How to Root Android

19 Feb 2013 23:30 | Hits: 1901

Tips on How to Root Android By Using Universal AndRoot and SuperOneClick Rooting Tools

Tips on How to Root Android By Using Universal AndRoot and SuperOneClick Rooting Tools

For those who own Android-based smartphone, they will be familiar with the rooting process. It is the method to create a full access to your Android system. By doing this process, the features and the overall performances of Android device can be customized and improved as well. Even though this process is not highly recommended, but there are many users interested in this rooting activity since they will be able to install third party applications (instead of Android Market), change the appearance, overclock the processor, install custom flash ROM, wired tethering, wireless tethering, and remove the crap-ware. The following are the information about how to root Android phones by using Universal AndRoot application.

Before we begin with the first step about how to root Android device, it is advisable for you to know about the application first. Universal AndRoot is one of great rooting tool for Android as it has been well-known for its efficiency and also for its capability to keep the warranty from being avoided. This tool can perform the rooting process for several OS version starting from Cupcake (1.5) Donuts (1.6), Eclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3).

For your reference, this is the list of smartphones that can be successfully rooted by using Universal AndRoot. Those devices include Google Nexus One, Google G1, HTC Hero, Magic, Tattoo, Dell Streak, Motorola Milestone, Motorola Droid, Sony Ericsson X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, Acer Liquid, Acer beTouch E400, Samsung Galaxy Beam, Samsung galaxy 5, Vibo A688, Lenovo Lephone, LG Optimus GT540 and Gigabyte GSmart G1305.

The procedure of rooting Android by using Universal AndRoot is very simple. First thing before doing the process, you need to download the application first. When you have downloaded the program, store the file in your microSD card. The file has the extension of .apk and then you have to install it on the device. Once the installation process is completed successfully, you will be able to root your phone by launching the program and then press "Go Root”. There will be other options such as "Unroot”, but you don’t need to opt for it. After the rooting process has finished, you will be able to customize and improve the performance of the smartphone.

Actually, there is another simple method to root Android device namely by applying the SuperOneClick application. This is the free program that anybody can download from the internet. It runs using either Windows or Linux operating system. There are several things you need to prepare before doing the rooting process which include Microsoft Framework 2.0 or higher (for your PC), USB driver of your Android phone, and the necessity to switch the phone to "USB Debugging mode”.

After you download the program, install it on your PC computer and then launch the application. Then connect the handset to PC but keep in mind that you don’t need to mount the memory card. Press the "Root” option and then wait for the rooting process until it has completed. The message "Root files have been installed!” will appear when the rooting has been successfully carried out.

There are things to consider before you root the device including the needs of backing up the entire data first and also the knowledge about the risk of performing this operation. But overall, the author hopes that this post will present the comprehensive information about how to root Android without damaging the device and also voiding its warranty. [IS]