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RSS FeedsRooting and ROM hacking as an Android newbie was a risky challenge
(Android Central)


16 september 2021 14:16:21

Rooting and ROM hacking as an Android newbie was a risky challenge
(Android Central)

I interviewed ProtonAOSP ROM creator Danny Lin about whether rooting Android phones is still worth it in 2021. Before I decided to switch from iOS to Android, I heard all about people who jailbreak iPhones to escape Apple`s walled garden. I never understood the appeal, personally. It wasn`t until I started testing out Android launchers that I learned about the joys of customization compared to Apple`s static, curated iOS experience. But I`m no hobbyist, the kind of person who tugs at loose threads of technology to see what breaks before fixing it. So I have to admit to a bit of imposter syndrome when reading how my colleague Alex Dobie installed Android 11 on his old Galaxy S2, or how Andrew Myrick used to root and install nightly ROMs on his Nexus 4. I use Android phones constantly these days, but I don`t have a decade of experience rooting in the OS`s backend to call upon. With these insecurities driving me, I started reading up on Magisk, ROMs, and rooted apps. My main goal...

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