Whether you own a Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Galaxy or the LG model device, there are more than enough reasons why rooting would be great for your device. But other than being able to get rid of the of the carrier and the pre-loaded bloatware, what other reason is there? Before checking out the following reasons, you need to remember that there as much as it is beneficial to root an Android phone, it comes with risks as well.

1. You get to experience totally different world of apps.

Once you have root permissions, you access apps that would have otherwise been impossible to use on the manufacturer carrier.

2. More customizable options

Android devices are primarily known for flexibility to change launchers, keyboard sounds, ringtones, live wallpapers and a lot more. This customization is however restricted to official updates or changes from the manufacturer. As for root permissions, you are cable of calibrating your device as you choose, this includes system sounds along with boot animation, which usually pop-ups whenever you turn your device on. The sort of customization you experience on a rooted Android device is almost limitless.

3. Unsurpassed Performance

Android offers a variety of apps that are capable of either freeing up space on your device or boosting its performance. However, root permissions help you overcome the predefined limitations that come with your device. On a rooted android phone, you can use overclocking for the modification of CPU’s actual speed. To do this, you need flash a custom kernel (a link that connects your hardware to software) such as the Kernel Manager app that makes it a simpler process.

4. Forget about battery problems

In the world of smartphones only a handful of devices can guarantee up to 24 hours of average use and that’s when its power saving features are put to work. This means you can either buy yourself a high-end device with power saver options or buy a secondary battery for your current device. Rooting your device could help you resolve this problem. A rooted device gives you access to a variety of features that will allow you to control the amount of power consumption in the CPU, thus saving significant battery power.

5. Automation for everything

If you’ve come across the Tasker app, you will know that it allows virtual automation of different aspects of your phone. For example if you insert a headphone, at particular place and time, it is followed up by simultaneous action such as app launch, sending a text, or playing a song; all of which is managed by the app. This app is capable without root permissions, but its integration to a rooted device, can introduce a new list of potential automations such as internet activation, CPU speed, GPS and more.

6. Flash Custom ROMs

This is one of the primary reasons, most Android users choose to root their devices. In addition to radical smartphone customization, you can easy get access to major custom ROMs which are more capable than the stock ROMs in terms of performance, functionality and fluidity. This is can be useful especially in upgrading an old or manufacture-neglected Android phone to the latest OS versions.Are these reasons enough to make you want to root your device? Let us know in the comments. 

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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