These are the steps to root the MyPhone A919i Duo smartphone using the one click MotoChopper method.
The MotoChopper rooting tool should have no worries rooting your MyPhone on any firmware that is officially released for this device.
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.
Files You Need
- Download the MotoChopper package for the A919i Duo smartphone from this link.
- Download the universal ADB Driver by Koush for your MyPhone device and the computer.
- You are choosing to void the warranty on your MyPhone when you customize the device and give it root access to that internal system. You will need to unroot the MyPhone smartphone before you can expect to send this handset away for free repairs again.
Rooting the MyPhone A919i Duo
- Download the MotoChopper rooting file from above and shift it over to the desktop of your computer.
- Right-click over the file and choose the “extract here” option from the menu.
- Make sure you have the universal ADB Driver installed on your computer before you connect your smartphone to the computer.
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Connect the MyPhone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Double-click on the executable file you can see from the MotoChopper extracted file.
- Follow the rest of the commands you can see on the computer to finish rooting your device.
- Make sure you unplug the MyPhone from the computer and reboot your device once the rooting is complete.
- You can always open your Google Play Store application on your smartphone and install the basic root checker application. It’s free and it simple to use. Just tap and open the basic root checker app and agree to allow access to the Superuser if it requests that for your device. Now it will tell you if your device has the internal system unchained or not.
Now that you have rooted the MyPhone device, you can head over to the XDA Developers website and check out what custom ROMs or custom kernel are available for the device. Those of you who are not interested in changing the ROM might want to open the Google Play Store and start installing the root-requiring apps like the Greenify application.
Backing up the MyPhone is never a fun task since it always has a lack of apps available before you root the device. Now that you followed the guide above you can install the Titanium Backup application. Titanium is easily the best way to back up for rooted users. Likewise, those of you who go on to install a custom recovery can start taking complete backups using the NANDroid backup feature. Head over to the Google Play Store and download the NANDroid Manager app if you end up installing a custom recovery. The NANDroid manager allows you to only backup certain partitions at a time.