How to Root and Unroot Android Easily

Android is a Linux based operating system developed by Google to be used on Smartphones and tablets. The first Android device came in 2007 and since then it has seen major developments in functionality and user experience. The latest Android version is Android 8.1 Oreo.

Android is a very secure operating system but it doesn't mean you can't customize it according to your preferences. You can find various apps on Google Play Store like Launchers and themes. These apps allow the user to customize the basic appearance of the interface. But if you want much more customization options, then rooting can help you. As an Android user, you may have heard about the term root and unroot Android before. But even if you are new to Android, you can learn more about the topic in this article.

What is rooting? Why root?

Rooting is the process of unblocking and accessing the blocked privileges of Android OS's subsystems. All Android devices have some limitation placed on them by manufacturers or mobile carriers. Access to Android subsystems is blocked but rooting helps you get privileged control of these subsystems.

Getting total control of your Android device makes it possible for you to customize your device according to your preferences. Having total control of your device's subsystem allows you to install custom ROM's, remove bloatware, and install incompatible apps. Rooting also increases the battery life, speed and performance of your Android device.

What is unrooting? Why unroot?

Unrooting is the reverse process of rooting in which you give the privileged control of Android subsystems back to it. Rooting may give you more control over your device, but it also makes it vulnerable to security threats. It will also void the manufacturer’s warranty and disable over-the-air updates.

So you may want to unroot Android and turn it to its original condition to protect yourself from any malicious threat. Unrooting will also get the warranty back. You may also want to unroot your device if you want to sell it as buyers generally want factory devices.

How to root Android

dr.fone - Root is the best tool if you want to root or unroot Android devices. It can securely and efficiently root your Android device. After rooting your Android device you will be able to customize your Android device according to your preferences. As a benefit, you can then flash custom ROMs, remove preinstalled apps, increase speed, performance, battery life, and installing blocked apps.

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Preparations before rooting

Rooting is a risky procedure and if not done properly, it can turn your device into a useless brick. So you should give proper care when you decide to root your device and make necessary preparations before rooting. Below are given some important things that you should prepare to make rooting safer:

  • Backup your device - The most important thing before rooting is to backup everything on your device. This will ensure that if something goes wrong while rooting and you need to wipe clean your device. Your data will be safe and you can recover everything again.
  • Check the battery level - Rooting takes a lot of time and the time varies from device to device. Your device must be 100% or at least 80% charged. This is to ensure that it doesn't go dead in the middle of the process and your device gets bricked.
  • Find a suitable method - Every device is different in specifications and hardware. So it is best to check for a suitable rooting method for your device to ensure a safe rooting procedure.
  • Learn to go into stock recovery - This is so that you can wipe clean our device if anything goes wrong during rooting.
  • Know unroot procedure - If you learn the procedure to unroot Android beforehand, you can recover your device.
  • Enable USB debugging - Before rooting, you have to enable USB debugging in the developer options of your device. Enabling it is necessary as the rooting software won't detect your device otherwise.

Step-by-step guide to root Android

Follow the below steps if you want to root Android using dr.fone - Root:

  1. Install and launch dr.fone phone utility on your computer and click on "Root" from the list of options.

    1st step to root android

  2. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable. Enable USB debugging so that dr.fone can detect your device.

  3. Now click on "Start" and wait for it to find a proper solution to root your device.

    ready to root android

    This detecting process may take some time.

    detect the right model to root

  4. Click "Root Now" to start the process.

    rooting begins based on right model

  5. Tap "Confirm" on your device when prompted. This will resume the rooting and your device may restart several times during the process.

    When the process is complete you can see the following window.

    complete rooting

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How to unroot Android

dr.fone - Root can not only root Android, but it can also unroot Android when you want the warranty on your device back.

Follow the steps to unroot Android with ease:

  1. Launch dr.fone and click on "Root".

    start to unroot android

  2. Connect your device using the USB cable and dr.fone - Root will check the root status.

  3. Click "Unroot" to start the unroot Android process.

    ready to unroot android

    You will see the following screen when the process completes.

    android unrooted

So in this article we have shown you how to root and unroot Android using dr.fone - Root. It has been widely recognized as a superb tool that you can use to root and unroot your Android device easily and securely.

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