Android has come a long way. This development started from the beginning of his presence until today when his figure is everywhere.
The price is getting cheaper and cheaper, but with even more qualified quality specifications.
Android Development Flashback
If we remember the time, at the beginning of its presence, the counting of the speed of the Android processor was still done in units of MHz only.
During 2012-2013, various low-end and mainstream Android phones started offering dual-core processors with speeds above 1 GHz.
Currently, there are more quad-core to octa-core mobile phones even in a relatively affordable price range.
The question is whether these cheap cell phones are fast in terms of performance.
Well, not, because, alongside the development of the specifications, the existing applications have also evolved, so whether it was then or now, there is not much difference.
Finally, people with low-end phones (including myself) have optimized their phones in various ways. Most of these optimization optimizations, of course, require root access.
What is the root?
Rooting is a process that allows users of Android smartphones or tablets to have full access to change or modify their Android system.
The root is usually used by people who like to tinker with mobile phones, want to beautify their appearance and perform better than before.
We can change system settings with root and even replace the default Android ROM (called Custom ROM).
What are the risks of rooting Android?
Today, low-end mobile phone users are not the only ones rooting their phones. There are also many high-end mobile phone or tablet users who are determined to root their gadgets.
When I first got my hands on an Android phone, I immediately started tinkering, rooting, and installing custom ROMs on my phone. The result is entirely satisfactory.
Also, quite a few people have said:
- “Unrooted HP is no good”.
- “HP without root is like that”.
- “If your phone is not rooted, it has no taste”.
- And other similar expressions.
Well, as I said earlier, those who say that are primarily for those who like mods. Eh eh.
But rooting is not without risk, you know. The chances are many if you are determined to put down roots. Some stakes are light, and others are heavy.
For those interested in rooting, it is mandatory to read this article till the end to increase your knowledge about rooting.
So what are the risks of rooting? Here is the discussion:
1. Root eliminates warranty
The first risk is the loss of the guarantee. Surely you’ve heard of it.
It is a real risk. When your HP has been successfully rooted, it immediately loses its warranty.
This is because we have changed the system access to full access, which presents the risk of damaging the integrated systems (explained in the following points).
Therefore, most smartphone or tablet vendors don’t want to risk fixing a root-damaged device. They could lose money.
But don’t all vendors allow rooting of their products?
Of course not. Some smartphone or tablet vendors allow rooting of their products. Some are free, and others are subject to certain conditions.
As for the warranty issue, it can always reappear if the rooted mobile phone is unrooted again.
Unrooting is a process to remove full access to the Android system so that it becomes limited again as before.
Well, “it said” that unrooting can restore the warranty of the previously rooted HP. But I’m not sure because I’ve never seen a rooted phone get damaged and enter a service centre.
2. Rooting process potentially damages the system
In some cases, the rooting process can also potentially damage the system, especially if the rooting procedure is incorrect. The damage usually comes in the form of a boot loop.
Boot loop is a glitch where Android cannot enter the system but gets stuck on the logo and keeps repeating (looping).