The Samsung Galaxy Admire is also known as the SCH-R720 and is commonly owned on the MetroPCS phone carrier network. You’ll know that from the large MetroPCS stamped just above the front display.
If you want to find an easy way of gaining root access for your device under the same name you can follow the guide below. We’ll teach you how you can start installing custom ROMs with just one click. It’s fast, fun and you don’t need to be an advanced Android users to follow the steps.
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.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You should have the updated USB drivers. You can find them here by clicking on the link for Samsung.
- Make sure you have enough battery left on your device before starting the steps.
- Back up the existing data on your phone such as contacts, pictures, SMS texts and more just in case something goes wrong.
- You’ll need to have a Windows computer to follow the guide. The same will work for a Windows laptop as long as it has a working USb port in the side for connecting the phone.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY ADMIRE IN ANDROID 2.3.4 GINGERBREAD
1. Download the One-Click rooting file from this link here.
2. Extract the contents to the desktop of the computer.
3. Look for the run.bat file from the extracted folder.
4. Connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable.
5. Run the ran.bat file on the computer and wait until the flashing finishes.
6. You have the Superuser app running on your device now which is giving you root. For those of you who don’t find the Superuser application pre-installed you can download the same from the Google Play Store and run it that way.
7. Your device will have root access when it’s done. Download BusyBox from the Google Play Store when you are done.
The Galaxy Admire smartphone that is made available for MetroPCS subscribers is now rooted. The difference is you now have no restrictions whatsoever with regards to the number of applications that you can install. A lot of people out there think that root access has something to do with custom ROMs, but it really doesn’t apart from the fact that some custom ROMs can come with root access and some root applications can help you install custom ROMs. But everything else and everything that’s directly related to root access is to do with applications. There are some root applications available out there to install that need to be able to have access to the full system which can only be done when it gets installed from a user account that has the full administrative permissions assigned do it. And that’s what you are doing when you root your device: the user account that you use when you turn it on now has full administrative permissions which allow for all apps to run. Just be sure you don’t install malware though. It wasn’t a big issue to have malware installed on your device before because they couldn’t move out of their unique app sandboxes. However, now with root access, it makes it much easier for apps to move out of their fenced-off areas and into other apps yards so to speak. That can spell trouble if malware jumps over to your banking apps or anything alike.