The new KingRoot universal one-click rooting tool can root the Android 4.4 KitKat software version in just a few minutes. It’s not the first one-click root tool we’ve ever seen. You might remember others such as Z4Root, TowerlRoot, KingoRoot just to name a few.
Android is based on the Linux kernel, which is usually easy to get root access. However, the OEMs and manufacturers of the devices we own lock up the operating system so we cannot use it to its full potential. The KingRoot tool will get access to the root file system which allows you to install any app available from the Google Play Store that requires root access to work. With those apps, you can often increase the device’s performance, increase the battery life, remove bloatware and more. You’ll even find some apps that are just fun to use.
Supported Android software releases:
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
The list above is the main software update the one-click universal rooting tool does work for; however, there are more software updates available. Anything that has come out between 2.2 Froyo and 5.1 Lollipop will work. For example, you can use the app on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and it will work. You can use it on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and it will work.
The list of supported devices:
- Samsung devices
- Google/Nexus devices
- HTC phones and tablet
- ZTE devices
- Sony supported devices
- LG devices
- Huawei devices
Rooting your smartphone or tablet with the KingRoot app
- Download the KingRoot app from the XDA page from this link. You will see the link clearly labeled on the thread.
- Download the app directly to the desktop of your computer.
- Enable the Unknown Sources options from your smartphone or tablet. You can do that by heading to the menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Connect the device you want to root to the same computer where you have the file.
- Transfer the file over to the devices SD card internal storage.
- Unplug the device from the computer once you are happy that it is definitely on the SD card. Just be sure to put it on the root of the SD card and not hidden in a subfolder.
- Unplug the device from the computer and the USB cable.
- Use a File manager to install the KingRoot APK on your device so it’s now an application available from the app drawer.
- Tap your finger on the app and open it up from the app drawer.
- Click the ‘Root’ button that’s available within the app.
- Now, wait while the KingRoot tool opens up the system internals of your device. You can see when it’s finished by watching the progress bar on the display.
- Once you can see the ‘success’ message on the display, leave the app and open the Google Play Store.
Download the root checker app from the Google Play Store and you’re done.