There are a number of programs that allow rooting of your device but is there one that stands out above the rest ?
Can rooting your device have any affect on apps already on your device ?
Well I know my bank app (Barclays), warns you on a iPhone that it won't run on jailbroken ones.
No I haven't tried it
I would imagine it would depend on the app and whether they have put something in to detect it. Persumably they could put a check in which would otherwise fail on a more restricted device, but if it then works then refuse to run.
Whatever device I'm messing about with my usual first port of call is to look on the XDA Developers forum here
Last device was a very cheap Nook HD+ which makes a nice standard 9" android tablet with a full HD display with the help of cyanogenmod
Not bad for £9
As to specific apps to root, nope depends on the unit, somethings work on some and not on others.
05-11-2017 2:44 PM - edited 05-11-2017 2:54 PM
Yes if you can get hold of a cheap device running the same OS - it may be worth getting one and having a play, just for the fun of doing it and see how it is. Then test what runs and what doesn't and the difference.
If it is your main phone, I would hold off doing it in case it breaks something (i.e. banking Apps) which I guess as Apps go, most of us have to use and depend on them.
I don't know about Android phones as have never had one of those, and whether the root changes can be reversed easily should it not go well.
Firstly what do you gain to benefit from it?
Yes it might be good fun and a laugh to do it, but otherwise.
If your bank apps stop working how much of a pain would it be for yourself, and then looking for solutions to make them work.
It it were me, I’d pick up a cheap Android test device and do whatever you want to it and don’t touch your main phone until you’re confidient it works in the way you want.
17-12-2017 6:07 PM - edited 17-12-2017 6:10 PM
When I first rooted my phone the objective was to get rid of junk and be able to fully back up and reinstall programs/data. Other things like the Nook it's to turn it into a standard android tablet and the Hudl get rid of Tesco.
As for some apps stopping working I've not seen that myself but I have seen some "roots" that come with an on and off option.
I've also got a rooted Nook HD+, running a Cyanogenmod version of Android 4.4.4. It is somewhat flaky at times, rebooting itself at random. I don't know if this behavior is OS or hardware related. What version are you running?
I have 4.2.2 on mine. Seems pretty stable with just the odd rare bit of bad behavior.
Though I guess this is probably down to what you are trying to run as the hardware can't be what the software is expecting.