There is a new one-click universal rooting tool out for almost all Android devices, namely the KingRoot tool. The new KingRoot APK is appropriately named ‘King’ because it is the best rooting tool we’ve ever seen and roots many Android devices. You can read the complete list of devices and make sure yours is one of them by looking at the brand names available from the files section below.

Related: How To Unroot Android Using KingRoot Universal Rooting Tool (KingUser)

KingRoot: Root any Android device

Related: What Things To Do With A Rooted Android

Files You Need

Related: 10 Things You Need To Know About KingRoot Before You Root Your Device

Downloading the Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean KingRoot APK

  1. Download the KingRoot app that works for Android devices running Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean.
  2. You should find that it downloads to the Downloads folder by default in your Windows operating system. Open that same Downloads folder and click and drag that APK over to the desktop.
  3. Do not unzip or extract the file.
  4. Connect your Android device that you know works with the KingRoot tool after checking from the brands above.
  5. Transfer that KingRoot APK file over to the root of the internal storage SD card. It must be dropped on the root of the SD card which is the topmost folder. Don’t hide it in any subfolder or you won’t find it later.
  6. Now unplug your device from the computer once you know the APK is on your SD card.
  7. Learn how to install any APK file on Android devices and get that APK on your smartphone or tablet now. There are two ways to do that — the link shows you both. Those of you choosing the File Manager option might also want to choose a File Manager. You can read the best File Managers for Android and download one from that page.
  8. You should all have the KingRoot application available from your device’s app drawer now — that’s where you typically see your apps. If you do not, it will be in APK form and the File Manager. Just tap the icon in the File manager and it will install on your device.
  9. Now tap your finger over the KingRoot app from your app drawer.
  10. Tap the big button that says Root on it from inside the app.
  11. The KingRoot one-click universal rooting tool will now take over and start rooting your device — provided a working rooting method available on its servers.
  12. Do not touch any buttons until the KingRoot tool gives you the “Success!” message and the progress bar on your devices display reaches 100%.
  13. KingRoot success screen
  14. To verify your device does have access to the root file system, you can install the root checker app available from the Google Play Store.

Note that you will still need to install a custom recovery to start flashing custom ROMs on your device. Getting access to the root of the file system only helps in downloading root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store.

Now that you have gone through the hard yards of making sure that your device is rooted, you are probably wondering just what the heck to do with it. Don’t worry we have you covered. In this post regarding some of the best root apps for the Android operating system, we go through just about as many things as you could take in in one day.

You mostly root the Android OS to choose what is installed and uninstalled on your device. You can install apps like the Titanium Backup app which then allow you to uninstall anything that is an existing app. That includes the apps from the carriers and the manufacturers that are stuck on your system partition without root access. Rooting also means you have complete control and the say over what else is installed that can help change what Android means to you. There are apps out there like Xposed Framework that can modify the design. There are apps like Tasker t help you create more features and fine tune features to suit your life. There are apps to help make that battery of your last longer. There are apps to take full backups just like you would do if you had ADB open on a computer. The options are endless.