Rooting your Android phone: What you need to know
While your Android isn’t in the same sort of jail an iPhone lives in, rooting can help you break out.
If you’ve researched anything about Android on the internet, you’ve probably seen and read about “rooting” it. There was a time when many of the Android phones available didn’t live up to their potential, and root was the answer. Horrible software was the norm, applications that you would never use ran amok and wasted data and battery life, and the experience was bad all around.