BlackBerry Ltd Won’t Allow Rooting On Its Android-Based Priv

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BlackBerry Ltd Won’t Allow Rooting On Its Android-Based Priv
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BlackBerry’s Priv, the first Android device from the Canadian smartphone makers, will not allow rooting by its owners. Rooting is very popular among Android users as it allows them to exercise more control over their device and what they can do with it.

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In a blog post, BlackBerry Security Director Alex Manea tried the explain what rooting actually is and why BlackBerry is not allowing it. Manea said that though he acknowledges why people want to root, he also pointed out areas it affects like system stability, system updates, warranty issues, and the most important issue of all: security.

“Rooting is a huge risk to the privacy and security of the platform; a rooted device makes you more susceptible to malware and many enterprises refuse to allow rooted devices on their networks,” the executive said.

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