Rooting your car head unit is not an easy task. It requires some basic knowledge of the Android operating system and a little bit of patience. If you want to learn how to root your car head unit, then read on!
Precautions to Take Before Rooting the Head Unit
Make sure that you have a backup of all your important files before rooting the head unit. Rooting can cause the system to become unstable sometimes and can erase all data on the head unit.
Also, ensure that your car’s battery is fully charged before starting the process.
Importantly, I don’t recommend rooting a device within its warranty period as it will void any sort of warranty you get.
What You Need to Root the Head Unit?
Not long ago, rooting android devices was not as easy as it is now.
In the old days of the android operating system, rooting required connecting the device with a Windows or Linux computer with an internet connection and rigorous processes that could easily go wrong by a wrong step. Now, the process is simple-
Install Rooting App
The first step is to install a rooting app on your android device. There are many rooting apps available on the internet, but I recommend using Kingo Root as it is one of the most reliable and easy-to-use rooting apps available.
Follow the Instructions Inside the App
Once you have installed the Kingo Root app, open it and click on “Root.” The app will then guide you through the rooting process.
The rooting process usually takes a few minutes to complete, but it may take longer depending on your device and internet connection speed.
Once the rooting process is completed, you should see a message that says “Root Succeeded.”
Check Root Access
Despite showing a success message, root access can be out of your reach sometimes. To check whether you actually have root access or not, you will need to use root checker apps, typically found inside the rooting app.
Simply download that and it will show you whether you have root access or not.
Here is the same process explained visually-
Advantages of Rooting Android Car Stereos
While there are some risks involved in rooting an android device, there are some advantages as well when you root the device. Some of the advantages are-
One of the main reasons why people root android devices is to remove bloatware apps. Rooting your device will allow you to delete all those unwanted apps that came preinstalled on your device, along with their data files. This way, you can free up some valuable storage space on your device.
Customize the Operating System to Your Needs
Another main reason why people root their devices is that it allows them to modify and customize the operating system according to their preferences- like changing fonts, icons, and other visual effects like transitions between home screens.
Rooting Android also gives you access to installing custom ROMs (customized versions of the Android operating system) on your device.
Risks Associated with Rooting an Android Device!
While there are some benefits to rooting android devices, it also comes with its own set of risks that you should take into account before taking the plunge. Some of the common risks associated with rooting-
Bricking Your Device
Sometimes during the process, if something goes wrong, you might end up “bricking” your device- which means that the device becomes unusable and cannot be fixed. This is why it is important to have a backup of all your data before rooting your device.
Losing Your Warranty
Rooting also voids any warranty you may have on the device. So, if something goes wrong during or after the process, you won’t be able to get it fixed under warranty.
How to Unroot an Android Device
To unroot an Android device, open Kingo Root and click on “Unroot.” The app will then guide you through the unrooting process.
The process usually takes a few minutes to complete, but it may take longer depending on your device and internet connection speed.
Once the unrooting process is completed, you should see a message that says “Unroot Succeeded.”
Coming Back to Stock Method of Rooting Your Device
If for some reason you are unable to use your rooted device anymore, there is a way of unrooting your android devices- which is simply called “coming back” to stock method. This means that you will go back to the original state of your device before rooting it. It’s the same as unrooting your device. So, follow the steps described above.
If you need to root your Android device, it’s important that you know the risks and benefits associated with rooting before taking any action.
For those who are still interested in going through this process because we recommend backing up all data and proceeding with caution to eliminate any risk of bricking the device.