Everything described here is risky. You can render your phone useless by rooting it or installing a third-party operating system, and you do this entirely at your own risk.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve read about “rooting” an Android mobile phone, but was scared of being left with a brick. However, my Samsung Galaxy S3 was hardly worth saving, once I’d got my new phone. The USB port was buggered, and everything on it took place at snail’s pace.
I did a factory reset, but there was still no way of removing all the bloatware. So although I now had a phone that would work, there were few apps on it that I would want to use. Continue reading →