Schrodinger's Root


Staff member
Jun 16, 2012
Clearly the author of the piece you read doesn't want you rooting your device, and used that to put FUD into your head.

While rooting your device is not without some sort of risk, it doesn't kill your battery. A poorly optimized custom ROM or app will drain power more rapidly than normal but that's about it. The only thing that would kill a battery in the way you describe is age. As a battery ages its capacity is reduced, and in time its capacity could get as low as 50%. I have a currently dead Nexus 6 as testament to that.