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How to root the phone: Perhaps you are not aware of it but the operating system you use on your smartphone every day integrates a sort of internal security system that prevents users from making changes that are considered in some way dangerous and which could therefore compromise the stability of the platform. However, there are cases in which bypassing the internal security system of the operating system in use on the phone can be particularly useful in order to perform specific operations. This practice is commonly identified as “rootare”. However, if you are reading this guide at the moment, it is most likely because you are already aware of the thing but do not have the faintest of how to do it. root the phone. If this is really the case and if you are therefore interested in knowing what needs to be done in order to succeed, know that you can count on me more.

Before explaining how to root your phone, however, it is good that you understand in detail what it means to do this. Having root permissions basically means logging onto the system with elevated privileges in order to bypass restrictions and to be able to freely change all those settings that are usually inaccessible. Rooting the phone therefore means having the ability to use specific apps or to unlock certain functions that generally cannot be used.

Without clarity about it if you are interested in finding out what needs to be done in order to root the phone, I invite you to take a few minutes of free time and devote yourself to reading the following lines.

Android

If you are in possession of one smartphone Android and it is your intention to find out what needs to be done to be able to root the phone I have bad news to tell you: unfortunately at the current state of affairs there is no univocal procedure to unlock all devices equipped with the operating system of the green robot. Surely at this point you are wondering but how? there is no procedure valid for all devices? well, as I already mentioned, unfortunately no, sorry. The rooting process varies depending on the phone to be unlocked and involves the use of various software.

For example, for the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other smartphones produced by the famous Korean company, you need to use the free application Odin 3 together with a file in TAR format called CF-Root to be downloaded separately. The procedure to follow is quite simple: just click on the button PDA, feed him the CF-ROOT file and then click on the button START. Some terminals, such as Motorola’s Moto G, instead require a slightly more complex procedure to be unlocked. First, you need to download the utilities fastboot.exe And adb.exe to unlock the phone’s bootloader (the software that launches the smartphone’s operating system when the device is turned on).

In short, as you can see, the operations that must be carried out to root the phone can vary and not a little. So, based on the make and model of the device in your possession in order to understand how to root the phone I suggest you use Google to search for the most suitable procedure to perform on your device.

For example, if you own a Samsung Galaxy S6 and want to find out how to get root permissions you can type www.google.it in the address bar of your favorite web browser, type samsung galaxy s6 root in the search bar displayed on the screen and press on the various search results available in order to identify the one you think may be more suitable.

Android root permissions

However, keep in mind that in principle there are four basic steps that must be carried out to be able to root the phone in the case of devices based on Android. To begin with, you need to unlock the bootloader that is the software that provides the device with all the instructions necessary to start the operating system during power-up, then you have to worry about replacing the software recovery included in the device with a customized one that allows you to unlock different versions of Android after which you have to install a customized version of the operating system including the tools necessary to have root permissions. Finally you need to install the Play Store and other Google apps that for licensing reasons cannot already be included in unlocked Android versions.

To learn more about the topic, I suggest you read my very detailed guide on how to root Android.

In case you were wondering, also keep in mind that the procedure for rooting the phone in the case of devices based on the mobile platform of the green robot is completely legal but, it is good that you keep this in mind, in many cases it invalidates the warranty of the device on which it is carried out so watch out!

iPhone

If you own a iPhone and it is your intention to find out what needs to be done to root the phone know that the procedure you need to carry out in order to succeed is called jailbreak.

Photo of an iPhone 5S

Unlike the procedure that you need to perform to root the phone in the case of Android, the jailbreak does not vary depending on the device being used but depending on the version of iOS in use. To have root permissions on iOS it is also necessary to download a special free program on the computer, connect the device to the latter and follow the short wizard that is shown on the screen.

For example for iOS 7.0.x you can use Evasi0n, for iOS 8 and for iOS 8.1 you have to rely on Pangu while for iOS 8.1.2 you have to use Taig. Note that not all versions of iOS can be subjected to the unlocking procedure!

Screenshot showing how to be rooted on iPad

To learn more about the topic and to find out in detail what steps to take to be able to root the phone in the case of the iPhone, I invite you to consult the tutorial on how to jailbreak iPhone.

In case you were wondering, know that jailbreaking on iOS is legal but it is a procedure that is not particularly well regarded by Apple. Furthermore, jailbreaking Apple devices will invalidate the warranty applied to them.

After jailbroken the iPhone you will then need to boot Cydia, the alternative store from which you can download tweaks and unofficial software, and wait for some routine operations to be performed to be able to use them without problems. Once this is done you can finally start using your “unlocked” iPhone. Please, never delete the Cydia and Pangu apps from your iPhone, otherwise you will compromise the correct operation of the procedure carried out to root the phone.