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Rooting an Android mobile device is when we break away from the factory restrictions that clamp us down. It’s just like becoming an administrator if you are familiar with Windows operating systems on your laptop, notebook or desktop computer. If you don’t have those administrator permissions, then you cannot take full advantage of all the features that your computer is capable of using. Apply that same thinking to a mobile device, and that’s why people want rot access. By unrooting the device we are giving up the admin rights again and going back to owning a locked device. It’s not all bad when we do that though; it does have its advantages.

The main advantage with unrooting your mobile is that you can use the warranty again — assuming you still have time left on the warranty you purchased. If you are suffering from any lag, bad battery life, bugs, system crashes, freezes, you can install a stock ROM and fix those problems. Installing the stock Android ROM is the same thing as unrooting for this Huawei valiant. Once you install the stock ROM, you are using the device just like it was when you opened the Valiant out of the box.

Huawei Valiant

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.

The Files You Need

  • Download the stock ROM for your device from this page.
  • Download the Quick Boot app from the Google Play Store link here.
  • You can use this guide on any computer. All you need to do is make sure you have the USB cable and a USB port so you can connect the Huawei Valiant to the computer and get the firmware file on your SD card.

Unrooting The Huawei Valiant

  1. Download the stock ROM zip file to the desktop of the computer. Do not unzip the file.
  2. Transfer that same file over to the internal storage SD card on the Valiant phone.
  3. Download the Quick Boot app from the Google Play Store on your phone. The link is given above but it’s probably just as easy to enter the Google Play Store app on your device and search for the Quick Boot app.
  4. Remember to sign into your Google account so you can use the Google Play Store.
  5. Unplug the Huawei valiant from the computer.
  6. Launch the Quick Boot app from the app drawer on the mobile device.
  7. Tap the Recovery option from the Quick Boot menu.
  8. Your device will now boot into the recovery mode.
  9. Wait until you are in recovery and then select the install zip from SD card.
  10. Browse the SD card for the stock ROM zip file.
  11. Flash that zip file by confirming you want to install it on the phone.
  12. At this stage you are done with the Quick Boot app and you just need to select the reboot system option from the recovery menu.
  13. Now your Huawei handset will reboot and you will no longer have the root access you had before. You can check that the guide worked for you by installing the root checker app from the Google Play Store.
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