Let’s talk about getting Android root privileges

Jesse Han   2017.09.08 3:15   Jesse Han  

One of the advantages of Android system is that we can root our device to get access to the underlying permissions.

About Android Root

As most of us know, Android is based on open source Linux operation system kernel. The term root also comes in Linux, the root user has all rights to perform actions. On this it also applies to Android, with root, we have all the control over our Android device. And in general, following the philosophy of the security-focused runtime environment, many manufacturers have not put all of the control in the users’ hands.


Root is usually activated via the tool-based app called SuperSU developed by the famous Chainfire. The app can be got at by going to Google’s digital store, the current version is v2.82. And also, the SuperSU is often provided in form of a flashable ZIP archive.

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The SR version is usually focused on the latest function test.

SuperSU use the acquired root privileges to service other apps that require root permissions. It’s such a case, you install a root app, then SuperSU can assign it.

Please kindly note that installing SuperSU app is of no use. On this you must first get root privileges for your Android device, and then SuperSU can provide the opportunity to all other apps that require root permissions for gaining the use of all these root rights.

The benefits of root

As I mentioned above, root gives more privileges to the users, we can therefore do more with our Android device. The term stay deliberately as broad as root privileges can be used by huge apps and services.Take performing a comprehensive backup for example, we can back up all contents, which including system apps. And of course, not just that, as another example, if you want to delete a system app that you unwanted, the root is especially useful.

With root, you can also install lots of mods developed by the third-party community, such as a custom kernel that can improve the performance and battery life. You can even adjust the clock speed of the processor with a custom kernel.

Verify root

For those who don’t know whether the device is rooted or not, there is a good check app for you, it is Root Checker.


Rooting is completely legal, however, many manufacturers limit it. What do you mean? Because if you get root privileges on your Android device, those manufacturers probably do not provide any warranty services. Of course, it is possible to install a stock firmware without getting root privileges before you send your Android device for repair.

In addition, once you got root access, most of Android stock updates are no longer available. Although some root apps have the ability to delete the root you got to let you manage the official updates, then you need to get root again.