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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by AndroidConvert, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. AndroidConvert

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    I want to root my phone. I've never done it before, and although I do know my way around, I'm not great with the Android OS. My phone runs 5.1.1, and I know that rooting it leaves it open to viruses. Will simply not downloading things keep me safe from viruses? I just want to root my phone, make some changes, then probably unroot it. How can I avoid turning it into a brick or getting a virus? Please help.
     

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    If you plan to root your device, I'd advice to make sure it has enough development support. Make sure there's a custom recovery for it because things can go wrong and you will be stuck with a bricked device.

    Don't expect to be able to root your phone to modify it and not have it bricked... it's very risky.
     
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    So if it is bricked, its possible to recover it?
     
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    If there's a custom recovery for it, yes. But I also forgot to mention that some phones have a locked bootloader and it needs to be unlocked(another risky task) for flashing a custom recovery.

    It's probably not worth it rooting this device.
     
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    How do I know if I have a locked bootloader? If I had it, how could I unlock it? I really just take out my bloatware, and explore.
     
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    You can root without unlocking the boot loader, unlocking it is for flashing custom recoveries and ROMS.

    ...but if you really want to root your phone there's one-click root apps and software like kingoRoot that you can give a try.


    I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
     

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