How To Root Android Explained For Root Beginners   

Stephanie Talley keen on Technology
@Stephanie | Posted 01 Aug. 2019

"How To Root Android" is the frequently asked question over the internet and Android forums. As rooted Android is more beneficial than a non-rooted Android device, that is the prominent reason for the emergence of Android rooting. You must be someone who has already rooted your Android device although you are not aware of the actual mechanism behind the rooting. Here, you can understand the basic principles underlying the rooting mechanism and also the best app that can be run on your rooted Android device. Usually, the key purpose of rooting is to run an app that needs access to system files. Generally, most of the Apps in the Google play store have root access by default while some of them need to be granted by the device owner. But, you cannot grant root access for root apps as you are only pretending to be your device's actual owner of which actual owner is the device manufacturer. You can only do what the device manufacturer has assigned you to do on your device, not what you want. If you move further than your device manufacturer intended, you have to acquire the ownership and become the actual owner following the rooting mechanism

Android Rooting

For instance, let's put all the rooting all benefits you can have after rooting and let's focus on the actual goal of Android rooting. Fundamentally, rooting is the mechanism to get permission to access the Linux system which Android is based on. Android is based on a modified version of Linux kernel and other open-source software. Technically, the directory structure and directory contents in Linux is defined by the Linux File Hierarchy Structure or the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) which is regulated by the Linux Foundation. According to the Linux File Hierarchy Structure, all files and directories are displayed under the root directory and the structure does not change according to the device where the Linux is being used. A typical Linux user needs access root directory to attach a new file system to the current file system or change it as every file and directory starts from the root directory. The same principle is applicable for Android as it is based on a modified version of Linux kernel. The process of accessing the root directory in Android is called as Android rooting. 

Android Rooting Method

There are two methods to root your Android device and One-click rooting tools and recovery method. Technically, One-click rooting tools use one or more arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities which referred to the software of hardware flaws used to execute arbitrary commands on Android which allow Android users to do anything on Android. The other method is the recovery method. In this method, Android users can replace the stock Andriod firmware with the patched version of the stock firmware that includes necessary utilities to access root directory. Both method place the Su binary file which is commonly known as Su command in Linux operating system. Linux uses the Su command to transfer the ownership from the current root user to another user. In your Android device, device manufacture works as the root user and he is the only person who has the right to write under this directory. You can transfer the ownership to yourself after executing Su command using one of the above rooting methods. Visit for more details.

Benefits Of Rooting

  • Rooting allows you to gain full access to all the file and content in the Android file structure
  • You can run any app as a system file and remove any system file without any restriction
  • It allows you to change the appearance and  functionality of  your device  using specific apps
  • Rooting is the initial step to advanced technical tasks such as flashing custom recoveries, custom ROMs and custom kernels

 What Are Root Apps

Root apps are the apps that need to be launched as Android system files to have the functionality of the specific app. Technically, most of the root apps involve modifying and improving the Android system both in performance and appearance. As those apps have been designed to deal with the Android system, you need to attach them to the Android file system to make them a part of the system. After rooting, your device accepts them as part of the system and run after getting your permission to run them as system apps.

Best Root Apps

  • Lucky Patcher - Lucky patcher works as a game hacking app and allows you to get game sources for free without paying money. It also allows you to do things such as block ads, remove system files, Move apps to SD card and remove license verification from paid apps and games

  • Greenify - This app allows you to grab a bot more battery life from your battery. It identifies the apps that consume excessive power on your device and keeps them hybernated when you are not using them

  • System App Remover - As you know, Android consume lots of internal spaces for apps comes from device manufacturer and Google itself. Generally, you cannot uninstall them as a regular Android user. But, After becoming a root user, you can uninstall them using apps such as System App Remover