Rooting an android phone is the first step to making it truly yours. They come preloaded with numerous applications that serve no purpose for the user, by rooting you gain administrative access and are able to remove these applications.
Beyond being useless these applications may trick you into monthly service fees and collect a great deal of personally identifiable information which is then stored on mediums accessible by employees and many times sold and shared with other companies – this application tracking includes but is not limited to: your phone number, your GPS/network locations, your call logs, your incoming calls, your outgoing calls, your sms/text messages, your email account names, and other similar stuff. By rooting your phone you are able to remove the said applications and/or restrict their permissions.
So you want your android rooted? Consider the following:
There are a number of resources that help you root an android device freely available online. However if you make a mistake you’re very likely to brick (break) your phone. Consider the weight between having a professional do it for a price versus doing it yourself.
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