Thursday, December 25, 2014

How to root your Android device in 2 minutes?


How to root your Android Phone???

Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's sub-system.
This can be achieved with less pain with the help of an android application called Framaroot
With Framaroot you can experiment with your device with full access of your device.

Steps to follow:

  • Download Framaroot APK.
  • If you downloaded the APK file on your pc connect the device to your PC and copy it into the SD card. if you have downloaded directly on the device to go to step 3
  • Make sure that you have enabled the download of other platforms different from Google Play. You can check this in the following path: Menu > Settings > Unknown sources (ON)
  • From your device, click on the Framaroot APK file and then follow all the on-screen instructions you see.
  • Once the app is installed on your phone, launch GingerBreak app and when it will be opened click on the “Root” button in application.
  • Wait a few minutes for the process to finish and reboot your device.
  • If you want to check if you are already root or superuser in your Android phone or tablet you can download HowToRoot app from Google Play Store and click over the padlock in the top-right of the screen. It will show you a message about if your device is rooted or not.
The easiest way is also to Download 2.3.0 version of Root Genius and follow the instructions in the link. It will root your device in a minute.

Cynogenmod
This is an open source operating system for developers which comes with a rooted phone and it has various features like overclocking, where you can tamper with the performance of your android device and create your own themes for your phones.
CyanogenMod does not contain spyware or bloatware.
Check out this link to convert your normal android device to cynogenmod.
Also read the link.

NOTE:
Backups made in recovery are not safe unless they are made to a true external sdcard. If you want to experiment with above stuffs, make preparations for doing safe backup before running the installers.
Rooting varies with different devices. Please check your device compatibility with the apps before rooting.

10 comments:

  1. Nice and informative post, Trupti. I am fortunate enough to be in touch with a young girl who is so enthusiastic about FOSS. Just wanted to let you know that these days i am trying to update my skill-sets with Hadoop & Big Data. If you have interests you can also foray into it... I think you will like it... Frankly speaking, sometimes i wish i was in a carefree life of an academic campus... However, one thing i was wondering - how do you travel everyday all the way from Thane to Powai? i had been in Powai for sometime few years back. I also saw that you have posted for the job requirement that i had requested you. Thank you a lot... Keep up the good work and of course keep in touch... Take care...

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    1. Great and Thanks!!! I know about Hadoop theoretically but never applied.
      I travel daily by local train from my place to Kanjurmarg station which lies in central mumbai. From there one can get an auto or a bus to Powai. The journey is max 45 min.

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  3. Well written, but I feel the title is bit misleading -"Android phones for developers" sounds like the article covers Android developer edition phones with unlocked sim/boot loader like Geeksphone, HTC M8 dev edition, Samsung Note 4 dev edition and of course Google Nexus series. The title could have rather been "How to root ...".

    Just my opinion, keep it up.

    - indiandragon (http://blog.indiandragon.in)

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  4. Really helped me your article about root android phone. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Glad!!! Nice and detailed article by you too. Keep it up.

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