Rooting your Android device lets you get around the limitations set by your manufacturer. You’re able to remove bloatware, speed up your phone, install latest version, flash a ROM, and more. If you decide to jump to root process, there are 7 things you must do before rooting your Android devices.
1.Back Up Your Files
Backing up everything you have on your phone is extremely important. Rooting is risky business, especially if this is your first time rooting. Something could go wrong, and you might need to wipe your phone clean, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you backed everything up since you can easily re-install everything.
2.Enough Battery Power
Since rooting your Android device can take a while, the last thing you want is a low battery, so make sure you have a fully-charged battery. You may see others recommend at least a 75% battery, but I recommend a full 100%. It’s better to be safe than sorry.But if you have done this many times you know it better how much you need.
3.Know Your Phone’s Information Before Rooting
I know this is going to sound obvious, but sometimes it’s the obvious things that we miss. Before rooting you are going to need to know your device’s name, your carrier, model number, Android version, kernel number, and build number. Why is it important to know this? Knowing this is important because this is going to determine which rooting method is the right one for your Android device. If you follow the wrong guide, you could end up bricking your phone and have a very expensive paperweight.
4.Find a Suitable Rooting Method
A rooting method does fine for one Android device, which doesn’t mean it works for you. You must know clearly about your device specific. According to the device specific, find a suite rooting method.
5.Read and Watch Rooting Tutorial
It’s great for you to read many articles about rooting tutorials and keep in mind. This makes you stay calm and know the complete rooting process. Watch some video tutorial if condition permits. A video tutorial is always better than plain simple words.
6.Know How to Unroot
Chances are that you might have trouble in rooting and want to unroot to get everything back to normal. To make things earlier at that time, you can now search the internet to get known some tips about how to unroot your Android device. Actually, some rooting software also allow you to unroot Android device.
7.Learn How to Get Into Stock Android Recovery
Learning how to get into Android Recovery is not hard at all; you should be able to get into it with a few button combinations such as pressing the power key, Volume+ and home button simultaneously (for Samsung Galaxy smartphones). This is something you should learn before rooting your device just in case something goes wrong, and you need to wipe your phone.
8.Learn How to Flash Your Smartphone’s Firmware
It is important to learn how to restore your Android phone’s firmware because if something were to go wrong, you always have the option to go back to how you were before. You can restore your phone’s firmware with software such as Odin for Samsung or LG Flash Tool for LG devices or sp flashtool for mediatek devices.
Remember to download the right firmware for your specific smartphone. Sometimes the firmware is specific to a device and even a build number.
9.Download the Necessary Drivers for Your Android
This is essential if you are rooting from pc, if you are rooting without computer then forget this.If you don’t install the right drivers for your Android device, the rooting process is not going to work since the computer needs these drivers to communicate with your Android device. You can download the drivers from the manufacturer’s official website, and don’t forget to turn on USB Debugging as well.
10.Read the Comments of the Rooting Method You Are Going to Use
It is always better to learn from someone else’s mistakes, right? So when you think that you have found the rooting method for you, read the comments below it. This way you will be aware of the typical rooting problems the users with your exact phone have gone through, and you will know how to fix it if you ever to encounter them.
11.Methods For Recovering If Your Device Get Bricked
Before rooting you must know the method to how to unbrick your android device as if your device got brick then your android will only stick to boot animation. So better is to know the method to Unbrick your android and that you can search on google and get all the important files before rooting so that you can Fix it by your own.
If you cannot unbrick it by your own, you should visit customer service center to be flashed but don’t tell that you tried to root as rooting voids your warranty.
12.Disable Antivirus and Firewall on Your PC
Some antivirus or firewall setup might interfere with your rooting process. Scan all the files that you downloaded for rooting as it may be regarded as a malware or virus. Besides, disable your antivirus or firewall before rooting.
Rooting your Android device is risky business, and if you are not careful, you can damage your device. The key word here is research, and if you do enough of it, you will certainly have the confidence to root your Android device easily. Don’t forget to give this post a share, and let us know why you decided to root your Android device in the comments.