A Beginner's Guide to Android Rooting | Easy Reference

Android in the one of the widely accepted OS in devices(phones,Tabs etc) these days because of its largely managed apps and control it give to its users.Where is honey so bears are there......
I mean because of its popularity it is one of the hotspot for attacker these days.So,I thought of sharing few security tips with my readers,for that the apps we need to work with will be functional on certain criteria that is we need to have root access on the device.Before going into the security part of it I would like to give my readers a basic idea about rooting.

What is Rooting in Android?

"Root" as you all may be knowing is related to Linux and it is analogous to administrator in Windows.So rooting an Android device means we get the full access and freedom on the functionality of the device,in windows language we can say we have the admininstrative previlage.So,the process by which we get the root access/previlage is called "Rooting".

Why we need Rooting?


1. Full access and control over the device.(Superuser access)

2. Make your device fast to your wish.

3. Add more apps of your choice.(Will be covered in the next Post)

4. Use the OS version of your choice.

Disclaimer: Root may cancel/void your warranty.Carry out the process at your own risk,the author will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your device.
How to root an Android device?

Instead of giving a detailed tutorial I will cover the basic overview of how this is exactly done and the tools and software associated with it.Here it is worth mentioning that all the android based devices do not have excatly the same rooting procedure.So,here I have listed out all the possible methods.

Note:Install Microsoft .Net Framework version 2.0 or greater.
         Enable USB debugging in device settings.
         Need USB drivers for your device and install it.
The first and foremost thing is to find the method which is compatible with your device(just Google it)

1.Rooting Android devices with SuperOneClick.

2.Rooting Android devices with Universal Androot

3.Rooting Android devices with Z4Root.

4.Rooting Android devices with flashRec

5.Rooting Android device using Easy Root.

6.Unrevoked Method:
If the above mentioned methods are not compatible with your device then you may try this method.This method is mostly used for HTC devices.You may download Unrevoker here.

 A Reference of how to "Root a HTC wildfire(Video Tutorial)".

You may need the below mentioned help before working with Unrevoker.
  
     * S-off tool  Revolutionary (Download)
    
     * You may need a Rom to get downgrade(Download)
   
     * Need to find the HBOOT version,as we may need it.


7.Rooting Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices with GingerBreak.

If the Android is 2.3 then no need to downgrade it to 2.2 and start rooting,you may see if your device is compatible with GingerBreak exploit.Follow the reference here as this may help you carry out the steps.

After you are done with rooting then you may install the desired OS version and add your custom ROM.

I hope this post will come to your help.If you feel that I need to add any thing else then feel free to drop a comment. :) 
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comment 42 comments:

Rio@mobile applications development on October 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM said...

Thanx for recommending GingerBreak. Because I don't want to downgrade my 2.3. The only question is - where do I check the compatibility? Just Google it?

Glad M on October 28, 2011 at 3:51 AM said...

Hi this good blog about the android you have good 7 points to android users .

Jameson W on October 28, 2011 at 6:07 PM said...

Hi, thanks for the helpful article.

Just wondering though:
If I root my HTC Desire (which is currently running Android 2.2) will I be able to safely update to Gingerbread when it becomes available for my device? Or should I wait to update before I root it?

Thanks again :)

Satyajit (Admins,a.k.a Satosys) said...

@Jameson

Rooting an android device does not mean to update the OS it support...but you can get full control on the device as I mentioned in the post.

Thanks for visiting.

Satyajit (Admins,a.k.a Satosys) said...

@Rio
Yes you can find it through Google....or you can follow the links provided in the post.

Thanks for visting.

john@flippa clone on October 29, 2011 at 7:24 AM said...

Does this rooting is suits for all android versions or any specific one's

Mike P on November 1, 2011 at 6:17 AM said...

I've been thinking about rooting my Incredible for some time. Still kinda nervous about it. It would be far to costly if I somehow messed it up.

Royan Naimi on November 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM said...

i like this artickel, everything about android is interesting...

namita on November 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM said...

The fact is that the first Android phone to be released was the G1, developed by HTC and released in 2008 and from then many good features changes have been made till now, Android is one currently the best selling mobile operating system in the world.i do have it

Alexis Esquia on November 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM said...

I'm looking forward to the next post, about how rooting can help me add up different apps of my choice. I love maximizing my android phone to the fullest.

Misley on November 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM said...

I learned a lot of things in this article.
Very nice article!

Edgars on November 8, 2011 at 10:26 PM said...

Thanks for this article. I'm buying a htc phone with android so this will be very useful. :)

Gordon on November 11, 2011 at 6:26 PM said...

Just followed these steps and my android is rooted. Thanks!

Radu on November 12, 2011 at 5:13 AM said...

I like that you took the time to explain this properly. I've read some other tutorials and they were not so explicit.

tocino on November 13, 2011 at 11:29 PM said...

very helpful. bookmarked!
im planning to buy my first android next week.
was thinking of samsung device but anyone who can post suggestion is much appreciated

Gem on November 15, 2011 at 6:56 AM said...

Being an android phone user myself, this would be a great help to heighten the security of my smartphone. Thank you so much!

Victoria on November 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM said...

My question is same where can I check the compatibility.

Catalin Botezatu on November 18, 2011 at 12:13 AM said...

Yes, is an useful method for coders and those who want to know exctly what they do , but is very dangerous for those who can don't know what they do as they can ruin the phone

Sheen Edward on November 21, 2011 at 8:22 AM said...

Now, I can tighten up my smartphone security. As a beginner, your article is very helpful and worth my time reading. Thumbs up!

JOY on November 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM said...

very good use for this article

Hilywatson on November 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM said...

I call this highly informative post concern to Android Rooting.

As rooting is very much useful as it gives us super access means complete access.

Thanks a lot for your hard work for us behind this.

Adrian Flyer on November 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM said...

Thanks a lot for This nice introduction. It helped me a lot.

Ramiro on November 25, 2011 at 10:37 AM said...

Off to root my Galaxy Ace! Or at least I'll try...

Dudley Smith on November 28, 2011 at 4:20 AM said...

Are there any non-Windows Mobile based phones out there that are capable of:

-ActiveSync (Outlook)
-Pull out keyboard?

Ever since HTC pulled out of the Windows Mobile market (now Droid based), I've not been able to find a phone for a mobile professional with these features.

Help would be appreciated.

Celine on November 28, 2011 at 6:35 PM said...

I've heard that Android phones tend to crash a lot more than iphones. Whats your take on that?

Tim R. on December 1, 2011 at 5:51 AM said...

I just read Steve Job's biography and thought there were some interesting points in their about the Android being sued and possible copyright infringement. Anyone think Apple will actually win though?

Chris S on December 2, 2011 at 7:52 AM said...

I had an Android and hated it. Switched to iPhone and now my life seems so much easier and complete. Better user interface, apps, etc.

Peter on December 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM said...

Has read, very interesting. I think shortly to get to myself the pocket computer. As till now I use for the present a usual telephone.

Ryan on December 2, 2011 at 11:20 PM said...

Tim, I think apple will lose. There system is completly different in my opinion. I feel they are just trying to monopolize the market

Gab on January 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM said...

I'm using android but I'm not reallyl familiar with rooting. I think I need to consider this option now. :D

thiqar on July 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM said...

Nice article and thank your valuable information and I wish you luck

Vikram on September 19, 2012 at 6:50 AM said...

A good article, I enjoyed reading, things simplified.

Christa herzog on September 28, 2012 at 8:26 AM said...

Thank you for sharing this article and sharing a useful information. Good luck for the next blog.

Sandra on December 1, 2012 at 1:37 AM said...

I've been using an Android phone for about 3 months and have never done rooting for my phone. But after reading this article, I was interested to try it on my Android phone.

Alex Dumpfree on December 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM said...

Thank you for sharing this valuable information. It is very helpful and interesting.

Alex Dumpfree on December 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM said...

thank you for sharing this article. It is very useful.

maria jhonson on December 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM said...

Very nice post. I am an android user. But i have not any information about rooting. Thanks for sharing the post because now I think that i have to learn some more about it.

Mark Bansal on January 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM said...

Now a days Android OS is popular all around the world for the reason of user-friendly.

Kuldeep Dasot on March 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM said...

Great article! I am sure this is going to help a lot of people

anupama on April 20, 2013 at 3:26 PM said...

Your article had given us some important information. It had proved useful for us. Your article is nice and interesting. Thanks for sharing this article with us. Your article is good and interesting. It has helped me a lot to gain knowledge about something new.

sidra on November 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM said...

Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing

Arun kumar on September 9, 2014 at 11:05 AM said...

Simple and excellent article, i always try you mention all methods but no one help me, how to root my sony xperia e?? kindly tell it briefly??

Arun
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