Some of you Gals out there want to know what rooting your phone actually means. To have ROOT implies one thing, full control of your device. Rooting grants super user access, giving the user full permission to all the files and directories on their phone. It also removes all the software/firmware limitations and restrictions. This is done for the same reason a person would “jailbreak” an iphone, a term we hear very often! Having this kind of authority over your gadget is all about the power users that are wanting more from their “stock” device.
Listed below are a few of the popular reasons users choose to be apart of the rooted alliance. Remember, to be able to utilize these, super user rights must be granted!
- SetCPU allows the ability to manage CPU speeds that are supported by the kernel. This can increase battery life incredibly while the device is idle.
- ShootMe is an application that allows screenshots to be taken with just a simple shake of the phone. This lets the user share with the community how customized their phone is!
- Flashing Custom Roms- There are so many talented developers out there that spend their time creating personalized Roms! They strip them of the garbage such as carrier bloatware, which allows the phone to run smoother and be more responsive. Android is open source, take advantage of that!
- Nandroid backup allows anyone with root to make FULL system backups, just in case something goes wrong testing that new ROM/theme you will be able to restore your backup as if nothing was changed.
If having access to every possible function your gadget is capable of interests you, check out xda-developers. Do some research about your phone and rooting to see if it is something for you or not. The process has been greatly improved so “bricking” your phone is a term that is slowly fading away. For some people it just isn’t for them, but to the others…root on! I have attached a few screen shots using ShootMe of my rooted EVO running a CyanogenMod custom rom, enjoy ♥