Rooting your Android phone with KingRoot, a guide for beginner
Rooting your device isn’t something everyone chooses to do – but if you’re keen to give it a try, then KingRoot is the easiest and least risky way to get it done.
Rooting your device is something that you hear about from time to time – for a lot of people, it’s not entirely clear what this actually means, so we’ll briefly clear that up for you in a second.
The action was originally something reserved for the knights of geekdom, who know magical things about everyday devices and can hack the Pentagon while sipping Earl Grey in their pyjamas. But to think that’s the way it is is only partially correct (we have to be honest, this isn’t something you should do if you have no idea what you’re doing).
With KingRoot, you can easily root your device – all you need is the apk file, which you can download from our website, a computer, a phone charger (we’ll explain why this is important), and this tutorial guide on how to do it. With these ingredients in hand, you can get to rooting your beloved Android device, and turning it into a customized piece of monster kit.
What is Rooting?
Rooting an Android device is the process of removing the restrictions placed upon it by the manufacturer and by Google. This means that you can install whatever you want on the device, and use it as you please, rather than be restricted to approved apps and a preset operating system.
Rooting essentially allows you to remove the Android OP and replace it with a custom one. It puts your device into your hands, completely. If you believe that once you’ve paid for a phone, it belongs to you and you should be able to use it how you please, then rooting is something you may well consider doing.
How to Root Your Android Device with KingRoot
First, you’ll need to download KingRoot apk on your Android device that you want to root. To do this, simply click the download button below.
Your device will inform you that you cannot install the file as the developer isn’t recognised or it isn’t available. Getting around this is easy, and you can use this trick for any apk app that isn’t on the Google Play Store.
Go to Settings > Security > Allow Unknown Sources. This will allow your Android device to install apps that aren’t officially sanctioned by Google. To be fair to Android, even giving users the ability to do this is quite a bold move, as Apple iOS devices don’t even give you the option.
Now that the app is installed, connect your Android to your computer via a USB cable – your computer will ask you to set up debugging mode, and you must follow the instructions to do this otherwise the process won’t work.
KingRoot will ask to detect you phone, allow this, it will now check if your phone is compatible (as far as we understand, all Android devices are compatible, so don’t worry much about this step).
Next, you simply click Root and the process will begin. It really is that simple. Once the process is complete, your phone will restart. Upon restarting, you’ll receive a notification saying that the root was successful.
Necessary Precautions to Take Before Rooting
Now, while rooting is a simple process, the ramifications can be quite large. It’s important that you take these precautions before rooting your Android device.
We mentioned earlier that you need a charger – this is very important, or at least, having your phone fully charged before rooting is important. If your phone runs out of battery halfway through being rooted, then it will not work again – it will be permanently broken.
This takes us to our next point, rooting your Android device automatically voids its warranty – if you take a broken device into the store and they see that it has been rooted, or that you’ve attempted to root it, then they will not give you a new one. So best not to break it once it’s rooted…
As a final precaution, it’s worth backing up all the data on your Android before rooting it, just in case something goes wrong. You never know when rooting a device if it’s going to go well – it usually does, but as a personal insurance for your data, you should consider backing it up first.
No software can guarantee 100% results – and if any software you come across claims to, then they’re lying. Different versions of Android have mixed results when it comes to rooting, in general, versions 4.4 and above are less likely to successfully allow your root. You can always keep trying, who knows.
Rooting directly on Android
You can also root your device by downloading KingRoot, opening the app, selecting Root and waiting for the process to complete. We’re not totally sure if this provides better or worse results as we couldn’t make a test to see.
You’re free to try either of these methods to root your Android device.
Once you’ve rooted your device, you have ultimate control over it, you can change anything you want, you can access every corner of it, and you can edit anything you want.
Like we mentioned before, unless you actually know what you’re doing, it might not be the wisest idea to start playing around with lines of code and rendering your Android unusable. After all, Google built the OP with a purpose in mind, namely, to work efficiently and effectively. If you start playing around, you might actually break your phone.
So, rooting is easy, but the process of what to do once you’ve rooted – well, that’s as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. You can install a custom OP, completely removing Android, if you want. Or, you can change the interface and layout of your device, or you can use it to do more crafty and illegal activities like hacking (which we in no way condone… or know how to do).
If you’re looking to unlock a world of new features for your Android, then give rooting a shot, but if you’re basically only using your phone for Facebook and Instagram, then there really isn’t much point. Either way, make sure you consult this guide when doing it. And good luck!