Do you have an Android device and want to root it so you can update it to a newer version of Android? Luckily, it's not as hard as you think, and you can do it without delving into Android's system BIOS. For more information on the terms "rooting" and "unrooting", the benefits of rooting, why you would want to root your phone and why you wouldn't, first check the FAQ at the end.
Backup your data first before rooting
When you do anything on your Android device, you should back up your essential files. Rooting will erase your phone data. Therefore, back up whatever you want to keep to cloud storage, SD card or your PC.
Contacts can be stored in your email account, while photos, documents, and other data can be stored in your Google account. If you already have a backup or don't care too much about the information on your phone, don't hesitate to save time and move on.
How to Root and Unroot Android Using Magisk
From afar, the easiest (and most popular) way to root your Android phone is to use Magic. This application doesn't actually modify the base code like direct rooting. Magisk leaves the system partition alone; this only change the boot partition.
The main advantage of using Magisk is that it modifies code without you needing root access. You can change read-only permissions, edit files, etc. without going through the tedious root process.
Another name for this type of rooting is "systemless root". Since this only changes the boot partition, you still have proper access to Google Play. Magisk also lets you access sites that block rooted phones. You can also adjust basic settings, manipulate configuration, etc.
How to Root or Unroot Android Using Android App
Believe it or not, some file explorer apps like ES File Explorer and RS File Manager have a feature to access root files.
To use any of the apps listed above, you need to enable root access. For situations where you only need to add or manipulate files, ES File Explorer and FS File Manager work just fine without going through that tedious rooting process.
Notes: Allowing root access is not the same as rooting your phone. You just change user permissions to allow access to root files. ES File Explorer and FS File Explorer use this permission to give you access.
How to Use ES File Explorer to Access Root Files
- Download and install ES File Explorer from Google Play Store. Make sure the developer is « GreenSoft Infotech ». Also check spelling and spacing. Many copycat apps try to take control of your phone and data.
- Launch "ES File Explorer", tap the menu button in the top left section, then tap " Root " to enable root file access.
- Back on the main screen, navigate to the root folder (labeled as "/"), then navigate to "System -> bin, xbin or sbin," depending on what you need. You can also browse other folders in the root.
How to Use ES File Explorer to Root Your Phone
- Open ES File Explorer, click the menu button, then click " Root. »
- Find it "box occupied" et " his " files and delete them. If you can't find them, return to "/" and open it « application » case. To erase « superuser.apk. »
- Restart your Android phone and it should restart without root.
How to Access Root Files or Remove Android Using RS File Explorer
Generally speaking, the RS File Manager process to access root files or unroot your phone is the same as ES File Explorer above. The only difference is the navigation through the menu options.
Can I just factory reset my device to remove it?
Unrooting your device via factory reset depends on the version of Android you are using and the rooting software used. In some cases, you may be able to root your device by restoring the operating system to factory settings.
Does rooting a phone void the warranty?
Yes, in most cases. Even if you root your phone, there are ways to tell if the software has been modified. For example, if your flash counter has a number other than "0", manufacturers will still void the warranty.
What is rooting or uprooting?
Technically speaking, rooting your phone means giving yourself access as a root user with administrator privileges. Unrooting your phone consists of removing your administrative privileges and your access as a root user; it is NOT a root removal process in the OS like the English language would have you think.
Rooting lets you change system settings, access system files, upgrade the operating system, and sideload apps rather than installing them through Google Play or similar stores. Rooting an Android device basically allows you to manipulate the native operating system. You can personalize your phone or tablet in ways that are usually blocked by the system. This function includes installing some applications which are not normally allowed, uninstalling bloatware, adjusting bootloader, upgrading OS version, installing other system operating and much more.
Unrooting is just another term for removing your admin privileges. Like Linux OS and even Windows, you will always have an administrator account in the system.
Anyway, you find that the words rooting and rooting your phone are used interchangeably on the web and in conversations. This scenario does not make things easier. Rooting is the process of gaining administrative control, and unrooting is the method of removing your root status, not removing root.
Why would you want to root your phone?
Second, upgrading the operating system on your Android smartphone may not be possible. Compatibility issues with new processes and functions could potentially overload internal components to the point of failure. While you may not want to update your phone, it's important to remember that many of these updates contain essential security fixes. So if your phone is capable of a newer version of Android, it might be worth it.
Third, when you root your phone, you lose some level of protection, which allows risky apps to open and distribute malware, spyware, and other dangerous stuff. Also, hackers have a better chance of infiltrating your phone and manipulating it.