Know The Dangers You Run When Rooting Your Android Phone


Android is known and adored by its fans for the freedom it gives the user to modify the system, and root is certainly the main way to enjoy a good part of this benefit. The problem is that the famous “unlocking” of the Google system is a privileged access that, at the same time that it releases new functions, can bring risks to the user, even the most experienced ones.

Rooting on Android is a relatively simple procedure and allows the installation of ROMs, Xposed modules and the use of advanced applications such as Tasker. However, few are aware of the dangers posed by this “hack”. Movical  have listed below the some main problems you may face when rooting your device – in the end, you might think twice before trying your luck.

More Vulnerable On Open Wi-Fi Networks

If you often use public Wi-Fi networks and, mainly, open ones, having a rooted Android device can pose serious threats. Studies have shown that hackers breaking into Wi-Fi networks without a password and with public access look especially for Android devices with privileged access.

The exploit used to infect routers can find its perfect address on your device, since it will have sufficient privilege to release virtual ports and, with them, the criminal’s entry into the cell phone. If you have a rooted device and want to use Wi-Fi at airports, shopping malls and restaurants, it is recommended to use VPN services – the same recommendation applies to everyone, but those who do not have Android with unlocking have an additional protection barrier.

You May Lose Your Warranty

Rooting your phone means, first, unlocking the device’s bootloader. The procedure can be simple and even facilitated by the manufacturer, but the warranty is invariably lost once the administrator privilege is granted. Of course, you can always obtain the original software before sending the device for simple service repairs.

But in more serious cases, you may not have the chance, and have to pay for the repair due to the modification made to the software on a brand-new cell phone.

Facilitates The Action Of Malware

The privileged access granted by root on Android is not only useful to customize your system, but also to facilitate the work of malicious codes. Many malware infecting green robot phones have the primary function of root-forcing the device to infiltrate permanently, something that becomes indispensable if the gadget already clears the way beforehand.

If your device is rooted, it becomes much riskier to be hit by viruses and other distributed threats, for example, in drive-by attacks, which only require visiting – usually forced – to a page on the internet, without having to click on nothing.