Hello guys! I'm a newbie to the rooting community. Currently, I am doing research about android rooting. So I need to know about tall the things about android rooting. But here is asking you is that safe to root an android device? If it is not safe what will happen after a root?

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When I need rooting information.

I'm over at

As to your questions it only leads to more questions such as why do you need to root.

A few folk answered they wanted to install cracked (pirated) games because the cracked games required rooting. Because these games are often trojan horses then the answer is: Rooting is fine, but those apps you wanted to install are often not fine.

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Android Rooting

But Does rooting damage phone in anyway

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It could, but not likely....

Yes it could, and it will void any manufacturer warranty, but most folks can restore their device to factory settings in the worst case scenario. Most roots come with disclosures that you do so at your own risk.

As long as you are aware of this before you root, be certain to make sure your data is backed up before making any changes. Worst case, your phone could be potentially "bricked" without any way to restore it under rare circumstances.

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As noted. Could.

But you must answer if you consider loss of warranty damage. Also I've seen folk root badly and the phone is bricked. Bricked is NOT damage in my view since all so far have been recovered but since many folk can't recover, then for them it's damaged.

This has lead to the proliferation of SCAMS where the scammer promotes ONE CLICK ROOTING assuring the buyer it's safe. It's safe as the other rooting but it's a scam so there's that.

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