Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default When rooting your device(Need help!)

    How much safer can you make your phone? Because I've read about if you root your phone apps technically have full permissions of your phone in terms of taking it over.(don't know if thats true or not if they really wanted to) When rooting your phone, will it still connect to your phone provider? And can you control app permissions in terms of what apps can access? And block their access?
  2. #2  
    wizzrah's Avatar

    Posts
    4,342 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,356 Global Posts
    ROM
    CandyKat 4.4.4

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeist93 View Post
    How much safer can you make your phone? Because I've read about if you root your phone apps technically have full permissions of your phone in terms of taking it over.(don't know if thats true or not if they really wanted to) When rooting your phone, will it still connect to your phone provider? And can you control app permissions in terms of what apps can access? And block their access?
    Even if you're rooted, not all apps utilize the ability. Some will ask for root permission, but only to your consent (such as a file explorer).

    1. Yes, will still connect to your carrier.
    2. You can control app permissions with an app like App Ops from the Play Store.
    "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money." - Thomas Jefferson



    My One X has served its time...now it's the Note 4's turn
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Even if you're rooted, not all apps utilize the ability. Some will ask for root permission, but only to your consent (such as a file explorer).

    1. Yes, will still connect to your carrier.
    2. You can control app permissions with an app like App Ops from the Play Store.
    Thank you Can you make your phone safer by rooting your phone with certain apps? Like firewall and such? Would it be safer than a normal non rooted android?
  4. #4  
    wizzrah's Avatar

    Posts
    4,342 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,356 Global Posts
    ROM
    CandyKat 4.4.4

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeist93 View Post
    Thank you Can you make your phone safer by rooting your phone with certain apps? Like firewall and such? Would it be safer than a normal non rooted android?
    That wouldn't help. Just play it safe, stick to the play store, don't install suspicious things, look at user reviews, etc. You'll be fine if you take basic precautions like that.
    "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money." - Thomas Jefferson



    My One X has served its time...now it's the Note 4's turn
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    That wouldn't help. Just play it safe, stick to the play store, don't install suspicious things, look at user reviews, etc. You'll be fine if you take basic precautions like that.
    I understand. But I would like to block apps certain permissions. I'm guessing you would not recommend rooting your phone? Just to make it "safer".
  6. #6  
    wizzrah's Avatar

    Posts
    4,342 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,356 Global Posts
    ROM
    CandyKat 4.4.4

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeist93 View Post
    I understand. But I would like to block apps certain permissions. I'm guessing you would not recommend rooting your phone? Just to make it "safer".
    App Ops can block the permissions of certain apps.
    "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money." - Thomas Jefferson



    My One X has served its time...now it's the Note 4's turn
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    App Ops can block the permissions of certain apps.
    Do you recommend rooting your device?

    Sent from my XT1031 using AC Forums mobile app
  8. #8  
    wizzrah's Avatar

    Posts
    4,342 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,356 Global Posts
    ROM
    CandyKat 4.4.4

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeist93 View Post
    Do you recommend rooting your device?

    Sent from my XT1031 using AC Forums mobile app
    If you don't have a good reason for root, then no. If you do, then yes.

    There's lots of things you lose with root.

    For example, your warranty voids.
    "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money." - Thomas Jefferson



    My One X has served its time...now it's the Note 4's turn
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    If you don't have a good reason for root, then no. If you do, then yes.

    There's lots of things you lose with root.

    For example, your warranty voids.
    Warranty I don't care to much about. I'm more after security of my phone in terms of allowing and not allowing apps to do what they want.

    Sent from my XT1031 using AC Forums mobile app
  10. #10  
    wizzrah's Avatar

    Posts
    4,342 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,356 Global Posts
    ROM
    CandyKat 4.4.4

    Default Re: When rooting your device(Need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeist93 View Post
    Warranty I don't care to much about. I'm more after security of my phone in terms of allowing and not allowing apps to do what they want.

    Sent from my XT1031 using AC Forums mobile app
    You don't have to worry about that. The app will ask you for superuser permission and you can deny it. Just stick to the play store apps and don't download apps from rogue websites.
    "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money." - Thomas Jefferson



    My One X has served its time...now it's the Note 4's turn

Similar Threads

  1. "Play tone" issue help me
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-16-2014, 01:41 AM
  2. Camera help
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-09-2014, 03:28 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-09-2014, 01:36 PM
  4. Negalite SD Card Problem- HELP Please!
    By cjones in forum Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2014, 11:13 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2014, 10:53 AM

Posting Permissions