Over the past few years, i have always been an advocate of rooting android phones. Even though i sorta have reasons why i root these phones which is basically experimenting and putting up the post here on TechsNG, it’s been sorta fun.
Lately, we have constantly been seeing and hearing problems in relation to android phones getting bricked as a result of the phone being rooted. These phones do not actually get bricked during the rooting process, it happens basically when updating the OS.
Infinix phones has a huge share in this problem (so far based on speculation). Some time back, we even had an issue of such with our infinix hot note x551 android phone. Although we unrooted the phone completely before choosing to update, the device still got bricked during the upgrading process. Although fixing it was quite easy, it had to take us like 4 days to completely fix it simply because at a point, it was hard-bricked.
Ours isn’t the only device that has experienced that problem. Go through comments on that post, go through comments on other blogs online. It’s basically the same thing. In most cases, even after unrooting the android phone, it still gets bricked while updating. Hence, if you have rooted your phone and you intend upgrading it’s OS courtesy of a software update that pops up via OTA, please be sure to back up your android device before updating OS.
Couple of days back, i was approached by a Man who i wouldn’t say i know too well. Naaah, i don’t mean i was approached online, i was actually approached by a man offline who said he knew me. At first, i was wondering how he knew me but i later realized he knew me via someone. To cut the story short, he said he was having problems with upgrading his newly bought Infinix Hot 2 x510. A minor update was rolled over on the phone couple of weeks back and he has not been able to update his device since it was rolled out.
According to him, the device tend to hang whenever he tried doing the update and the only remedy would have to be removing the battery and fixing it back. I decided to look into the case. I tried updating and yes, it was hanging and only removing and re-fixing the battery was the only solution. I asked if he had rooted the phone and he said No (Apparently, he doesn’t even know the meaning of rooting an android phone).
Upon going through the menus, i saw the kingroot app installed and upon launching, i realized the phone has been rooted. I asked him and he said he had no idea. He added saying his younger brother was the one who installed the apps. Anyway, i unrooted the phone and the update went smoothly.
Point is, i wouldn’t advise anyone to root his/her android phone except the need for it is really crucial and you understand what you are doing. If you are very conversant with this blog, you probably would realize we haven’t posted any tutorial on how to root the Infinix hot 2 x510 even though we currently have the device and have even done a full review of it. Although the process can be attained using Kingroot app, we haven’t rooted our device and this is because android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming very soon and we wouldn’t want to go through the process of having to re-flash the rom before installing the new update. Hope you understand?