Android phones are, on the whole, hugely powerful devices. Whether it’s the Sony Z5, Samsung Galaxy S6, or LG G4, these phones have the capability to be customised and tailored to their owner’s will. What they often lack is the opportunity. Bloatware, heavy UI skins, and other limitations can stop you from using them to their true potential. There is a solution and here we’ll explain how to root your Android phone or tablet. Rooting will give you back control over the look, feel, and behaviour of your device.
You don’t have to be a geek, a hacker or a tech expert: this guide is for beginners, and it’s not (that) difficult. You just need to be aware of the potential risks and consequences. We’ll get to those shortly, but there’s nothing to worry about. We’ll show how to keep safe, make good use of the new freedom, and even put things back as they were in the first place. Just in case.