Micromax has been a big hit in the smartphone market and has now launched an amazing tablet equipped with stunning features and running on the latest Ice Cream sandwich. If you are an owner of this fabulous device, it’s time to root it.
Rooting an Android tablet like the Micromax Funbook P300 has its own advantages. Stock ROM on the mid-range Android has its limitations such as not allowing you to remove the useless apps, improve the performance, overclock the processor, etc. All this needs root access.
Rooting gives you access to the core files and full control over the device. You can install third party apps and customized themes after rooting the phone.
- Micromax Funbook P300 now comes pre-rooted, if your device is not rooted then only follow this rooting procedure.
- Rooting the device voids your warranty or may cause damage to your device.
The prerequisites to root the Micromax Funbook:
- Make sure that the device on which you are accommodating this update is the Micromax Funbook P300 and not any other Micromax or other company product.
- The device should be charged to at least 80 percent before rooting it. Be particular of this fact because if your device gets switched off in between, the procedure will not be completed and your device might end up dead.
- It is recommended to back up all data on the device: contacts, call logs and messages. You can always take a backup on your SD card and then import it back when the procedure is over.
- Enable USB Debugging in your device by following the path, Settings à Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
- Disable all antivirus programs in the phone so that they don’t interfere with the rooting procedure.
Steps to root the Micromax Funbook P300:
- Firstly, download the Funbook Rooting Package to your computer. Place the rooting APK file in your device.
- Navigate to the SparkyRoot.apk using any file explorer and open the sparkyroot.apk file and install it.
- After installing it, tap on “exploit”. This will effectively move your files around and replace the busy box file. This in turn will return root the device successfully.
You can now make use of other options available in the app. App backup; for example, will back up all apps present in the phone. Return to the main screen and install the latest version of Super User application from Google Play store. This will ensure that the rooting process is finished successfully.
Along with gaining root access that can help you tweak with the settings there are some disadvantages too. When you root your device there is a potential threat of bricking it too. Bricking the phone means that you interfere with your phone’s working so much that you end up destroying its functionality and it is pretty much as useless as a brick. Obviously you need to get a new device because in almost all cases, rooting the phone voids your warranty.
Another such disadvantage is the compromised security issues. Rooting the device makes it more susceptible to malicious software. You might unknowingly install malware. Root access circumvents the security system of the device. While downloading an app, there is not much you can do to know whether it’ll harm your phone or not – so you are in fact, putting too much trust in the developer. There is a way to reduce the risk though. You can install an anti-virus and security app that’ll keep your device safe.