These are the guidelines to download the KingRoot Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich application and root your device.

KingRoot is a popular universal one click rooting application that roots most Android devices running on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich updates. The tool also extends to much newer updates, even rooting devices running on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.

Understand that rooting with KingRoot does not unlock the bootloader and does not require an unlocked bootloader. That is why this rooting method is known as more of a “soft root” on your device. Keep that in mind before you try installing a custom recovery on your device. A custom recovery might need your bootloader to be unlocked, depending on the manufacturer. The same goes for anyone who is wanting to install a custom kernel or a custom ROM.


Download the KingRoot app to root your device running Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich

  1. Do not go ahead until you have the Unknown Sources option turned on by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  2. Download the KingRoot APK file from this page directly from your web browser or on a computer. Anyone using a computer needs to transfer it to the root of the SD card internal storage and then install the APK with a File Manager.
  3. Once done, tap and open the KingRoot app that is now available from your app drawer.
  4. Tap on the big button that suggests rooting your device from the main page of the application.
  5. Wait and watch as the progress bar reaches 100% and then gives you the “success” message.
  6. Close the KingRoot application and reboot your device.
  7. You can open the Google Play Store on your Android device and start installing apps like Greenify or Titanium Backup.

Those wanting to return to the stock ROM can find out how to unroot with the KingUser app. Other versions of the KingRoot app come with an ‘Uninstall’ button featured within the same app.