Many people want to know how to root Android smartphone devices because they have been told about the benefits of having root access on their phone. Well, let’s talk about it so that you can also have knowledge of how it works.
You will learn everything you needed to know about rooting your Android phone, including it’s disadvantages. Read carefully…
- 1 What does rooting an android phone mean?
- 2 Why new Android smartphones don’t have root access?
- 3 What are the risks of rooting on Android?
- 4 Does rooting lose the warranty on Android?
- 5 What makes Android exceptional?
- 6 How to root Android phones
- 7 Prerequisites
- 8 How to root your phone with KingoRoot
- 9 Root your Android via KingoRoot Windows App
What does rooting an android phone mean?
As the name implies, rooting means taking a phone back to its root state. Rooting elevates the user’s rights of an Android device to “Super User”, also known as “superuser”.
With “superuser” right, the user will be able to access the files located at the root of the smartphone, that is to say its system. After validating the authorization request, the user is able to modify system files that can not normally be modified and/or touched by third party applications.
Why new Android smartphones don’t have root access?
Google does not want you to do everything with/on your phone. At least they do that in order to protect your phone and stop you from doing things that can spoil it.
Imagine if, for instance, a malicious application had the root access, it would be able to cause damage to the system by accessing sensitive parts of the phone’s configuration. In fact, Google has chosen to opt for a system of conditions, which is valid for all manufacturers who want to have the Google Play Store and their other related Apps pre-installed in their product for sale on the market.
What are the risks of rooting on Android?
Let’s talk about the risks associated with the rooting process. Rooting will “flash” a file dedicated to the root of the Android smartphone, and a recovery file that will expand a range of possibilities on your Smartphone. To have root access, developers would have to exploit a system flaw. That is, a gap left open by the manufacturer or Android OS that provides long-term access to system files at the root of the device.
Depending on Android versions, model numbers of devices and other special conditions, you should know that when rooting is not done properly it will break” your Android device. #More concretely, the term “brick an Android” is used when the mobile has become unusable as a result of a messy manipulation. So, it is inert like a brick. If it is a “soft brick”, it means that the blocking is catching up by reinstalling the original system, while “hard brick” means that the device is permanently blocked.
Does rooting lose the warranty on Android?
This question is both simple and very complicated. In Europe, the root does not not necessarily cancel the warranty of the said phone. But it would void the warranty if the manufacturer of the phone was able to proof that the action you made had caused a damage to the device.
Not in every part of the world though.
It depends on the legislation of your country of residence. To take the example of Canada, rooting a smartphone voids the manufacturer’s warranty without notice.
European Union has adopted the directive “1999/44 / EC”, which states that “the modification of the software part, including root, does not cancel the minimum guarantee of two years of the material part, that the manufacturer must assure the buyer. However, “if the manufacturer is able to prove that root has damaged the hardware part, then the warranty is invalidated.”
However, rooting your smartphone has many advantages and can often increase the possibilities of the device. The rooting procedure is more or less easy to apply depending on the device. But with what I am going to discuss with you you will be able to root virtually any Android phone.
I like bringing my readers very simple and working tricks…
So you won’t have to go and start looking for a way to root a particular type of phone after going through this tutorial, because this will help you do rooting for every phone device with Android OS.
What makes Android exceptional?
The great strength of Android operating system has always been contained in its ability to be fully customizable. Although most people think changing wallpaper, ringtone, etc. on their phone are the only thing they can do on it.
But no. You can change icons of applications, the look of your phone’s interface and many more are possible in root access.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg. It is possible for you to gain the root rights (system right), what your device is built on. This will allow you to modify your phone OS completely.
Do you know that you can even remove the Android operating system from your phone and install a custom OS with rooting access?
Let me explain rooting for you in a mad way.
You rented a house and the owner gave you the right to do anything you like in there. You can change the doors to your liking, add more windows, put a hole in the ceiling and even break the walls.
You can decide to change the type of brick used at the house front too. You can play with the house like you built it. THAT IS A ROOTED HOUSE! Take this back to your phone device and you will understand what I am taking about.
How to root Android phones
Having total control of your phone is not an easy matter… But thanks to KingoRoot, it becomes child’s play.
KingoRoot is a third-party utility application to easily root your smartphone with.
It is compatible with the majority of existing Android smartphones, so it is recommended that you try it before checking out for more complicated tutorials.
Warning: The ideas in this tutorial have been tested, but applying root rights is an operation reserved for advanced users only. Techsfreak or the author will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your device while trying to root it. Although if you follow or do it the right way, rooting is not hard and does not break your phone, ordinarily.
Rooting is not rocket science!
1. Ensure that your smartphone has a minimum of 50% battery charge before starting the process. If your battery is bad, that it can’t carry a heavy processing, do not use it for this purpose until you change it.
2. Make a backup of your personal and important files in case things go wrong. The process can format the memory of your phone and remove everything you have saved there.
Don’t be scared.
You can check the list of compatible phones on their site to judge the usefulness of the application. Attention, the list is not necessarily up to date: Your phone could be compatible even without being listed!
How to root your phone with KingoRoot
Rooting directly on Android
1. Enable the installation of applications from unknown sources on your device. Go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources
2. Download KingoRoot APK via the images below.
3. Locate the APK file of KingoRoot on your phone and click to install it.
4. Launch Kingo Root app after it has been installed.
5. Click on “One Click Root” on its interface.
The application will work for a few minutes and a message will come up, telling you that the process was successful.
If it fails try the process again. Try for 3 more times and if it still doesn’t work, use the below option.
If you get the success message…
Restart your device.
Your device is rooted!
Root your Android via KingoRoot Windows App
If the Android application failed to root your smartphone in a few clicks, all hope is not lost. The developers have also created a Windows application that can override the errors that its Android application could possibly meet. Do not hesitate to try it.
Consider these first:
1. Device should be powered ON. #Have at least 50% battery level on both devices.
2. Internet connection is necessary on the computer.
3. USB Cable that is original is recommended.
1. Download Kingo Root for Windows on their official website.
2. Install the application on your PC, locate it’s file in your download folder.
3. Enable USB debugging in Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Learn how to enable Developer options on your phone, it will help you get to UBS debugging option on your phone.
4. Launch the KingoRoot app on your computer by double clicking on the desktop icon.
5. Connect your phone to the computer using one of its USB spots.
The app should recognize your phone after a while. If your device driver has not been installed on your phone KingoRoot will make your system to download and install it for you.
You see why you need internet connection now?
While doing this, watch your phone closely. If it asks you to accept USB debugging, tick the box “always accept.” This is a necessary action for Android rooting to work.
6. Click on “Root” and wait until the end of the procedure. Click “ROOT” to root your device. Kingo Android Root will do many exploits on your device. It will take a couple of minutes for the process to finish.
Note: While rooting process begins, your phone may reboot a number of times. Do not panic, it is completely normal. And once the process begins, please DO NOT…
touch, move, unplug or perform any operation on your device. I will even advise you to stop it from internet and other wireless connections. It would not be nice if a call should try to enter the phone while the process is on.
You will get a message telling you that the process was successful if it actually was. Do not touch your phone until it reboots itself.
You device is rooted!
If you want to learn about other ways (apps) you can use to root your Android device please visit this article on Joyofandroid. About 7 different rooting applications were discussed there.
Check the root status of your device.
If you find an app called “SuperUser” installed on your Smartphone you are good to go. I advise you to join Android forums to discover how to master your smartphone with great discussions.
If you want to remove rooting access one day, you just have to follow the same procedures: KingoRoot will also allow you to remove it easily.