Editorial
  • Mārtiņš Belte

    I am a sucker for mobile devices and once I know and have done everything I can, I just have to move on and hack it (in this case, root it). Do you remember the feeling when you first get a new unfamiliar device and you have this excitement discovering how cool it is, but at some point it stops, because you have discovered everything, so at that point I move on to rooting in order to feel that discovering feeling again.

    • pflave

      I know exactly how you feel, I have the GN and that won’t get the next update from Google, so I figured why not root and customize? I’m not going to get anymore out of stock that’s for sure.

  • menghy

    do u have root for htc sensation xl?

    • pflave

      Like a how to?

  • Harshit

    i want to root my xperia u?? will dat be good? i mean i dont hav much idea about rooting :/

    • pflave

      In my opinion, if you aren’t satisfied as is, it’s always a good idea to root your phone. It’s all about research, go on http://www.xda-developers.com to find out exactly how to root your specific phone. There are a lot of great devs and tutorials to help walk you through the process. I hope I could be of help to you.

  • chemi

    Hey! I want to root my xperia j but from where will I download the exact software?

  • Kevin

    Hi,Mr Partick, I have Xperia S and planning to root is just to install some apps , can you suggest me if i should go for it or no.

    Thanks.

    • pflave

      I think you should, just make sure you do your research before you just go for it. If you need help, I will be happy to help you.

  • dion

    I want to root my HTC one vx where to get the proper software?

  • Arif

    I want to root my LG nexus 4, where do I get proper software please let me know.

    • pflave

      Check out XDA, and I would personally recommend Wugfresh’s Nexus Root toolkit, it’s what I used for my Galaxy Nexus.

  • Unknown123

    Is it worth rooting the google nexus 4 just to uninstall some apps and to have the ROM paranoid android for the options button???

    • pflave

      I would say so, and rooting is pretty much one click for Nexus devices

  • Gautham

    Hey, I came across ur blog while searching for the advantages and disadvantages of rooting. I have a Samsung Galaxy Y s5360 [the most basic Android device in Samsung]. I would like to root it for the sole purpose of increasing the internal memory by using some space from the SD card. That way, the speed of my phone will naturally increase and I can install many more applications. What steps should I take to ensure that my device does not get bricked? Do you suggest that I go ahead and root the phone?

  • pflave

    For anybody wanting to root, and looking for guides/how-tos for your specific device, check out XDA’s forums first. They really are the leader in Android development, and have info on almost every Android device out there made by the major OEMs. As always, if that isn’t enough, I’d be glad to help in anyway I can. Thanks for all your comments and feedback, keep it up.

  • TrillaYo

    I’d like to root my.Kyocera Event, how would I go about this?

  • Flaunch Mach

    hi
    Can you restore OS after rooting it.
    I have Galaxy note
    I am pretty bored of Jellybean 4.1
    Should I try 4.3 ?

  • gauthamma siddharth

    I want to root my Google nexus 7 2012 can anybody tell a good software to root.

  • gauthamma siddharth

    Can anyone tell a good backup app that doesn’t require root access.