Thinking Of Rooting Your Device - Then, Read This



Android Rooting has become a madness by now. Because Rooting is the best mechanism to reflect your preferences and desires. A non-rooted device never lets you fulfil your Android desires or hopes since device abides to perform manufacturers desires and preferences. If you are someone who is enthusiastic about Android, I am sure you may know that Android is an Open-Source platform. It means all Android users are free to make changes and customizations to the Android operating system. So, you may be thinking why you can't make at least a simple customization to your Android phone although  Android is officially released as  Open-source platform. Let's dive in to the topic and find out.

Android Operating System


Android is developed by Google and initially, Google released Android in 2008 as an Open-source operating system. It is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. The Android operating system was originally developed for Google Pixel smartphones. As mentioned above Android is open-source and the source code has been released under a licence from Google. That is why you can find Android on your smartphone although it is not a Google Pixel smartphone. As Android has been designed to fit Pixel smartphones best, other device manufacturers change the original source code to match with their smartphones. This mechanism causes to become your  Android device slow and poor in performance when time passes. The changes which perform by device manufacturers to the Android system prevent you from customizing your device's Android operating system. Each manufacturer changes the Android as they want and lock the operating system before selling the device to keep devices out from unauthorized modifications.

How Do Android Device Manufacturers Prevent You From Android Customizations


As mentioned before, almost all Android smartphones manufacturers need to keep their devices away from unauthorized parties. The basic and key strategy of preventing modifications is to lock the bootloader of the  Android operating system. This mechanism is well-known as OEM Lock. The bootloader is the first programme that runs when you run your Android smartphones. It checks and initializes the hardware and software when the device starts. Most of the device manufacturers keep the bootloader locked to prevent installing Custom ROMs and doing Android rooting. Actually, unlocking a bootloader does not do any huge difference to your device. But it is the first step to unlock your device bootloader manually using a tethered fastboot mode command line. After unlocking your device technically, you are free to flash a custom recovery,  install a custom ROM or flash root package. But when it comes to rooting, OEM Lock becomes less important since you can root your device fully without unlocking the bootloader. OEM Lock depends on the devices and some devices come with it and some devices come with unlocked bootloaders.


 How To Root Your Device


As mentioned before, each Android smartphones come with a modified version of Android and users are not allowed to customize it. If you are willing to customize your Android smartphone according to your preferences you need to work against the manufactures law.  In Android, all the essential system files has been placed in the "Root" folder and it has been hidden in the deepest level of the Android operating system. Manufacturers has put a security layer to prevent users from accessing the root folder. When you root your device you pass this security layer and acess the root folder. Then, you become a superuser since you can acess all the system files and commands that are previously limited for device manufacturers and developers. Generally, Android vulnerabilities and security defects are exploited to acess the root folder.  You can use several ways to root your device and one-click rooting tools are most popular among them. Despite the one-click rooting tools, you can use fastboot and ADB commands, root flashing utilities to root your device.


Why Should You Root Your Device


Actually, it is hard to point out if the rooting is legal or illegal since it is a mechanism against the agreement between the users and the manufacturer.  In this case, the maximum drawback that you may have after rooting is losing your device warranty unless you have not used your rooted device for any criminal case. Despite these negative effects, you can have a number of positive results after a proper rooting mechanism. Here are the top rankings of them.


Allow users to install custom recovery and custom ROMs
Allow users to re-configure system settings
Flashes custom kernels
Install third-party apps, games, tweaks and themes
Allow users to use root-only apps

Final Word


If you are thinking of rooting your device based on others' inspirations or self inspirations, you need to study the rooting mechanism until you can understand the rooting process yourself and until you have the ability perform the mechanism yourself while taking appropriate decisions when necessary. It is because you are dealing with the valuable part of the Android system through the rooting process.

How To Root Any Android Device Manually Using ADB or Fastboot

Android Root


Android Rooting is the initial step to customize your Android device as you want. Rooting can be done in several ways and most popular way is using one-click rooting tools. But some users fail to root their devices using one-click rooting tools due to incompatible exploits or incompatible Android versions. In such cases, users have to use ADB or Fastboot commands to root Android devices. Actually,  ADB or Fastboot method is not recommended for Android newbies since it requires some advanced technical knowledge. If you are interested in rooting you need to enhance your knowledge before starting the process.

Root Android APK Vs  ADB And Fastboot 


Root Android APK refers to one-click rooting tools which must be downloaded on Android devices directly to root Android devices. Most of the root Android APKs are only compatible with Android KitKat to Lollipop. So, users need to get to know about ADB or Fastboot method to root higher versions of Android using a computer

What Are ADB and Fastboot



ADB and Fastboot allow users to acess the Android system when the device is connected to PC or Laptop. ADB and Fastboot have different qualities. ADB is working on Android when it is running and allow users to acess system folders and hidden settings. Basically, ADB commands allow users to copy system files to the device, copy system files from the device, sideload system updates. When it comes to Fastboot, Fastboot allows users to acess more partitions than ADB. You can acess the Android system, data partition, boot partition, and other available partitions using Fastboot commands. As mentioned above, the ADB command allows users to access the system folder when Android is running. But Fastboot only allows users to acess the partitions when Android is not running. It means your device needs to be in Fastboot Mode in order to use Fastboot commands.

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How To Download ADB and Fastboot 



The best and most reliable way to download Android ADB and Fastboot is to visit the Android developer website. Before downloading the ADB and Fastboot make sure to enable USB debugging mode on your device. your device cannot accept the command that your PC send through the ADB or Fastboot without enabling USB debugging mode. You can enable USB debugging mode as follows.


1 Step - Settings > About phone > tap on Build number seven times
2 Step -  Go to  Settings > Developer options
3 Step - Enable USB debugging 


Now download ADB and Fastboot from Android developer website. After downloading unzip the zip file and you will see all the content in the platform-tools folder. If you are using Windows as your Pc do not forget to install device drivers according to your device. Though downloading ADB and Fastboot form Android developer site is reliable, it takes more time and space. Alternatively, you can try 15 seconds ADB Installer from XDA developers to perform most needed 3  Android tasks. That are ADB, Fastboot and Drivers


Get Ready To Root Your Android Device Using ADB and Fastboot 


1. Unlock the bootloader of your device
2. Get confirmed that your device is running on stock recovery
3. Install correct USB drivers on your PC ( No need for Drivers on Mac or Linux)
4. Download correct root package for your device
5. Download  TWRP.img file for your device on your PC/laptop
6. Download ADB and Fastboot on your PC
7. Install ADB drivers on your computer


How To Root Your Android Device Using ADB and Fastboot 

1 Part - Install TWRP.img file On your Android Device


1 Step: Set up ADB and Fastboot 
2 Step: Place TWRP.img file that you downloaded in "ADB and Fastboot" folder
3 Step: Enable USB debugging mode and OEM unlock
4 Step: Now, connect your device to the computer
5 Step: Next, go to the ADB and Fastboot folder and open a command Windows
6 Step: Use Shift+Right click on any empty white space and select "Open command window here"  to open a command window
7 Step: Next, type " adb reboot bootloader" and press   "Enter" button to enter recovery mode on your device

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2 Part - Flashing Root Package



8 Step: Check your device screen and if you see "Allow USB Debugging" message   tap on "OK" to give your permission
9 Step: When your device enters recovery mode, use volume button and select "Apply Update from ADB Sideload"
10 Step: Type "fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img" and press "Enter" button
11 Step: Now, the custom recovery will install your device
12 Step: Finally, enable the custom recovery mode on your device using the specific button combination  and flash the root package


Conclusion


If you are an enthusiastic Android user, A successful rooting may be one of your Android dreams. Though rooting seems to be a simple task, you need to study about it deeply before go ahead. Because a simple step that you put wrongly may lead a damaged Android device.








How To Root Android Samsung Galaxy S4 Using iRoot

As you know, Andoird rooting has become easier than before thanks to one-click rooting apps. Android rooting allows users to go beyond and experience the real functionality of their devices. Perhaps you may not know that your Android device has been locked to some extent by your device manufacturer in order to deny accesses from third-parties. The Android is open-source but your is not open-source. Android is open source and nay one can change the system and present it as his own product. But you cannot customize Android OS of your device since manufacture has created it doing customizations on pure Android system and present it as his own product. If you need to customize it, you have to remove the software restrictions on it exploiting the Android vulnerabilities.


Rooting And Its Features

Most of Android users are now aware of the benefits of rooting. As same as the advantageous side rooting also has a disadvantageous side too. If you have an intention to root your device, first of all, you should have a clear idea about rooting and its features. Rooting is a technical task related to your operating system and it allows you to access the core of the Android system. Actually, rooting is an unofficial task and manufacturers do not allow you to have the privileges that are offered under the device warranty after rooting it. Because rooting process loosens the tight security background on your device and allows any app, any malware and virus to get into the core of system unless you have used root access management tool. Also, Google security check does not allow you to use any banking or financial app after rooting device. Because it recognizes that you have made some alters to the original system of the device and considered as a corrupted device. In addition to these bad effects, there is a higher chance of device bricking when rooting your device. Because rooting process directly connects with Android system and in case of improper alterations, the system permanently bricks and your device become useless. After reading the bad side of the rooting let's find out what are the positive features of rooting. As it says there is a silver line in every dark cloud, there are so many positivenesses of rooting if it is done correctly.

  • Allows you to experience and enjoy the features which have been locked by the device manufacturers
  • Allows users to flash Custom ROMs and experience the new appearance of their devices
  • Gives users to chance to flash custom kernels to improve the performances of the device which has been locked by device manufacturers to protect the durability of the device
  • Ability to uninstall the apps  that have been installed by device manufacturers
  • Allows users to install apps which needs root access 
  • Users can use energy savings apps which requires root access
  • The apps come with locked features can be unlocked after rooting the device

What Is iRoot 

iRoot is one of one-click rooting tool which can root a number of Android device.iRoot is available as the PC version and APK version. Both versions are easy to use and the PC version has a higher success rate than the APK version. iRoot APK version supports Android 2.3 to 5.0. The app is available in both Chinese and English language. Be careful to check the language when downloading the application.


Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 was released in 2013 and currently, this product has been discontinued by the Samsung. But some users still use it and it is not completely out of the consumption. Most users use the device for testing purposes and innovations. If you have an idea to root your S4 device for any purpose you can try our iRoot.If you are not interested in iroot or it fails to root your device you can use Samsung Odin to flash a root package on Galaxy S4 device. Download here. Samsung Odin is recognized as the official flashing utility for Samsung Galaxy devices. But it does not contain the one-click rooting facility. It can only flash the root packages.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 Using iRoot 

Note: Android Rooting voids your device warranty and may cause to brick your device

1 Step - Charge your device and make a complete back up of your device
2 Step - Download and extract the iRoot application on your Windows computer 
3 Step - Install the relevant USB drivers on your Windows computer
4 Step - Enable USB Debugging mode on your Android device
5 Step -Launch the iRoot programme and connect your device to the computer. Click on the "Connect Device" button 
6 Step - Wait until the programme detects your device
7 Step - As soon as your device is detected, click on the "Root" button on the interface



You can download iRoot APK version on your device directly after enabling Settings > Unknown Sources and use it as a regular app to gain root access.

Final Word

iRoot is very simple and easy to use application which can root thousands of smartphone models. Whatever the tool, there can be issues when proceed. Therefore make sure to back up your device take the necessary safety steps before proceeding. Even though Android is risky it is the first and simple step to Android customization.