The Android phones are great, however, if rooted they are much faster, optimized and also capable to be customized at much higher lever. Therefore, rooting your device became very popular lately. Generally, rooting means that we give ourselves permission to execute operations that are implemented by the producers but we don’t have access to them.
In other words, we become able to change the performance and other settings. Since Android is Linux based, it essentially means being given the permissions of a superuser. Then you can add more applications, features and actually raise your phone possibilities. Since the beginning of hacking Android devices many new ones enter the market, so there’s no general guide how to hack a smartphone.
There are some main steps if you are using the most popular method- loading the boot.
- Find the program – bootloader suitable for your phone.
- Install and start it. Follow the steps. Give yourself a root access.
- Download a Custom ROM and install it.
- Then you can start customization according to your preferences.
This article will present a beginner tutorial on how to do it if you have some of the most popular Android smartphones.
How to root Samsung Galaxy Nexus
This phone could be customized relatively easy. As it is very popular some Android Eclipse developers decided to spend some time working on a good cause and released a program called Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit. This program is very easy to use, all you need is a Windows PC (it won’t work with MAC, don’t try it). The whole process is straight forward-
- Install the program
- Then go to Drivers and back up your applications and data that you would like to preserve.
- Click Unlock and Root buttons. This will give you root access.
- After that all you need is to put a custom ROM Manager. You may find a lot of them online for free or for few bucks.
The best thing about this program is that if by some reason you don’t like your phone after the root process you may easily unrooted it again with the Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit.
How to root HTC EVO 4G
This phone is very popular. Therefore, a lot of people from Android Eclipse community actually own it and so the rooting process even complicated is very in detail explained. Also many options for further customization are available after rooting it.
- First of all connect your device with computer and update it if it’s not. Your operation system should be Android (2.3.5).
- Then just go to HTC official site and download the bootloader. There’s also a guide how to do everything, although there’s not a lot of work.
- Then you should be able to start the Amon RA recovery and after that the Custom ROM, which is actually what you need.
Keep in mind that using the official HTC bootloader you will leave a footprint on your smartphone. Don’t get me wrong- when you use the phone there won’t be anything different but if you go to a phone service they will be able to see that you have “hacked” your device and so they may decide that your warranty is not legit anymore. If you want to customize your phone without such footprints then just use an optimization widget or you have to enter the bootloader trough Captain Throwback methods, which are much more complicated and you should be careful.
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