Best 7 Ways to Secure/Protect Rooted Device
Nowadays more and more Android users attempt to root their device via KingoRoot to customize their device and avoid the limitations set by the phone manufactures and carriers. However, there is also a concern that makes many Android users hesitate to root their device because rooting you device means open a gateway for the security threats. Rooting will expose your device to the threats.
If you have no idea whether root your device or not the article will help you make clear of the security issues and you will find it not that horrible as you think. After rooting it can be as safe as the original ones if you take the security tips to protect your device. If you have rooted your device please read this article carefully you will find you can take more actions to protect your device.
Here are 7 useful tips to secure your rooted android device.
1.Manage app permission
After users root their phone they will obtain the root permissions. If the user authorizes root privileges to some unknown programs, all the user's privacy information may leak and result in a high security risks. During installation please grant permissions needed instead of granting permissions to all apps in order to protect your phone. You can also utilize the free apps such as Kingo SuperUser (rooted device only), F-secure App permission and many other apps to help you manage the app permissions.
Please pay attention If your device is running Marshmallow or above you can manage apps permission from the setting menu and there is no need to install the third party apps. You can manage permissions through the following action: Settings> Apps > Choose the app> Permission.
2.Use antivirus apps
As we mentioned above, rooting your device may expose your device to some threats. Installing the antivirus apps would help protect your Android device from viruses. You can use one app that handles most of your security issue. We have some antivirus apps to recommend such as CM security, Avast and AVG. If you are looking forward to a free app we highly recommend you have a try on CM Security which work as a system cleaner. It can scan all the malicious apps and work as app lock tool to protect your device.
3.Backup your device
Smartphones play an important role in our daily life and if the data lose it would be disastrous . And there are so many situations that will result to the data loss. So always remember to backup your device so you can restore it whenever you want. There are so many apps that can backup your data here we highly recommend the Titanium Backup which can help you backup, freeze and even restore your apps, data and so on. It is really the most helpful tool if you want to backup your device.
4.Don't remove the necessary pre-installed apps
Many Android users are tired of the pre-installed apps and to remove the pre-installed apps has become one reason to root their phone. If you are part of them please note do not move the apps that are necessary to the device if you have no idea about its proper use. If you have to do this we highly recommend you try System App Remover which can provide suggestions to users which apps can be removed and what kind of apps should be kept for system functionality.
5.Avoid installing unauthorized apps
There may be many unauthorized apps which do harm to your device. Such apps can control everything on your phone from your contacts, calls to photos, messages and so on. After rooting our device becomes much weaker. So it is better to install the apps from Google Play Store and avoid the unauthorized apps. Always remember to control the permissions all by yourself after rooting.
6.Secure your network
Please remember never use public Wi-Fi when you are doing something important. If you share the same network with others it will be much easier for the hackers to sniff out your packets and translate it into actual data of your private information such as your passwords. If you want to further enhance the network security you can apply settings from SecDroid. There are also some apps such as Hideninja VPN that can provide encrypted connection and make it harder for anyone to sabotage your data.
7.Lock your personal apps
If you do not want others to see the private information or in case your privacy may be at risk it is necessary to lock your apps. This can be a second layer of security to protect your phone. You can use the free app: App locker to help protect your apps with a password. It is not to lock every single app in your app, instead it locks data-laden ones like your email apps or file managers.
The tips above are the most useful ones for you to secure your rooted device from security threats which will damage your system. There are also many measures you can take to secure your device. And we do hope through this article you can know how to secure your device and have clear all the doubts that many users have about whether to root their device or not.
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