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Rooting android vs jail breaking iOS: what’s the difference?

There have been long (and unhealthy) debates among iPhone and android user as to which is better: a jailbreak iPhone or a rooted android device. While on surface, both things might seems the same, getting authorized access to certain system partition to weak files and make the device do want you want they are actually very different from each other.

Rooting on android phone and jailbreaking iOS are the same thing. One essentially by passes the security checks and restrictions imposed by the OEMs to gain access to system files and modify them to enhance existing feature or add new ones both rooting and jailbreaking. Void the warranty of the device, though both are reversible and one can always restore their phone back to its stock state if they wish to, rooting and jailbreaking differs from each other in what they are capable of doing and the process of doing it. Rooting an Android device is more complex and time-consuming while jailbreaking an iPhone usually takes a few steps. However, while it is possible to root most Android devices out there, it’s rare that a jailbreak tool is available for the latest iOS release. Many Android OEMs like OnePlus actually embrace the third-party developer community and make it easier to root their devices. Apple, on the other hand, is completely against jailbreaking and actively patches exploits with every new iOS release that makes jailbreak difficult.

There are many benefits to rooting an Android device. The whole concept that it provides you with greater customization options is true only to a certain extent. Most OEMs now offer plenty of customization options on their Android devices which will suffice the need of most people out there. While you do get more customization options on a rooted Android device, the additional options will only please a handful of people.

Nowadays, people primarily root their Android device to install a newer version of Android on it. It’s widely known that most Android OEMs end up ditching their smartphones a few months after its release. This means that they are left without software updates and it is up to the third-party community to keep the phone going. So, for example, the One Plus One which never officially