Rooting phones is a way to gain control over the operating system code in your phone, allowing you to do things that you wouldn’t normally be able to do. The process for rooting Android phones and iPhones is different, but both processes can be easy.
Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S or Edge Phone
- Go to Settings > About.
- Tap the Build Number 7 times. This will bring up developer options.
- Go back to Settings and tap Developer.
- Select OEM Unlock. This allows the phone to be rooted.
- Install Odin on your computer and open it. This is only available on Windows.
- Download and install the Samsung USB driver.
- Download and extract the Chainfire autoroot file for your particular phone.
- Press and hold the Home, Power, and Volume Down buttons at the same time.
- Connect your phone to your computer with the USB while Odin is running and your phone is in Download mode.
- Click AP. You will then have to browse for a file to use.
- Select the autoroot file you extracted ending in .tar.md5.
- Press Start. Your phone will go through the rooting process. It will reboot multiple times and boot to Android when it is completely finished.
Rooting Android Phones (In General)
- Search the XDA forums for your phone model. These forums have various rooting options for different phones.
- Look over the Android Software Development Kit and Android Debug Bridge tools. These will be the programs you use to root your phone.
- Root using “one-click” software with older phones. You can use programs like Towelroot or FramaRoot.
See how to root Android phones here:
Rooting IOS Phones
iPhones are much easier to root than Android phones because they are supported by One Click Root.
- Download One Click Root.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB cord.
- Enable USB debugging on your phone from the Developer Options menu.
- Run the One Click Root software and it will complete the rooting process for your phone.
Enjoying Your Rooted Phone
Rooting your phone can result in longer battery life, faster speeds, and unlocked hidden features. You can even block ads in applications and remove pre-installed software that you do not need. With today’s technology, rooting your phone is easier than ever!