When people shell out hundreds of dollars for new devices such as smart phones, there should be a way to make the most out of it. These devices do have the ability to download many productivity applications and several other software but some people want to do more with the smart phones beyond surfing the internet, tweeting and Instagramming. People want to be able to take charge of their smart devices. They want to be able to add apps they otherwise could not get, they want better performance, a more efficient camera, and of course customize their text and ring tones with sounds that are not included in the package operating systems have. Some people may be satisfied with being able to just use one of the songs in their playlist as a ring tone, but others want more power than that. Fortunately, there is a way to do this.
Software developers around the internet have written programs that will allow people to get this level of customization. This kind of program is called a root.
Something like that often sounds very technical and may fly over people’s heads but it can be simple. These roots can be found all over the Internet, many in message boards, forums and other websites. Tutorials on how to install these programs are also available.
First time Rooting on Android
* Before any of these roots can be installed, the device must first be backed up. Installing roots may also void warranties. One of these roots is called CF-Root and is the program that provides a look that is as close to the original firmware as possible. Developers of the program also call it a quick and easy root for first timers.
* CF-Root is available for Samsung devices like the Galaxy series and the Note. It is also available for Samsung tablets. These devices run on Google’s Android operating system.
* To use the program, it must first be downloaded. It will come out as a zip file which should then be unzipped into an SD Card.
* The smart phone must then be disconnected from the computer. There will be a file called Odin3-vX.X.exe. Click on this file to start it.
* Then click on the PDA button to select the file CF-Auto-Root file. Put the phone into download mode (basically you need to turn the device off, hold the down volume button, the home button, and the power button at the same time).
* After this, connect the smart phone to the computer via the USB. A system prompt will come up and make sure that “repartition” is unchecked.
* Click the start button and wait for the Android operating system to boot up.
* Now this means the program has been “flashed” or it has erased the locks on the old operating system.
* The root package has been rebooted into a modified recovery on the phone. It has also installed other programs for restoring previous memory versions.
* Users who do these steps now have the ability to fully customize their smart phones and go around so many of the limitations placed on the device and do more on the devices.