Should You Risk Rooting Your Android?

Rooting your Android gives you full control over your device which can allow you to do things you normally wouldn’t be able to do on a non rooted Android. You can permanently delete system apps to free up memory, you can also overclock or underclock the CPU. This all sounds great but there are also disadvantages that come with rooting your Android phone. Here we are going to talk about whether rooting a phone is worth it or not and how it impacts the smartphone.


A rooted phone can become infected with malware a lot easier than a nonrooted phone. This is because apps can now have root access to the phone which can leak a lot of data. It’s recommended to use virus protection if you have a rooted phone. Be very careful about what apps you download and what sites you visit. Something important to note is that rooted devices can’t follow through with updates on most newer smartphones.


Rooting your phone will void your warranty but if you don’t care about that then continue on. You can always unroot your phone but that may be a little annoying if you don’t know what your doing.

Bricked device

A bricked device is another way of saying that a phone has become unusable. If you don’t know what your doing, rooting a phone can brick your device if you aren’t careful. If you are interested in rooting your phone and aren’t an expert or don’t know one then it’s recommended to use an old Android that you don’t really value much. This way if you do end up bricking the phone it’s not a huge loss.

So is rooting your Android worth it? It’s more of an opinion. Because of the high risk of malware and lack of updates on some phones I’d go with no, especially if somebody doesn’t really know what they’re doing.

Author: Craig Perez

I post about technology and other topics.

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