Why not root Android devices from the beginning?
Root Android Devices is one of the must-haves for creating a practical new utility for your hobby device. It unlocks the benefits of your Android device, which is basically the difference between Apple’s iOS and Android. You can change the root operating system’s tie to a rooted Android device.
While there are so many benefits, why not root your Android device from the beginning? Even if you purchase Google’s Nexus 4 or 7, you’ll need to root yourself. But what’s the matter? Is there a compelling reason behind this, or is there a business policy beyond our comprehension?
For your own safety
One of the benefits of Android is that when you launch every app you download, it binds to it and drives it. When you download an app to your device, you’re running it within Android’s built-in security safeguard.
This is the Permission List of your Android device – indicates the areas that will be able to access your downloaded app. Compare this to an office computer. If your IT service discontinues certain websites or services, there is nothing you can do about it.
This thing is absolutely necessary in terms of security. Android apps are enclosed in a bundle so they don’t steal unwanted areas of your device and steal data. Which controls the movement of rotten apps. (At least that’s what it is called!)
By rooting, your device no longer has this security detail. And so apps can travel to almost any part of your device. Not a good word, say?
Security assurance of system files:
Rooted apps do not just become rotten apps. With it, Android’s system files are exposed to your device’s biggest enemy – that you yourself.
On Windows 7/5 you could mess up, even delete, with essential system files! Which creates an instant BSOD on your computer!
In the case of smartphones, it is more scary because this type of servicing is not easy. That means, if Windows hangs up, you can fix it again with XP / Seven / Eight setup. But if that happens to your Android device, and even the last one doesn’t work, what to do? Cry and prepare to buy a new one
Microsoft has since resolved some of the problems of Windows by keeping Windows’s system files away from the user’s hands. From there, Google has been protecting from such problems since its inception. Keeping root access off of your Android device’s system files, so that the inexperienced Android user does not mess around!
Mobile carriers think about their own brand
Although there is no such system in Bangladesh, one of the major reasons why Android devices are not rooted is the interference of carriers. Let’s try to put it simply:
If you buy an Android device through your mobile carrier, it will already have some apps installed by the carrier which will make it easier to use some value added services. As I said in Bangladesh, such an approach is not so prevalent, but in European countries such package sales are prevalent.
For example: Verizon is an app that helps you check your data usage. This app makes Verizon a lot easier to use. Using a new carrier there can make it difficult to use your device in many cases.
In my knowledge Grameenphone Crystal is one such device in Bangladesh (Grameenphone is that carrier). However, I am not sure whether Grameenphone has its own app installed.
Besides, there are several apps installed on Micromax mobiles which are completely unnecessary in almost all cases. You may want to delete these apps, but Micromax does not want you to do so.
And this is one of the reasons why your device is not rooted.
Google is a company, remember?
It is not unknown whether Google itself is rooting for Chinese devices. For example: Nexus 7 is just a Wifi device. So the mobile carrier has no opportunity to interfere. But why not root it from the factory?
As I said in the beginning, security is a factor. But Google’s business is another factor. Google is distributing Android for free, but do they have to make a profit? How will they do it? Easy answer, advertising!
Developers support their free Android apps using Google AdSense. And advertisers think mobile / smartphone is one of the mediums for promoting them.
Computer users can easily avoid or remove these ads. But doing so on Android devices is not that easy. Although AdBlock Plus is available in the Google App Store, this app does not work well when not rooted! The same is true for other such apps. If you want to block the ad properly, the device must be rooted!
It doesn’t sound that good on Google, though. But if you think about it a little, you can understand. Android is offered free of charge from Google, and most of the devices are relatively cheap. An ad or ad is a type of price you give Google as a user. Google ensures that the device does not have root access.
After all, Android devices are not rooted, because Google does not want that.
Android is made by Google. So it will indicate what Android can and cannot do. Anyone can use Google’s operating system for free, but Google will give you the basic idea of how to do it. This article only mentions the reasons, but no matter what you may think, Google’s decision on the Android route is taken by Google.
In your opinion, what does the decision to not give root access look like? Would it make a big difference if the devices were rooted from the beginning? Please provide feedback
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