These are the guidelines to download the KingRoot Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich app and install it on your Android device so you can root it and start using apps like the Titanium Backup app.

Understand that the KingRoot app does not unlock the bootloader, so anyone wanting to go on and install a custom recovery, custom ROM or a custom kernel might need to unlock the bootloader before that is possible. It is for that reason that KingRoot is known as more of a soft-root and not a full root over your internal system.


Rooting with the KingRoot one-click universal rooting app probably voids your warranty. Most OEMs do not cover rooting under warranty except for a select few. Some OEMs will allow rooting if you ask them nicely.

Downloading the KingRoot app for Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich

  1. Make sure you start by turning on the Unknown Sources option on your Android running 4.0.2 by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  2. Download the KingRoot APK file directly to the web browser on your smartphone or tablet. Otherwise, you can download the APK to the desktop of a computer and transfer it over to the internal storage SD card. Anyone doing the computer method needs to launch a File Manager to install the APK from the SD card.
  3. Open the app drawer on your device and check for the new KingRoot app icon.
  4. Tap and open the KingRoot app and then click the large button that suggests getting root access on your device.
  5. Watch and wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and then¬†close the application once you get the “success” message.
  6. Reboot the Android device you just rooted before attempting to install any of the root-requiring applications from the Google Play Store.

You can always check out how to unroot KingRoot by using the KingUser application. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Uninstall’ button from within the rooting app, depending on what is designed for your app version.