Here's why I don't rooted more my smartphones

my first smartphones were only very little time to factory State. Whether you are looking to customize or optimize them, the root was an obligatory passage. But things have changed and I no longer feel this need of rooting my smartphones as in the past. Here are the reasons.

why root?

During the first years of Android, there was many reasons of rooting your smartphone. Without root, it was impossible to install many applications as energy savers, or applications to optimize its smartphone GPS reception. Backup such as Titanium Backup applications require root privileges. Also, smartphones were not as powerful as the current models and it would be interesting to use applications to increase the frequency of the processor. There again, he had to have a smartphone roote, as well as to have access to its telephone systems files in order to change the settings.

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the root opens the doors on your phone. © ANDROIDPIT

internal memory lack was also a problem on older models of smartphones. Applications for smartphones such as SD Maid Pro rootes could free up space by optimizing the storage of files, which sometimes allowed to earn a few hundred megabytes. The use of this type of application was however not without risk. On several occasions, they were the source of malfunctions with other applications on my phone. So I became more careful and avoids the installation of these applications.

Why I have more need of rooting my devices

the times are changing and the root has lost some of its interest. Smartphones of today are powerful enough to no longer have to install customization applications. The GPS features and battery saving, for example, are more complete, and it is no longer necessary to install applications to optimize them. With the ability of the current smartphones, I also no longer feel the same need to delete the bloatware installed by default. With a memory of 32 GB or more, remove a bloatware weighing a hundred megabytes does not change much.

I also have more need to backup everything as in the past, and to perform NANDroid backups for example. My photos are synchronized automatically in the cloud; I use for music streaming services, and therefore record much fewer files on my smartphone. Backups of most of the games I play are also synchronized with Google Play.

Some applications do not like the root

many applications are not compatible with smartphones rootes. This is particularly true with banking applications and streaming, with which I repeatedly found myself with sticks in the wheels. For example, I happened to want to try an app to make contactless payments, but this was impossible because my smartphone was rooted. The same thing happens with a video streaming application, which notified me with an error message that it was not compatible with my rooted phone.

What would bring me the root today?

There are still good reasons of rooting your smartphone. Among them, having full access to the memory card, which is difficult since Android KitKat. But since many applications are adapted to the specificities of Android, I don’t really care.

CyanogenMod: one of the reasons for always rooter my smartphone. © ANDROIDPIT

the root is also always interesting if you want to install custom ROMs. In order to install CyanogenMod, it will absolutely take rooting your device beforehand.

Thanks to the root and the installation of CyanogenMod, I can run my old Samsung under Marshmallow tablet, which otherwise would have remained under Android 4.4 KitKat.


for the use I make of my smartphone on a daily basis, I have now more need root permissions. In case you want to benefit from the firmware updates that are only available through CyanogenMod or communities of developers, then the root will be a compulsory passage.

Do you have a Smartphone or Tablet rooted? To install apps? Use of the custom ROMs or Xposed? Where are you like me and have abandoned the idea of the root? Let me know your experiences in the comments.

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