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    Default Is it safe to be rooted?

    I have rooted all of my Android phones and I'm worried about it. I just don't want my phone to be useless eventually. Is it safe to be rooted? Like will being rooted cause my phone to become useless?

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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    I have rooted all of my Android phones and I'm worried about it. I just don't want my phone to be useless eventually. Is it safe to be rooted? Like will being rooted cause my phone to become useless?

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    No. You should be fine with rooted devices. The only downfall is if you damage your device, you can't send it for repair because the warranty is void.
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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    No. You should be fine with rooted devices. The only downfall is if you damage your device, you can't send it for repair because the warranty is void.
    Insurance still covers it
    Or at least that's what I was told by T-Mobile.
    To answer OP's question: You'll be fine. A lot of us here also root our phones, and I have never seen an issue caused directly by root. It's usually something the user flashed that was either incompatible or broken that leads to bricked devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    No. You should be fine with rooted devices. The only downfall is if you damage your device, you can't send it for repair because the warranty is void.
    Even if you factory reset it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Insurance still covers it
    Or at least that's what I was told by T-Mobile.
    To answer OP's question: You'll be fine. A lot of us here also root our phones, and I have never seen an issue caused directly by root. It's usually something the user flashed that was either incompatible or broken that leads to bricked devices.

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    So rooting a device won't cause a brick? I always look up the root guide for my specific phone and make sure in that guide forum that it hasn't caused any bad problems .

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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Even if you factory reset it?

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    If you get root fully removed, then you should be fine. It depends on your device. Some devices leave traces that the phone has been tampered with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    So rooting a device won't cause a brick? I always look up the root guide for my specific phone and make sure in that guide forum that it hasn't caused any bad problems .

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    If the device has not bricked as of now, chances are it won't in the future...
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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Insurance still covers it
    Or at least that's what I was told by T-Mobile.
    To answer OP's question: You'll be fine. A lot of us here also root our phones, and I have never seen an issue caused directly by root. It's usually something the user flashed that was either incompatible or broken that leads to bricked devices.

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    What if you don't have insurance or T-Mobile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    If you get root fully removed, then you should be fine. It depends on your device. Some devices leave traces that the phone has been tampered with.

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    If the device has not bricked as of now, chances are it won't in the future...
    But can rooting a device brick it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    But can rooting a device brick it?

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    Usually the risks of bricking are when you are actually rooting the device. After that, you are good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Usually the risks of bricking are when you are actually rooting the device. After that, you are good to go.
    That kinda scares me

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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    That kinda scares me

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    Why?
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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

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    Why?
    Because I don't want to root my phone and brick it

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    Because I don't want to root my phone and brick it

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    Now you're confusing me. Are you devices rooted or not rooted?
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    Default Re: Is it safe to be rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Because I don't want to root my phone and brick it

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    If you follow instructions and use the correct files, you'll be fine. You said you had experience with rooting, so I assume you're already doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Now you're confusing me. Are you devices rooted or not rooted?
    No they are but for when I get a new device in not sure if I should root or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    No they are but for when I get a new device in not sure if I should root or not

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    If you're scared, then don't do it. Like UJ95x said, you seem to have some experience, so just follow instructions like usual! :')
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    It's going to be hard to decide

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    It's going to be hard to decide

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    How so? What device are you going to root?
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    How so? What device are you going to root?
    I don't know. Like I said just just trying to figure out if in the future I should root or not

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    I don't know. Like I said just just trying to figure out if in the future I should root or not

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    I don't understand your reason for worry then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    I don't understand your reason for worry then.
    Well because I wanna root but I don't want it to end with a bricked device

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Well because I wanna root but I don't want it to end with a bricked device

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    You don't even know what device you're going to get. At least get that info first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Well because I wanna root but I don't want it to end with a bricked device

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    You knew the risks of rooting when you did it in the past. You obviously succeeded in doing it. Why would it be any different now? Follow the same steps as before...research the possible root methods, read comments and feedback, follow instructions, etc.
    You'll be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Is it safe to be rooted? Like will being rooted cause my phone to become useless?

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    No. Rooting opens up more options for how to run and customize your device.

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    Even if you factory reset it?

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    No, most root methods survive resets.

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    So rooting a device won't cause a brick?
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    It can happen. Highly unlikely. Typically bricking during a root is when a completely incorrect rooting method is used.

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    But can rooting a device brick it?

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    See above response.

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    Because I don't want to root my phone and brick it

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    Which is why when learning to root, you should also know how to unroot, and know beforehand common fixes to common problems.

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    No they are but for when I get a new device in not sure if I should root or not

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    What do you need root access for? What do you do that requires it?

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    I don't know. Like I said just just trying to figure out if in the future I should root or not

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    Again, see above.

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