In the previous article about rooting, we discussed about the reasons to root your Android device and features you have only when you have your device rooted. Features such as changing the font, changing the original icons, remove unwanted programs, remove the skin installed by the company manufactures, faster updates, installing customized ROMs and etc.
But, despite those advantages by rooting your device there may be some drawbacks as well. The risks which you may face compare to the benefits that you will get are negligible, but some users might leave their device unrooted because of these risks
Let’s review some risks of rooting your Android phone or tablet:
1. The Risk of powering off the phone during the root procedure (Brick the Phone)
If during the rooting procedures, you do something wrong or don’t pay attention to some details then your phone may get some issues and the OS will not load. These cases named bricking the phone, because in reality your phone doesn’t differ than a brick. In case, you bricked your phone, there is no turning back (95% of the times). Therefore, prior to the rooting, it is recommended that carefully read the instructions at least once, provide the necessary tools and install the required software. Finally, start the rooting carefully.
2 . Loss of warranty provided by the manufacturer
If your phone has warranty and you do root it, then you will lose your warranty. However, in most of the times, you may hope that you still can use it, because in many cases you may return the phone into the initial state.
3.The increased risk of malwares penetration to the OS
Rooting the operating system will reduce its safety. So, it may become much easier for the malwares to access all parts of the OS in the rooted device than the normal device. Worms, viruses, spywares, malwares and Trojans are all trying to penetrate the operating system to sabotage the system, and they have much easier job if you have a rooted phone. To deal with this problem, it is recommended that after rooting, install a powerful antivirus application on your phone.
4. Increasing the likelihood of user’s faults and deleting the system files
By rooting the Android, you will have access to everything and this will include all the operating system’s files. There is always the possibility of errors while you are making changes to system files and in case you remove a system file or update it with wrong configuration, then the OS may not work properly or even load. Although this is not a serious issue and by replacing a new clean ROM it will be resolved but it is still risky.
Finally, we highly recommend, in rooting procedure, have adequate accuracy and attention to the manuals. Install Antivirus Application on your phone and don’t apply changes to the file system hastily.