Before I go into detail about what you can do after rooting, I will explain what you NEED to do to keep your device safe. Inside every Android phone is a folder called the EFS folder. This folder is where all of the important stuff is kept such as the device IMEI number. After rooting the Android device, this can become corrupt. Because of this, the first thing you need to do is back up this folder. To back up this folder use an app called HellcatDroid. If you own a Samsung mobile, there is also an app called EFS Pro which I believe is an option for this. Now we have that out of the way, let’s get down to what you can enjoy.

One of our favorite things to cover is the rooting of devices. The main reason for rooting your phone or tablet or whatever device it is that you own is so that you can enjoy more things than what you could previously from buying your device as it comes. Once the device is rooted you can enjoy lots of cool apps, and delve into installing custom ROMs onto the device. It’s not all about making things different just for the sake of it either. There are also many benefits to it, which we will talk about more after the jump.

The first thing I mentioned when talking about what to do with your device after it has been rooted is the new range of apps. Apps such as Busybox go a long way to enjoying the new app range. BusyBox lets you run commands on your rooted device which will give you access to using a few extra apps that you previously wouldn’t have been able to. If you are new to rooting, forget BusyBox for now so it doesn’t rattle your brain and scare you away. In time you will want to go and explore that yourself. There are lots of great apps which you can enjoy straight away. ROM Toolbox is an app that lets users combine and put all of their apps into one place or toolbox. Maybe you want to delve into the Android file system? There’s an app for that too! It’s called Root Browser lite. There are many apps that you can enjoy, these are just a few of the main ones you might find useful to get you started.

Many people’s favorite thing to do after rooting is installing new ROMs. There is a big number of ROMs that you can install on your rooted device which will change how your device looks and operates. When you buy your Android device it comes with what is known as a stock ROM. The stock ROM is how the company has set up your device with software to do its everyday tasks, such as how you access the email, how you access the web, etc. The bad thing with stock ROMs is they are just made for a general purpose and a general audience because that’s the most marketable thing to do. But what if you wanted it different? What if there were variations of the ROM that you would prefer? Well, the device does not come with any other variants you have to do this yourself, using what is called a custom ROM. There are heaps of custom ROMs out there to choose from to suit the individual user’s needs and desires. Sounds too good to be true? A little naughty? Doing this is not illegal and not naughty at all. About the only consequence of doing this is it will void your warranty. Scared away? Don’t be, because you can unroot your device if you want and the warranty will work again. They will never know you did it.

So why isn’t all this greatness more popular? Rooting an Android is becoming increasingly popular as time goes on, there is no question. However, there is still a way to go. If you have friends that are not into tech at all, the word rooting is barely recognizable. And if it is recognized it probably comes with a worried look or something you should stick away from. The truth is it is fairly easy to do and hopefully following one’s success with it, they share the word around.

Rooting a device is all about customizing things to have them the way you want them, not the way they were brought out to be a safe bet for how the world might want them. Rooting also opens new doors to use apps that you previously would not have been able to use.

After the device is rooted, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking out the custom ROMs.