Rooting your Mobile Phone

How much control do you think you have with your smart phone? Most people think that they have complete or as much control as they could possibly need. But you’d be surprised. What if I told you something that most mobile phone manufacturers would never mention; one that unlocks all the potential that your phone has?

Well, It’s called rooting. Yes, so let us look at what rooting is and discover a whole new world of possibilities.

Phone rooting, also referred to as jailbreaking is gaining complete access to your mobile phone settings which are normally not accessible on the settings section on your screen. While you are rooting, it is important to be careful as the downside is that you could render your mobile phone unusable. However, done correctly, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of having complete control on your phone settings. These benefits are as follows:

Change to the latest Android operating system

One main advantage of learning to root your phone is that you can change your current OS. The good thing with the android OS is that it could allow you to upgrade to the latest version even when you are using a different phone. Allow me to reiterate further. Suppose you wanted the same experience as the one with the latest Samsung galaxy note but you are on a completely different phone. You could easily upgrade your mobile phone to the operating system used on the Samsung galaxy note.

Download more and exciting mobile apps

Mobile manufacturers or carriers will very often limit the types of applications that you can download so that you can stick on certain apps. For example, you may not be able to download an app that allows you to gain access to wifi hotspots and be able to distribute this to other devices in your environment be it office or at home. Rooting allows you to be able to download such diverse and fun applications further expanding on what your phone can do.

Apps specifically designed for rooted smart phones

There is a whole world out there full of hundreds upon hundreds of cool apps that are specifically designed for rooted phones. These apps offer new and exciting ways of doing things and they can only be accessed if you have made the necessary changes. Rooting will enable you to discard applications that you do not need to use and gain those that are useful in your day-to-day life.

Get rid of irrelevant factory settings and applications

Most mobile phones if not all come with factory settings and applications that cannot be uninstalled. These applications normally control how your mobile phone runs. Some of them you will hardly use rendering them valueless to your daily activities. Most mobile manufacturers will not allow you to download an application that uses your mobile phone as a wifi hotspot but when your phone is rooted you will be able to install an app that will enable tethering thereby allowing your phone to be a wifi hotspot and distribute internet to other devices in the office.

These factory settings limit what the phone can do as well as consume available space that can be utilized by better applications.

Improve on battery life

Your mobile phone display is the most battery draining facility of all. Most of the charge in your phone battery is eaten up by the lighting on your screen when using the phone. Rooting will enable you to reduce the brightness of your phone display even further than is normally allowed by default which will ultimately increase your battery life. Getting rid of those unused applications goes a step further is saving your battery life.