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Some Android users root their devices in order to get superuser rights and to make changes to the software the way they want. It’s a very risky move, because if the user doesn’t follow the correct steps, he can brick his phone and toss it away, because it will become a useless object. But the advantages of having a rooted smartphone are enormous. And by rooting an Android device it means that the user will install a script in Android’s download mode, using a vulnerability in the operating system kernel to grant root access. In this article, we’ll teach any novice user to successfully root their Android devices, but we must warn them that they will love their warranty.

HTC is the only mobile phone manufacturer who provides its devices with an unlockable bootloader, so that the warranty will not be affected, but that doesn’t mean that the company is encouraging the users to root their devices. There is a list of HTC devices with unlockable bootloaders, but some of them have carrier restrictions which will void the warranty. LG is categorically regarding this subject, forbidding its users to toot their devices, saying that “If a modification [like root] is detected in the workshop that is not related to the defect being claimed, we tend to side with the customer.” Samsung said that the company won’t grant any guarantees if a device is rooted, and “As for the warranty agreement between the customer and the retailer, legal regulations apply, independently of Samsung’s guarantee regulations.”

How To Root A Smartphone

If you own a Samsung device, then you will need to download the Odin software tool and flash the Auto-Root tool created by Chainfire. LG devices can be rooted using a computer and some ADB commands, or a tool called One Click Root, if the ADB seems too complicated. Sony has released phones with an unlockable bootloader or not, and if the bootloader is officially unlockable, then the users can get a custom recovery and flash zip and image files. Google is letting the Nexus owners to do whatever they want with their devices, so they just enable OEM unlocking in the Developer settings, connect their phones to a computer using a USB cable, then enter Fastboot mode and type in some Fastboot or ADB command. Motorola guides its users through the bootloader unlock process on its official support page, while Google or XDA Developers offer the latest root method for a specific device.

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