InFocus M2 released in India exclusively on Flipkart sale. The M2 phone is a budget phone for Indians with good hardware and software, but good hardware in Android device is of no use if you don’t have it rooted. After rooting your phone you are able to do some extraordinary jobs, including hacking (by installing Linux on it). I have something for you with which you can root your InFocus M2 very easily and that is the Root Genius software. This software needs a windows-based PC, so grab one and get ready to root your phone.
This is to tell you that after rooting your phone your phone might lose its warranty because this process is unofficial and may brick down your device. The process is also not recommended by Google or InFocus. So if you are good with this then you may proceed to the steps given below.
You need is a Windows-based PC with internet connection and your phone’s drivers installed, also make sure to disable any kind of antivirus or anti malware software so it will not interfere during the root process because it might destroy your device. You also need a USB cable and your phone. On your phone make sure to enable USB debugging option, go to settings > about phone > tap on the build number 7 times and come back to settings then Developer options and check the USB debugging option from there.
Backup all you have on your phone because this process is risky and may delete your data stored on your phone. Sync all of your contacts to your Google account to keep them safe.
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.
Steps to root InFocus M2 using Root Genius software
- First you need to download and install the USB drivers of your device to your PC and make sure they are latest so the Root Genius can detect your phone.
- Now download Root Genius software from here and install it on your PC.
- Now launch the Root Genius software from the desktop by double clicking the Root genius icon.
- When Root Genius gets opened just connect your phone to your PC using USB cable, Root Genius will detect your phone and display your phone’s model number.
- After that, just click on that “Root Now” button and rooting process will get started automatically.
- Wait for some time and your phone will get rooted and you will see a confirmation message on Root Genius software.
- Now check for KingUser app in app drawer, if you have that app, it means your phone has been successfully rooted.
You can also check the root access by installing any root checker app on your phone. Make sure you share your rooting experience with us in the comment section below.