These are the KingRoot universal one-click rooting app for Android 3.2.5 Honeycomb-based operating systems using the guide below.

A team out of China makes the KingRoot tool and are savvy enough to know every working rooting method in the world. The ping your device details with their servers and the servers will then try to root your device. If this rooting tool cannot root your device today, it will only be a matter of time before it eventually will. There are only a few exceptions to that rule: they do not usually bother giving rooting methods for devices that already have developers catering for them such as Chainfire and the CF-Auto-Root for Samsung devices.


KingRoot is not a full root because it does not require the bootloader to be unlocked. All it is doing is giving your device the Kinguser which is the Chinese teams equivalent of the SuperSU app that you would normally find in your app drawer if you were using the CF-Auto-Root tool.

Since it does not unlock your bootloader or need the bootloader unlocked, you should make sure your device does not need the bootloader unlocked before you install a custom recovery if you want a new recovery. Most devices that have the official TWRP Recovery available require the bootloaders to be unlocked. Forgetting to unlock the bootloader can result in a bricked device.

Downloading the KingRoot universal rooting app for devices running Android 3.2.5

  1. Enable the Unknown Sources option from your settings before you start the steps by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  2. Download the KingRoot APK from this page and install it directly on your device using any web browser like the Google Chrome browser. Others can download the file directly to a computer and have it on the desktop, then connect the device to the computer and transfer the file to the internal storage SD card using a File Manager.
  3. Tap and open the KingRoot app that is now an icon available from your device’s app drawer.
  4. Wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and for the “success” message to be on the display with a green tick.
  5. Close the app and reboot the smartphone or tablet you are using.
  6. Turn on the device and open the Google Play Store application and then install the root checker app to see that it is working.

You can check out how to unroot with the KingUser to remove KingRoot from your device if you want to return it to stock Android like it was running out of the box.