Rooting is a mixed bag for most users, even in the most simple form of a test software leak it means that users may be hard pressed to return their phone due to a warranty violation. As a result I would suggest that anyone inquiring be sure that they like their phone and plan to stick it out for a while, not every model is the same and many do not have rollback options to load the stock OS again.
Gains from rooting
Custom operating system updates
Community supported troubleshooting for phone issues
Outside market access
Legacy support after discontinuation
Custom loaders such as ADW or Launcher 2, in past cases this included unique launchers like the Nexus One
Issues you may face
Rooting isn't always a simple flash file, users may need more technical knowledge or access to a linux system to run the root procedure.
Rooted phones need user attention and care, a poorly written app may crash the phone but a bad ROM can brick the phone making it unusable
Support is community based for rooted phones, calling up HTC, LG or Motorola is pointless once you breach that gap
I'm up for helping as I can to get root information from around the web to those interested in rooting their phones and exploring the options of their Android devices. I'm sure the rest of the community will lend a hand as they can too.
When checking if your phone is rooted try to include the following:
In some cases a simple OTA update can render a phone unable to be rooted, so the info does help eliminate issues finding out what options there are.
With that said. Welcome to the Neoseeker Android Community and hopefully the legions of root users.
Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Aug 09, 13 at 11:55am
Rooting is known as OS up gradation without any official update for the OS in Android. It is illegal and your device warranty expires or may be dead forever, if you root your device. if you are having 2.3 ginerbread android then you update your device to 4.1 jelly bean or latest. This is known as rooting.
May 25, 13 at 1:13pm
I also want to root my phone.Is there any risk to rooting my phone
Jan 11, 13 at 7:23pm
i have been searching on how to root my motorola atrix hd on at&t. it is up graded to android 4.1.1. every thing i have found is for ics... am i right in reading there is no root yet for jellybean?? if anyone can find anything it would be appreciated
Dec 17, 12 at 9:01pm
Hey I have just attempted to root my SG3 1747 and long story short my phone is stuck on the downloading screen. I can't seem to get it to reboot because the yellow triangle comes up as an error saying that firmware upgrade encountered a problem. I have tried many different things. rebooting, unplugging the device. Also Samsung Kies doesn't recognize the phone but my drivers are fine. I REALLY need help with this problem and I'm hoping that someone/anyone can help me out. It would be greatly appreciated!
I have skype and am willing to go through whatever it is to get my phone back to normal. As I had mentioned I should be able to flash as the downloading screen comes up but I must be doing something wrong...
Jul 15, 12 at 3:18am
I'm not rooted. I would like to be, but it just seems like WAY to much can go from. Although a while ago I thinking of making a Custom ROM so I could install Beats Audio for free on my phone, but nah, never did it either.
Jun 18, 12 at 1:09am
How do you mean? Do you mean a full list of rootable devices? What would probably easier is if you told us your phones model and I'd be able to find out for you from that.
Also, rooting under warrantee is perfectly safe as long as you do it right.
Jun 14, 12 at 5:29pm
Can you please give the list of mobile models where it can apply. Also as I read, should I try if my mobile is still under warranty ?