Customizing a smartphone running Android always sounds fun, but sometimes it can be risky. Many OEMs prefer you not playing with your device primarily because it increases the risk of you suffering from a technical problem they would rather not deal with. Tech support is something that needs to be there for smartphones companies already and often those tech support teams are inundated with work already. But what if you could install a new one-click universal rooting app that made your experience that much easier and was risk-free from any bricking? That’s what problem the KingRoot one click rooting application aims to solve, and it does a pretty good job of it.

These are the guidelines to download KingRoot Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread APKs and install them on your device.


The KingRoot tool is known as a soft root because it doesn’t need the bootloader unlocked and it won’t unlock your bootloader during the guide.

Downloading KingRoot for Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread

  1. Start by enabling the Unknown Sources option from your Settings by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > Device Administration > Unknown Sources.
  2. Download the KingRoot APK file.
  3. Open your web browser directly from the smartphone or tablet and point to the KingRoot APK. You can install that APK file directly from your web browser like Google Chrome, or from the computer if you prefer transferring it from the SD card. You will want a File Manager if you are transferring from the SD card.
  4. Once installed, navigate to the app drawer or where you frequently find new apps on your device to find the KingRoot app waiting.
  5. Tap and open the KingRoot app.
  6. Tap the button on the KingRoot applications main page that currently says “root status error: fix” and it will start rooting your device. (The wording on the button can change over time and the link in this post will update when required. You must see something different like ‘Try to Root’ or ‘Get Root’ on your version.
  7. Wait for the progress bar to reach 100% on the display of your Android device before closing the app and rebooting your device.
  8. Once the device reboots, you should open the Google Play Store and download the root checker app.

Those of you who wish to delete KingRoot and remove the KingUser can do that easily, and your device will be unrooted. Once unrooted, it is the same way it was before you started this guide.

Rooting Android is referring to becoming the root user. Anyone who doesn’t know Linux operating system wouldn’t know what root exactly means. The root user on Linux is the same thing as the administrator on Windows. You could argue that Windows made the better choice because the word administrator is far more widespread than root. Still, they both mean that you can install anything that you want, and all of the installing is done with applications. You can find most of the root apps available to you now from the Google Play Store just by doing a simple search.

Those of you who already have the root applications in mind will know the names and how to find them, but many people out there haven’t a clue yet. The Play Store does not offer any support in this area. It is more than happy to allow the root apps to be hosted in the Google Play Store, but no area shows thew latest root apps available or anything like that. Instead, you need to take some time to do that research. Good thing we’ve already got you covered with our best root apps for Android operating system post that goes into detail about many of the best root apps you will find available in the world. Most of them are available from the Google Play Store ad the rest are found by doing a Google search for the query.