Some of the most popular apps are:- 
iROOT
Kingo Root
KingRoot
etc....

Basic Requirements and steps for Rooting with PC

Requirements for All Apps:-

  1. The App(iROOT /Kingo Root etc)
  2. Windows Pc 
  3. Data cable
  4. Internet Connection
  5. Device with full charged battery 
Basic and Common Steps for all apps
  1. Download and install the app 
  2. Enable Usb debugging 
  3. Connect the device with pc through data cable 
  4. The app will download and install required driver. 
  5. Click on Root
  6. That's it.Your Phone will be rooted.

>>>Still have some confusion than don't worry i am taking an example of Kingo Root for rooting Intex aqua Power(android 4.4 kitkat) and explaining all above steps one by one. <<<

Root Android Device With "Kingo Root"



Kingo Root is totally free and easiest Android rooting tool. KingoRoot works with almost every android device. Plus you can un-root / remove root with kingo android unroot function. Latest Kingo root is compatible with all Android versions and devices.Kingo Root 1.3.5 is the latest available. Which have better stability and compatible over Android Lollipop root & grater compatibility over android devices. you can download through the link given below(Kingoapp website' home page)

  • Requirements:-
  1. A windows Pc/lappy with Internet connection.
  2. Android smart phone must by >70% charged
  3. Kingo Root
  4. USB Data cable
  5. Must Enabled USB DUBUGGING in your phone.(You can find this option in Settings>Developer options)
    1. Download  SuperSU - From Google Play
    2. Download Update-superSU-v1.94.zip 
  • STEPS:-
Everything About Android Rooting
  1. Make a complete backup with your stock Recovery before attempting all the process.  
  2. Make everything ready and connect your device to your pc through data cable.                  
  3. Download Kingo Root.exe and install it in your pc.
  4. Connect your Android Smart Phone and PC through USB Data Cable.
  5. Run Kingo root.exe from your desktop.
  6. First it will show "Not Connected"message but then It will automatically download and Install all required drivers and files so just wait.
  7. After Successful installation of Drivers A new message will be visible "Connecting
  8. After Everything completed "ROOT" button will be visible on the windows just click on it.
  9. Allow USB DUBUGGING in your Smart Phone. Kingo Root App will be Installed and launched in your Smart Phone automatically. 
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  10. Now in your PC Kingo root tool will download some required files and scripts and it will take some time(7-10 minutes) to root your device so just wait and watch.
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  11. After everything complete a new windows will be opened with the message of "Root succeed" in your PC and also in Kingo Root App.
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  12. Now in your Android Smart Phone a new app"Kingo user" will be installed automatically and it is similar to the superuser or su app.
  13. Open the App if a message appear that the su binary is out of date update it then flash the downloaded zip file Update-superSU-v1.94.zip in recovery mode and install the superuser app.
>>If you don't have custom recovery for your device then you can make your own with our this guide How to Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Smartphone.
Ok now we have explained the procedure of Rooting with Pc Method now we are proceeding to the next type which is-Without Pc Method

2)How to root Smartphone without PC ?

(One click Root Method)
Some Well known apps to help you to root Your android device without PC
FramaRoot
KingRoot
Kingo Root(Beta)
iRoot app
TowelRoot
etc.

Requirements:-
  1. The App(FramaRoot/KingRoot etc)
  2. Charged Smatphone
  3. internet Connection (few required)


Steps:-
  1. Search the app on google and download it
  2. Install it
  3. Click on Root
  4. That's it
Notes:- 1.All apps have their own requirements.based on karnel and android version.
2.Pc Methods have some advantage and they support latest Larger number of devices.
3.Please Make A complete backup through  recovery of your device.

Advantage and Disadvantage of Rooting an Android Phone ?

Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices. Thus, rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized applications that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user.There are Advantage and Disadvantage of Rooting.lets start with the Positive side means Advantage of Rooting.

  • Advantage of Rooting an Android Phone


  1. Run Root required Applications(15 Must Have Apps After Rooting Your Android Smart Phone)
  2. Run Custom ROMs
  3. Free Internal Storage( How To Speedup Your Android Smartphone Easily.)
  4. Remove unnecessary app from System.
  5. Block Internet and wifi For a particular app.(15 Must Have Apps After Rooting Your Android Smart Phone)
  6. Install app in system.(Replace launcher.)
  7. Modify Settings.(Theming,Notification led,Power menu,button behavior and so on)
  8. Backup app data
  9. Replace system boot animation,sounds, font etc.
  10. You can do many more thing with Xposed app.which required root permission.


  • Disadvantages of Rooting Your Android

  1. Your Phone Might Get Bricked (if something goes wrong)
  2. You End up Voiding Phone’s Warranty.
  3. Your phone will be less secured.
  4. In some model of popular smartphone After rooting you will not get the system update.

How To Unroot Your Android Smartphone?

This is the last term in our Post Unroot mean rollback to the Non Rooted system.If you want to Rollback to the non Rooted android version then there are Five method to Unroot Your Rooted Smartphone.

Method 1)Through the Software or app-


If you have rooted your phone with any Software or app(like Kingo Root,Framaroot..etc) just install it again and open it and Click on UnRoot.(if with pc method connect the phone with pc through data cable).

Method 2)Through Superuser app:-

steps:-
  1. Launch the superuser app.
  2. Click/Tap on settings.
  3. Scroll down to the "Cleanup" section.
  4. Click/Tap on "Full unroot"
  5. Read the confirmation prompt and then tap on "Continue"
  6. Reboot.

Method 3)With Universal Unroot app:-


Download Universal Unroot app from Google play store.
open it and click on unroot.

Method 4)Manually Unroot with and root file browser:-

  1. install Root browser/ES File Explorer/X-Plore File Manager from google playstore.
  2. Open it.
  3. Go to  /system/bin/
  4. Delete the "su" file.
  5. Go to /system/xbin/
  6. delete the su file here as well.
  7. Go to /system/app/
  8. Delete the superuser.apk.
  9. reboot.

Method 5)Flash stock rom.


Download the stock Rom and flash it with SP Flash tool.
This guide will help you in this method




Some Tips and Tricks:-

  1. Never try something extraordinary without proper knowledge.
  2. Always make a system and contact backup before doing any changes.
  3. First do some research work. Before making any changes in system.
  4. Always Unroot Before Going to service center.
Conclusion:-
In this Article "Everything about Android Rooting" we have discussed about SuperUser, Rooting, Methods to Root any Android Phone,Advantage and Disadvantages, Unrooting process and some tips.This Article or post is only for Informative purpose.Do it on your own risk we will not be responsible for any damage and if you bricked your phone.

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