Many of the Android users always root their Android device to get access to more functionality. As the most widely used Mobile OS came over a long course, many advance tricks needs the root access to get accomplished.
However, if you are a normal user, you shouldn’t root your Android device as rooting reduces the device’s security. So, coming to point … below are the 5 Android Tweaks that still require root access.
1. Taking Backup and Restoring App Data
You can take the full backup of your Android device using Titanium Backup app. However, this app including most of the app used for the same purpose requires the root access.
Much of the Android data is automatically backed up, but this app (Titanium Backup) takes the backup of everything and anything, and allows the user to restore it back to normal.
Android do include some built-in feature for taking backup, but they all are hidden. To access them, you need to connect your Android device to your computer and will have to run a special command.
With that being said, it will not backup all your data’s. So, eventually using third-party apps like Titanium Backup is the inevitable choice for which you need root access to Android device.
2. Managing App Permission
You will have to go through the set of permission which requires your interference while installing any apps. For instance, if you want to install game with some obscene permission, you just can’t neglect that.
For that Root access allows you more control over any app permissions on your Android device. However, there is hidden permission manager in Android 4.3 named as “Apps Ops”.
3. Gain Low-Level Hardware Access
You can install a custom Linux Kernel by rooting your Android device. This will enable you to access the features that requires Kernel-Level changes.
For instance, if you owe an Nexus 4, you can install the Touch Control app to wake your Smartphone by just swiping on your screen rather than pressing the power button every time.
Most of the other features like display calibration, CPU Over Clocking, etc. can also be personalized via root access.
4. Connecting USB
Now, as you know that you can connect USB stick to your Android device using OTG cable, however Android doesn’t support USB natively.
So, if you want to connect your USB device like external hard disk to watch movies on your Tablets without wasting the storage space of Tablets, you’ll need root access.
After rooting the device, you can use the apps like Stickmount that makes the files on USB device available on your Android Device.
5. Getting Full Access
Now, if you want full read/write access on your Android device, Rooting your Android device makes sense. Root allows the users to use the file manager by which you can access the entire file system.
Not only this, you can even edit Android Configuration files using text editor. Yes, if you falls in hardcoders category, you’ll find it useful to play with.
This is not the most comprehensive list, though this gives you an idea regarding the reason for rooting and about what you can do by rooting your Android device.