Rooting the Blackview BV6000 can potentially be done a few different ways as we head into the latter stages of this year, but for now, there is only one way to root it, and that is by taking advantage of the custom recovery that is available for it. Team Win’s TWRP Recovery is the best custom recovery in the world and is far superior to ClockworkMod Recovery at the moment, and TWRP is available for everyone to install on the Blackview BV6000 smartphone.
Once you have installed the custom recovery on the smartphone, you can then install the right versions of Chainfire’s SuperSU, and it results in the device then being rooted. The difference is that the custom recovery allows for the installation of SuperSU so that it is enabled correctly. That is something that cannot be done from the stock recovery partition and it is not possible to install directly from the Google Play Store either. There are a few devices get SuperSU installed, but they always involved either installing a modified recovery or a custom recovery first.
Here is everything that you need to root the Blackview BV6000 smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s SuperSU from a custom recovery image:
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
Details We Should Know
- You need to have installed a custom recovery on Blackview BV6000 smartphone before you can follow this guide. A custom recovery is going to give us the chance to install the SuperSU app so that it is enabled correctly.
Files We Need
- Download Chainfire’s SuperSU version 2.76 from his repository page.
Rooting the Blackview BV6000 running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates
- Connect the Blackview BV6000 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you use for charging the battery.
- Open the Downloads folder if it is a Windows PC (or the default download location for other operating systems if you do not have Windows) and you can see the SuperSU file there.
- Copy the SuperSU 2.76 to the internal storage SD card folder.
- Unplug the Blackview smartphone from the computer once it is done.
- Boot the Blackview BV6000 into the recovery mode by pressing the hardware key combination for the stock recovery mode and it boots up the custom recovery that you flashed over the stock recovery earlier.
- Take the NANDroid Backup from the custom recovery menu if you have not backed up yet just in case you want to apply a hard reset later.
- Tap on the Install button and browse the SD card storage for the SuperSU file.
- Confirm you do want to install the SuperSU by following the on-screen guidelines for getting that done.
- Choose the option to Reboot and then System to get back into the normal mode.
That is how to root Blackview BV6000 smartphones when they are running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates by flashing a version of SuperSU by Chainfire. The Blackview phone reboots now and then the SuperSU is available as an app. You can enter the app and check out the settings that are available if you wish, but you do not need to do anything with the SuperSU. It is already enabled and working on the phone. All you need to do now is install the root applications online and then the SuperSU helps prompt you with a message on the display when you open the root app asking you if you do want to grant it root access and that is how you grant the rooting permissions to the root apps.
Rooting means that you can now install any of those root apps on the device that you could not have installed before having the root access. It puts you in charge of what goes on and is deleted from the device. Most of the great root apps are available from the same Google Play Store app that you already sue for installing apps. All you need to do now is find out some of the names of the root apps that you want to install. You can start by checking out our post that gives what we think are many of the best root applications out there available on the market for you to install today.
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