The new universal one-click rooting app we know as KingRoot is made by third-party developers associated with XDA Developers and is 100% trustworthy. We are sure there are millions of people by now who have access to the root file system on their Android devices. Since it is put together by third-party Developers and not the official Google team, installing the app on your device does void the warranty. However, using this guide is virtually impossible to brick your device since it tells you on the display whether your device is suitable or not.
Once you learn how to install the APK on your device using the guide below, you will notice three new apps in your device’s application drawer. These new apps consist of the KingUser, the KingMaster, and the KingRoot. The KingUser is the app you want to tap open once you decide to unroot your device; the KingMaster is the app to tap open when you want to increase the performance of your device, and the KingRoot is the one to tap open when you want to get root access to your internal system on the device. The most important part that is installed on your device is the SU Binary. You will notice that installed on the /System/xbin directory path.
Before starting the guide, you must enable the USB Debugging Mode by opening the Developer Options menu. You’ll find that by heading to the menu > Settings. Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. Of course, sometimes people do not see any Developer Options menu and thus must enable it for it to start showing up in the Settings. If that sounds like your current situation in the Settings, go to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap the build number. Continue tapping that build number about 7 or 8 times and eventually it will say you are now a Developer.
To find out your Android software or firmware version, head to Menu >Settings >About phone on your Android device and your version should be listed there.
List of compatible Android software and firmware
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- Android 2.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread
- Android 3.0 – 3.2.6 Honeycomb
- Android 4.0 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 – 4.3.1 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 – 4.4.4 KitKat
- Android 5.0 – 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
List of compatible devices
- Samsung devices
- HTC supported devices
- Google/Nexus devices
- ZTE devices
- Sony devices
- LG devices
- Huawei devices
Rooting your Android mobile device using the KingRoot app
- Download the KingRoot App you need for rooting your Android device from this page.
- Turn on your Android device and navigate to the Menu >Settings >Security and turn on Unknown sources.
- Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
- Copy the KingRoot APk over to the internal SD card folder on your device.
- Learn how to install APK files on Android devices and get that APK to be in your device’s app drawer with the rest of your apps. You might also want to check out the best file managers for Android to help get that done.
- Launch the app from your app drawer.
- Tap the Root button on the first page of the app.
- Wait until the progress bar reaches 100% and the app tells you it was successful.
- Reboot your device when it’s done.
KingRoot has successfully rooted your smartphone and tablet. You can install the root checker app just like you would normally and double-check it did work for your device.