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veuzi wrote (edited )


  • Gain the ability to entirely swap out and heavily customize the firmware.
  • Gain the ability to remove pre-installed bloatware and effectively disable Google services, which improves performance and privacy.
  • Apps with root access gain functionality that would never be allowed on official app repositories, such as fine control of the hardware and device-wide content blocking.
  • Gain a proper task manager that can terminate any running program and a file manager that can read and edit any file on storage, including hidden files.


  • A lot of widely used "normie" apps such as mobile payment apps will detect a root and disable their own functionality. There are sometimes ways around that but it's not guaranteed.
  • Arguably a way more involved process than jailbreaking an iPhone. Not a friendly and simple process for non-technical people at all. Most rooting guides assumes technical familiarity with bootloaders and firmware packages, including how to find the most suitable firmware package for your device.
  • Good chance to brick your phone in the process. Your warranty will also be voided if that is something you care about.