Android usually protects its handset by configuring programs that are designed to limit the privileges of using the device such as the installation of various applications. This process will require the Android user the need to change the settings of their device to be able to use the installed application. Android impose restrictions on accessing the device’s core operating system and to be able to use some functionality of the mobile applications you want to use on your mobile, you need to bypass these restrictions by rooting your mobile device.
While the main purpose why Android designed these restrictions is primarily to protect your device from getting damaged, there are ways that you can enjoy your phone’s functionality such as upgrading its operation system and installing applications that are compatible for rooted Android phones. But rooting an Android phone imposes some risks. Here are some of the widespread Android rooting problems that you might likely experience and learn how to resolve them:
Difficulty in navigating the GPS feature of a rooted Android phone
Rooting an Android phone may cause some glitches on the mobile device’s GPS feature. In order to help fix this issue on a rooted Android phone it is best to check the Assisted GPS feature or AGPS on your phone setting. Before rooting your device, make sure that this feature is enabled. Check your phone settings and go to the location and security tab then click the boxes on the options “Use wireless network” and “Use GPS satellite” to enable these features prior to rooting your Android phone. If this does not fix the problem, you will need some help from an application called GPS Status & Toolbox that will assist in flashing and re-downloading your AGPS data. This way, your rooted device will get some assistance in re-acquiring the correct satellite network for your device. However, you may need to do this often as the tool does not provide a permanent fix to the problem. A much longer term solution to resolve this issue on your rooted phone is to flash a custom ROM or radio.
Insufficient storage available on your phone
Rooted Android phones are often confronted with this problem each time they try to download, install and test a mobile application on their device. Using application tools will help fix the problem like the Lucky Patcher app. Once installed on your device you can run it to check for the bug and resolve the storage issue problems on your device. You can run the app each time the “insufficient storage available” message issue appears. Alternatively, you can point out a file manager to the root access on your phone and try to find the app that cannot be installed or downloaded on your mobile and delete the .apk file attributed to it. Install the app again and you can no longer have the same issue again.
Your Android phone gets bricked
A bricked mobile phone is one that is locked, cannot be turned off or the device is essentially dead. This often happens among Android phone users who are not technology savvy. If you belong to this category of mobile users, better not attempt rooting your phone and look for someone who can. However, if a bricked phone is not essentially bricked or dead but is only stuck on the boot loop where the device keeps on rebooting, try to wipe your data and clean your cache in order to break the loop. When you flash your ROM when rooting the device and you find it not booting on the home screen, the usual cause is due to the failure of clearing your cache and mobile data. To resolve the issue, you can simply bring your mobile to a recovery mode and delete all your setting and applications and then reboot the device again. If your phone goes directly to its recovery mode, a solution would be to flash the new ROM. If the device goes into its bootloader, your best solution would be to restore the device’s stock ROM. This will unroot the phone and you will likely lose your downloaded apps and programs but it will restore the original phone setting.
When you root your device which involves making some changes on the codes on your Android phone programs, you are taking the risks of getting virus on your phone including malware and other security issues and bugs. You have no other recourse in resolving the problem but by taking your phone to a professional to make the necessary repair. The best way to resolve this problem is to avoid installing doubtful apps on your mobile device. Malware and viruses get on your device usually in three ways namely through drive by downloads, infected apps and malicious links. Be more prudent when downloading apps to your rooted phone and use only services from reputable mobile apps providers.
About the Author:
Stacy Carter is a tech writer and freelance blogger laying out for tech news via online exposures. She is the author of the site: Android Spy where you can get valuable information about spy software program on your cell phone