Android, being an open source operating system offers a wide range of options and features to its billions of users.
Though most Android users don’t know about these or don’t feel the need for these kinds of features, developers and Android enthusiasts continue to work hard to provide the users with a better experience.
One of the most excellent and beneficial features among these is the ability to flash or install a custom ROM to your Android after rooting your device.
Custom ROMs are similar to the Android OS. Still, unlike the stock ROM that comes with your phone, Custom ROMs allow you to customize your phone to any extent, like modifying your boot logo, setting custom Themes for individual apps, improving your audio effects, battery life, and much more.
The features and the freedom these Custom ROMs offers are practically infinite and combine it with Mods like Xposed Framework or Lucky patcher, and you have got a device more powerful than your computer.
But all that aside, do you need to root your phone just for the sake of installing and playing with Custom ROMs?
Of course, most phone manufacturers do not provide timely updates to their users and you can upgrade your Android version by installing custom ROMs to your phones.
But let’s be honest, do you need to go through all that risk of bricking your phone by trying to root or installing Custom Recoveries just because you can enjoy the features from the latest version of Android, which in my opinion, you can get mostly through third-party apps? I don’t think so.
So, I will list down here the top 3 reasons you should not root your Android phone in 2021.
Read it before you make that risky decision to root your phone, which may potentially soft or even hard brick your phone and void your warranty if unsuccessful.
This may change your mind and set you on the right path.
Smartphones are already innovative:
One of the main reasons for rooting smartphones is that you can over or underclock your CPU, thus improving your phone’s performance or even turning down some of your processors while you are sleeping to reduce the usage and save the battery.
But let me tell you one thing, these kinds of options and features were relevant a few years back when the most RAM phones had been 2GB and the maximum processor built into a telephone had only four cores. Now in 2021, we see phones with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM, and there is rarely a necessity to overclock your CPU to boost your performance.
The batteries of today’s smartphones are also much larger, and some phones even come with 5000mAh batteries.
But this was not the case back then, which was one reason why people rooted their phone to get more battery life by installing apps like Greenify or Amplify and then limiting the services and the background processes of their phones.
But you don’t have to do these anymore since you already have an enormous amount of battery which would last a day or even a two based on your usage, and you do not need to root your phone and limit the system services for that.
Apps do everything:
Back then when Android was still a growing operating system and only a few million users had Android phones, there were not many Android apps and only a few very basic ones were available at the play store like the Default Google apps, some music and video player apps and a few basic games with medium graphics.
So, users had to root their phones to get their hands on exciting features like downloading videos from YouTube, replacing the default home button action, getting pie bars and sidebars on their screen for quick access to apps and settings, and many other customization options like changing the color of your icons, your status bar, etc.
But most of these features are now available as third-party apps, and instead of going through the hard way of rooting your want to enjoy these features, you can download the apps that provide similar functionality from the play store.
Native Integration of Features: Why not to root Android in 2021
During the initial stages, Android was a simple operating system designed to serve primary purposes like calling someone, listening to music, watching videos, playing games, etc.
But as the user base began to grow exponentially, more and more features were added to the Android operating system to keep it updated and interesting to its users.
So, long gone are the days when you can only use features like Multi-window, floating apps, night mode, etc., on the Custom ROMs or only if you root your phone.
All these features are now natively supported by the stock version of the Android OS, thus eliminating the necessity and risk of installing the Custom ROMs to enjoy these features.
And of course, these are only going to increase in the future, which means you no longer have to root your phone nor have to install Custom ROMs to get a different experience because Android does it all for you with less risk and better support.
You may argue that Custom ROMs gives you the latest version of Android which most phone manufacturers fail to do so and it is a good reason to root Android in 2021.
But as I said, most features available in the latest version of Android, like the Doze feature or the automatic night mode, are all available as third-party apps that could be used to get these features even though you did not receive the latest update.
So say bye to rooting and have a risk-free Android experience!
Please share this article with your friends who have gone through the tedious process of rooting their phones and letting them know that you enjoy all the features as they are without the struggle!