Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.
Of course, for the average user, this sounds like — and can be — a scary process. After all, “rooting” around in your smartphone’s core software might seem like a recipe for disaster. One wrong move and you could end up with bricked handset.
Thankfully, there’s a utility that makes rooting a one-click affair: KingoRoot. It’s free and it works — though not with all devices.
An ambitious go-getter and over achiever, Charles Russell Leone IV enjoys among other things, hiking, fitness and photography. He believes the key to living...