You got a new smartphone. Well, good for you! With it, you can do many things, such as going online, downloading cool apps and keeping yourself entertained while you are bored. But, can you really do everything with it as far as using a smartphone is concerned? Well, the thing is, you cannot. However, such limitations are found to be overruled by means of rooting your device. This method is still not recommended by experts though for certain security reasons. What are they?
Rooting can turn your device into a brick.
As you can see, goofing up such a modification process, especially with the codes, will cause your phone software or operating system to get damaged to the point where your phone will be as useless as a brick.
Rooting can make mobile security at risk of malware breach.
When you gain root access, it also means you are circumventing your phone operating system’s security restrictions, so viruses, spyware, worms and Trojans can infect your rooted phone if its software is not protected by effective mobile antivirus. There is a lot of ways malware can manage to get to your device, including malicious links, drive-by downloads, infected apps downloaded from unreliable sources and many more. These things are very harmful, as they can sniff your emails, forward your contact list to cyber-criminals, rack up your device, send text messages to premium numbers and collect personal data, like your credit card details.
Rooting can turn your phone’s warranty void.
Of course, you have the freedom to perform such a method, but it will get your device straight out of its warranty. So, if you experience a phone malfunction afterwards (whether it is related to hardware or software), your phone’s manufacturer will not cover the damage.
Now, if you are still tempted by the advantages you would get from rooting, you can do it at your own expense. Just take time to properly weigh the benefits against the risks that it carries.