Thanks to some new Chinese developers out of XDA Developers, there is a new one-click rooting tool available that roots nearly all Android devices. In addition to it practically rooting all Android mobile devices, the new universal rooting tool also roots virtually all software updates. You can see the full list of supported devices below to avoid any confusion. You’ll find that in the files section. The new universal KingRoot tool gives your device three new applications once it’s installed. The first one is the KingRoot app which is the one you want to enter when you are ready to unchain the device and grant the access to the root file system. The next app is the KingUser app that is the app you want to enter when you are ready to unroot your device. The last app is the KingMaster app which is the app you want to enter when you want to boost the performance of your device.

Related: What Things To Do With A Rooted Android


The Files You Need

  1. Download the KingRoot APK for Android 5.0.1 Lollipop from here.
  2. Make sure your device is compatible with the rooting tool. Here is the list of compatible devices:

Related: 10 Things You Need To Know About KingRoot

Downloading the KingRoot Android 5.0.1 Lollipop APK

  1. Download the APK file from the links above that’s confirmed to work on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update.
  2. Once you have the file on your desktop, go and get your phone.
  3. Connect the smartphone or tablet you want to use the KingRoot app on by using the USB cable.
  4. Now transfer that APK file over to the root of the internal storage SD card. Make sure it’s in the root of the SD card and not hidden in any subfolder. That means keep the file on the topmost folder that you can see the SD card when it’s on the computer. It’s a significant step so you can find the app later.
  5. Once you know the KingRoot APK is definitely on the SD card, unplug it from the computer.
  6. Now you need to learn how to install APK files on any Android device. You might also want to look out some of the best File Managers for Android if you decide to install the APK file with a File Manager.
  7. Once you are finished with that, you should find the APK file launched and now available as an application on your device’s app drawer.
  8. You’ll see three new apps that are there and all are associated with the KingRoot tool. Click the one that is called ‘KingRoot’ and it will open.
  9. Tap the large green button that says Root on it and it will now search for the working rooting method for your device.
  10. The app will show you a progress bar on the display of your mobile device. Wait until it reaches 100% and it gives you the success message.
  11. You can now verify that it worked by installing the root checker app on your device. Just install it the same way you would a normal app from the Google Play Store.

These days it’s harder to find a person from the western part of the globe who hasn’t heard of rooting Android, but only a fraction of those people can hit you with the facts about what rooting is to a device. As a part of that minority group, I am about to let you know what rooting is and what you can do now that you have rooted your device.

Rooting Android means becoming the root user or getting full privilege control over the root user account. It is the Linux equivalent of logging into your Windows computer and using that computer as the administrator. Anyone who has used the or parents computer and had to create a user account without admin permissions will now how frustrating that can be. Using Windows without the administrator account means you are restricted to certain things like not being able to install anything you want. Likewise, you are not able to uninstall everything you want either.

Well with Android and Linux being the root user comes with the same deal where now you can uninstall and install anything from your system. That is referring to apps. Root apps are apps that could not run on the smartphone or tablet before because it would give a message stating that it needs root before it can run. While apps might not be soundlike a big deal, some apps can do just about anything from adding features to changing the design and even increasing the CPU performance or battery life. There are also apps out there to help you remove system apps—you know, the apps that manufacturers and phone carrier networks install on the system partition so you can’t remove them. That only applies to non-root users because root users can remove anything since they have full privilege control.

About the hardest part of learning root, apps are knowing where to begin because the Google Play Store doesn’t offer a dedicated front page that shows you all of the top root apps, the best root apps or anything similar. Instead, you must know the names of the root apps that you plan on installing so you can search for them from the Google Play Store search bar. There are also a few great root apps not on the Google Play Store. A Google search for those names will return positive results and show you where they are. We help you solve that problem by listing a bunch of what we think (along with most people) what the best root apps for Android are so you can remember the names and use them next time you visit Google Play.