Rooting, aka Superuser, is used to expand the functionality of Android operational system.
With root access you can:
- Disable firmware upgrades or revert to previous firmware version
- Remove adds from your apps
- Delete built-in apps and sounds
- Build in apps and sounds
- Change the look of Android beyond recognition (change icons, background), edit apk and system files
- Extend the life of your battery’s charge (if one charge lasted you 1 day, then with root rights you can increate it to 1,5 – 2 days)
- Improve the performance and responsiveness of your device
- Make your processor work faster or slower.
Disadvantages of rooting your device:
- No way of automatically getting official firmware upgrades (you can do that manually)
- Disabled brand perks from the developer
There are several types of Android rooting:
Full Root – permanent root rights that can’t be undone after you reboot or in any random way, there’s also an ability to edit system
Shell Root – also permanent root, but unlike in Full Root you can’t edit system
Temporary Root – temporary root access that disappear when you reboot your device.
More about the ways to get root access (CLICK HERE)