A root for Samsung's new Jelly Bean Android OS has been released for the Galaxy S Advance.
Samsung's smartphone the Galaxy S Advance recently saw several Android Jelly Bean updates for routine bug fixes. Outside of Android or Samsung programmers have also been busy building root packages for the device as well. It is now possible to root all versions of Android 4.1.2 in order to gain the ability to alter system files, download more apps, and have more administrative or hardware-related control over the device. The Jelly Bean root allows the rooted phone to operate untethered, so connection to a PC is only required during the rooting process.
The practice of rooting devices has a rocky legal history, but in the US it is currently legal. There are even apps such as Root Checker that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store to maintain the rooted device. However, risks of rooting a smartphone for amateurs include placing the device at a higher risk for viruses. Other risks include accidentally altering system files or other vital components of the phone and essentially making it unworkable and useless. Rooting can also void a warranty on the device depending on the company. But there are ways to make sure the rooted phone is protected from malicious attacks, and plenty of tips online on how to safely root an Android phone.
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