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While others are all hyped up about when their phone is getting the Nougat 7.0 upgrade, other Android users are sadly still waiting for Marshmallow to arrive to their devices. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 belong to the latter group. Since our last update a month ago, it seems there still isn’t any good news for Note 3 users as there still hasn’t been any announcement if they will be getting Marshmallow.

This has led some people in the technosphere to speculate that perhaps the chances of getting Marshmallow 6.0 in the Galaxy Note 3 are getting slimmer, and it is better to conclude that it won’t be  happening any more. So users can either upgrade to a smartphone running on a more recent version of Android OS, or they can take matters into their own hands. This means they can download a custom ROM to get Marshmallow for their unit via mod installation.

Rooting Your Android Device

In order to achieve this, rooting your device is the way to go. Rooting is the process of gaining root access so you get privileged or full control of the operating system, as well as the software that is running the OS. In summary, rooting an Android unit is like jailbreaking an Apple device.

Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device

If you really want to have the latest Android firmware, yet are not so lucky to be included in the list of units that are getting an update, then this is your solution to get the upgraded version. This way, you get to enjoy the new features that come with Marshmallow, or whichever newer OS is available. However, there are also disadvantages when rooting your phone or tablet.

Risks of Rooting Your Android Device

One of the biggest cons is it will void your warranty, this is why manufacturers and Google highly discourage it. In addition, your security is affected. Most malware attacks on Android devices happened to rooted units. Plus, the process takes some time and you have to make sure you follow the proper steps. So you should weigh very well if rooting your device is really worth all the trouble.

Alternative Solution

If you want to get the latest Android firmware, then you can also consider upgrading to another Samsung phone that is guaranteed to run on Marshmallow or Nougat.