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Human species have a strong tendency to reorient anything and everything which is of personal importance to them. Smartphones have almost taken an eminent role as a companion in their lives, however, this post is not a critique of how relationships have taken a back seat in the face of technology. To bring up this facet of personalisation in the smartphone, many users opt for rooting their smartphones as it gives them almost full control over the gadget and a better access to many more features and  apps of their choice.

Gaining root access on Android is similar to running Windows as an administrator. You gain full access to the system directory and can make changes to the way the OS operates. While making you a more capable user, rooting also entails various risky and nasty effects on your smartphone. The post below mentions the downsides of rooting your android smartphone.

Security Hassle

With rooting one can reign over their mighty gadget-smartphone. Despite your knowledge and right skills, the phone is bound to get affected and you have no means to stop it. Rooting makes your smartphone vulnerable, as with the root access there is nothing left in the gadget that can shield the it from defamatory action of the apps, to the extent that your useful system files can get corrupted or deleted, your personal information can be wrecked and also runs the risk of a soft or hard brick.

No Warranty Ensured

Owing to risks associated with rooting and ensuing effects on the gadget, rooting is not something what is supported by manufacturers. Various brands often bestow their smartphones with a system in the gadget that keeps a check on the amount of tampering done with the firmware and also takes a note of the installation of any unofficial software. This system also easily tracks whether a phone was ever rooted or not. While there are tricks to bring this state to zero, however, there is no assurance of whether the warranty department could be out-witted with this manoeuvre. Thus, there is almost no escape from losing out on warranty.

Course of Action

Rooting involves a series of actions or steps that vary from brand to brand and from device to device. While most android devices can be rooted by flashing SuperSU through TWRP, however, different devices entail a somewhat different procedure to gain full access through rooting. With such specificity of procedures, one is likely to make blunders. And while making your device more congenial, you might just end up making it useless.

While giving you the perk of precedence over your gadget, rooting, also has some risks following its endowment to your smartphone. While this post is not to scare you or defend the preloaded system of your gadgets, rather it is a caution against the damaging approaches that you might take up while rooting your device. With rooting you get a huge access to your gadget that was previously not within reach and was strongly desired. The post already mentions how rooting add on to the vulnerability of a smartphone. As android is very secure it requires much effort to break the security in away that grants root access. The cumbersome process and that too entailing a risk of a hard brick with a loss of warranty, requires a second thought on the part of the smartphone user. Here it is important to be aware and give a thought on what was the purpose of this action or was it even needed?

While smartphones already give out a decent amount of access to us, however, considering why a root or more access is required should be the first step before proceeding with rooting procedure. What use it might be if your smartphone turns into a brick or loses out on warranty, if rooting serves no purpose to you or is even not worth the risks. So a good idea here would be to get a smartphone that is good to go without rooting, and allows you to access a major chunk of its features without much hassle of the rooting procedure. Brands like Sony, Panasonic India Smartphones, Samsung etc. bestow you with system apps, themes and a bunch of other features that are available at your disposal without the pain of rooting your device.

It is always a good idea to avoid rooting if you have no extravagant demands from your smartphone, as while giving you the power it also endows you with responsibility. Different brands have different approach of rooting, with most of them making it difficult. The final choice is always yours.

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