I often hear the question: “What is a root?”, “What is rooting Android for?” or “How root Android phone can be done?” I will try to answer these questions in this article.
First of all, rooting is a process of getting full access to all smartphon, tablet or other device using the Android OS functions. Therefore, if you want to delete system files or boost battery of your smartphone, it is necessary to try rooting Android.
The Android operating system, because of its availability, provides different ways to set up and customize your device, but they are not all available to the average user. To get complete control over the gadget – you need rooting android device and become a super-user.
Users who are not informed, how root Android device can be done, have a risk to spend a lot of time to get root and to learn how to use it. However, time – not a problem, compared with what you can simply you can cause a lot of damage to your smartphone.
You will learn how can rooting android device be done quickly and safely in this article.
Now advanced android rooting tools allow to get full Android access almost in a few clicks with minimal risk for the device to become a “brick”. Nevertheless, every such application is created for a specific version of the Android operating system and smartphone manufacturer. Therefore, after OS updating, you have to look for a new program rooting for each smartphone.
First, consider the positive and negative aspects of getting rooted android device:
After reviewing the advantages and disadvantages rooting android device, you can move on to the next step.
Before rooting an android phone, it is necessary to create a backup of files and contacts, because any action damage them without the ability to restore, that why you should take care of it.
You can learn how to create Android backup of all files on your device by reading this article.
The following article will list the various ways of rooting an android device. If they will not help, write in comments the model version and build number of your phone (you can find them in the menu “About phone” in Settings) and I will find the instructions for your rooting a phone on Android OS.
All further following actions can be done on your own risk. If you are not sure in something, it is better to consult a specialist.
There are many ways of android phone rooting: simple and complex, by using android apps, root software or root online for a PC. All ways of rooting android phone described bellow
I think that rooting app is the easiest way to get root just in one click. There are many android rooting apps, which can help you to get root access:
If you have decided to root your device without PC using, first, enable unknown sources in your device in security settings.
Let’s discuss what is phone rooting steps are:
Rooting software for Android device need for PC connection. Before start rotting Android, you need to charge your phone battery to at least 50%, install proper drivers for your device and enable USB Debugging on your phone/device by going to =>Settings => Applications => Development => USB debugging, also check the “stay awake” option.
There are many different rooting programs:
For example, let’s look at freeware Kingo Root, which helps you to get rooted android phone with access to all the features in just one click.
Before start of rooting a phone, you need to find out whether it is supported the Kingo Root program or not. If you did not find your Android device in the list, it is not meaning that your gadget is not supported (only tested units are shown there).
Next, you need to download and install the program.
Create a backup of all contacts and personal data on a flash drive, sync with your account Google. When all your data is stored, you can move on to the process of rooting android device:
1. Start Kingo Root on your android device and connect it to the PC via USB.
2. The application for rooting android device will be automatically installed. When everything will be ready, you will see “Root” button on the screen, which you need to click on. Accept the request for the Custom Recovery installation and the process will begin.
3. The device will reboot. If you have HTC, Sony or Nexus, and the loader was not enabled, you will be offered to do this on the screen. You can use the volume keys to select «YES» and confirm by pressing the power button.
4. When installation of root will be over in the main window appears «Root Succeed», so the completing of the procedure was successful. Click «Finish» and use now your android device as super-user.
If you have decided to remove root access on your device for some reason (ota update of the device or other cause), this procedure would not take a lot of time.
To remove it you need the Kingo Root (or other similar software) help again. Connect the device to a PC and the program will show you two new buttons: «Remove Root» – to remove the root and «Root Again» – reset the root. Click the “Delete” and wait for the completing of the process.
This program is probably the most universal of all possible options that allows you to get super-user access. Developer of Unlock Root claims that the application is able to “hack” any smartphone with Android firmware version starting from 2.1 to 4.0.3.
Before starting the procedure rooting your Android device, first, you need to install the driver ADB.
After restarting the smartphone, you will get root access to the device.
Demonstration of the Unlock Root, how to install root on Android is shown on a video.
If you need a firmware with root access, get it by in the comments model version and build number of your phone (you can find them on the menu – on the phone), then I will give a link to the manual gain root specific to your phone, or a link to the firmware for your phone or tablet.
There are best apps for rooted android that you can use:
As you can see, difficult to obtain ROOT for Android do not, and if the process still have any questions, ask in the comments, we are glad to help you.