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. :) 
A Beginner's Guide to Android Rooting | Easy Reference A  Beginner's Guide to Android Rooting | Easy Reference Reviewed by Satyajit (Admins,a.k.a Satosys) on Saturday, October 22, 2011 Rating: 5

42 comments:

Rio@mobile applications development 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 said...

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

Jameson W 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 said...

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

Mike P 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 said...

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

namita 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 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 said...

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

Edgars said...

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

Gordon said...

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

Radu 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 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 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 said...

My question is same where can I check the compatibility.

Catalin Botezatu 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 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 said...

very good use for this article

Hilywatson 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 said...

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

Ramiro said...

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

Dudley Smith 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 said...

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

Tim R. 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 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 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 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 said...

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

thiqar said...

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

Vikram said...

A good article, I enjoyed reading, things simplified.

Christa herzog said...

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

Sandra 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 said...

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

Alex Dumpfree said...

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

maria jhonson 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 said...

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

Kuldeep Dasot said...

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

anupama 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 said...

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

Arun kumar 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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