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  • Attempting to root a ONN device that hasn't gotten a guide posted for it might be a bit of a pain if your a beginner.
    Rooting might require you to make your own scatter file using wwrMTK and dump the files from your device yourself using SP Flash Tool which might be a bit hard for beginners to understand how to do so.​
  • Flashing images (.img) from untrusted sources.
    Other people's images or images from untrusted sites could contain malicious modifications to the image that could harm or brick your device so be careful and make you trust the site or person that uploaded the image file.​
  • The risk of installing malicious software.
    Most of the software like SP Flash Tool or wwrMTK mostly don't have a official source to get them so you risk installing tempered or malicious versions of the software which may harm your device or the device running the software.​
  • TWRP or a custom rom might not be available.
Unofficial builds can take some time to make and build so they might not be available for your device model as of yet so if you just want to install TWRP or a custom rom onto your device it might not be available so check your device model and check if there's a build for it on this forum.
  • Rooting isn't as simple as getting the official firmware files.
If you want to use the Magisk method you have keep note that there is no site to download the firmware files officially also it's not on ONN's official website so the firmware can be modified so it's best to get your own firmware files straight from your device to patch with Magisk.
 
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    • Attempting to root a ONN device that hasn't gotten a guide posted for it might be a bit of a pain if your a beginner.
      Rooting might require you to make your own scatter file using wwrMTK and dump the files from your device yourself using SP Flash Tool which might be a bit hard for beginners to understand how to do so.​
    • Flashing images (.img) from untrusted sources.
      Other people's images or images from untrusted sites could contain malicious modifications to the image that could harm or brick your device so be careful and make you trust the site or person that uploaded the image file.​
    • The risk of installing malicious software.
      Most of the software like SP Flash Tool or wwrMTK mostly don't have a official source to get them so you risk installing tempered or malicious versions of the software which may harm your device or the device running the software.​
    • TWRP or a custom rom might not be available.
    Unofficial builds can take some time to make and build so they might not be available for your device model as of yet so if you just want to install TWRP or a custom rom onto your device it might not be available so check your device model and check if there's a build for it on this forum.
    • Rooting isn't as simple as getting the official firmware files.
    If you want to use the Magisk method you have keep note that there is no site to download the firmware files officially also it's not on ONN's official website so the firmware can be modified so it's best to get your own firmware files straight from your device to patch with Magisk.