Want to squeeze the full potential out of an Android phone? Rooting is the best way to do it. If you think you’re an Android geek then, you should know about rooting. Android is an open-source operating system used in almost every smartphone device except Apple (They have their own operating system called ‘iOS’). Android offers tons of customization options to users such as change the default launcher, split-screen, multitasking, full-screen gestures, etc. However, rooting an Android smartphone enables admin-level functionalities that you can not normally. So, here I’ll give you the top 8 reasons to root your Android phone right now.
8 Reasons to Root Your Android Phone
1. Custom ROMs & Recoveries: Most Android users root their phones in order to install a fresh custom ROM and recovery. You can enjoy a whole new Android UI with a bunch of extra features. By installing a new custom ROM, you can also upgrade your Android version. However, the Android bootloader must be unlocked to perform this operation. XDA is one of the most popular sources to find out custom ROMs and recoveries for your specific Android model, check it out now.
Related: How to Flash Custom ROM on Android
2. Camer2 API: Camera2 API was introduced with Android 5.0, which now gives more accessibility and controls to third-party camera apps, such as Google Camera, etc. You can enable camera 2 API on your rooted Android phone and control your device camera manually. Camera 2 API features include RAW image capture, control shutter speed, manual ISO, and other manual camera controls.
Here’s a dedicated tutorial that you can follow to enable Camera 2 API on an Android phone. What is Camera2 API? How to Enable Camera2 API in Android?
3. Hack Wi-Fi Passwords: One of the main reasons to root your Android phone is hacking WiFi passwords in just no time. That’s correct. There are so many WiFi hacking apps for rooted Android phones that use a method known as “Brute Force Attack” to crack any WiFi password. In this attack, a WiFi router gets brute-forced simultaneously by a list containing thousands or millions of password combinations and finds out the correct password in a few seconds only. If you want to do the same thing, it’s the right time to root your Android phone.
4. Uninstall System Bloatware: System bloatware is preinstalled software or apps. These apps take some memory in storage, send usefulness notifications, and sometimes slow down Android phone performance. And, the most frustrating thing is that Android phone users do not have permission to remove system bloatware. To do this, you’ll have to root your Android phone. Once rooted, use the Link2SD app or System App Remover to uninstall system apps from your Android phone.
5. Overclock CPU Performance: Yes, it’s possible to overclock an Android CPU and GPU performance by rooting your device. There are several methods can be used to enhance the overall performance overclock an Android. One of the popular methods to do that is change your device kernel. You can easily flash a new custom kernel on your Android phone through TWRP recovery.
6. Increase Data Network Speed: You’ll be shocked if I tell you that you can increase your internet speed by rooting your Android phone. If you’re facing a low internet speed problem at your home or in your area, use this technique to increase the speed of your internet. To do this, go to Google Play Store > search Network Signal Guru > then, tap to install the app. Once installed, grant the root permission to the app and test your internet speed at different network bands (Such as B3 1800+, B5 850, B40 2300, etc). When you find the perfect network band option for you stick with that.
7. Tweak Your Android: There are quite a few frameworks for Android to tweak your Android, Xposed is the most popular one. It works perfectly with rooted Android phones and allows users to add or remove any new features to the device within just a second. Using the Xposed framework, you can get the latest Android features in your old Android phone and add other useful modules. Some popular Xposed framework modules are greenify, gravitybox, XUIMod, Face unlock, CustoMIUIzer, etc.
8. Change IMEI and Device ID
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