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Besides your warranty getting voided, what potential security risks are there with rooting your Android?

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  • Probably the most damaging risk is potentially bricking your phone. – Plisken Nov 27 '17 at 5:02

Depends on what you do once it's rooted. Some phones such as HTC make it easy for developers to root them. Risks depend on your carefulness. Don't delete system files.

Security - more security benefits than risks if you know what you're doing.

  • This is not true. A rooted device sacrifices many security protections. The risk is not simply that you might do something wrong and break things. In fact, there are exploits that only work on rooted devices for this very reason. – guest Nov 27 '17 at 9:53
  • Depends if you know what you are doing. With a rooted device, you can eliminate a lot of secret information being transmitted without your consent. Sure there my be exploits, but if you know your stuff benefits outweigh risks by far -- especially if you're concerned about privacy. – W P Nov 27 '17 at 14:20
  • Hopefully, only someone with the appropriate knowledge would root their phone to begin with. – W P Nov 27 '17 at 14:21

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