The KingRoot universal one click rooting app is available for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates. Using the one click rooting feature, you can get access to the root file system on your device running Android Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Froyo. Furthermore, it will probably work on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update once they update the app. It should be available from the same source as the link below — the official source from the XDA Developers page.


As you probably know, rooting is part of the trio of custom tasks you can perform on an Android device. The three parts are unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and getting root access to the internal system. All three of those tasks will void any warranty agreement you might have with your manufacturer. While the KingRoot app does void your warranty just like any other universal rooting method, it is impossible to brick your device. The reason you will not brick your device is you can see on the display of KingRoot will continue to root your device or not. Generally, when you follow a guide for rooting, you must commit to installing the file and suffer the consequences if something goes wrong. You don’t have that problem using this one click universal rooting tool below.

Related: What Things To Do With A Rooted Android

The KingRoot universal one clock rooting tool working for the following versions of Android. You can check your Android version by heading over to the Menu > Settings > About Phone.

Android 2.2 – dubbed as Froyo.

froyo All compatible devices running this version of Android should have no trouble getting root with KingRoot.

Android 2.3 – dubbed as Gingerbread.

This version of Android came out of the box for many Android devices as it was becoming popular, including the Motorola Atrix. If your device is still in this version, KingRoot will help you root it.

Android 3.0 – dubbed as Honeycomb.

android-honeycombOften everybody’s favorite update to forget, if your device is running this version of Android, it will get access to the root file system with KingRoot.

Android 4.0 – dubbed as Ice Cream Sandwich.

 Android Ice Cream Sandwich is still the name many people love the most, and if you are running this version on your device, the KingRoot APK will work wonders for you.

Android 4.3 – dubbed as Jelly Bean.

jellybeanIf you prefer keeping your device on Jelly Bean because you like it better than KitKat, you will be pleased to learn that KingRoot works for your software version.

Android 4.4 – dubbed as KitKat.

kitkatKitKat was such a popular version of Android OS that it still comes preloaded on many devices. if your device is one of those, you can use the KingRoot app.

Android 5.0 – dubbed as Lollipop.

lollipop Soon to be the Android software update running on most devices, the Lollipop update is also working for the KingRoot app.

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

The Files You Need

  1. Download the KingRoot APK app for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to root all Android devices from this link here.
  2. Make sure your device is compatible with the rooting tool. Here is the list of compatible devices:

Downloading the KingRoot Android 5.0.2 Lollipop APK

  1. Download the KingRoot app for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop from this page, and install the tool on your Android device. All you need to do is make sure that it is a compatible device which you can see from the list above in the files you need section.
  2. Installing the app on your device is easy: download the file to the computer and move it over to the desktop.
  3. Enable Unknown Sources on your device so you can install apps outside of the Google Play Store. Do that by heading to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  4. Connect the Android device to the computer where you have the file. You do that with your regular USB cable you would use for charging the battery in any other day.
  5. Transfer the KingRoot APK file over to the internal storage SD card. Make sure you do it on the root of the SD card, which means the topmost folder you can see the SD card on the computer. It’s a major step so you can find the file later.
  6. Unplug the Android device from the computer after you have transferred the file to the SD card.
  7. Now you need to install the APK on the device. You can learn how to install any APK file on Android devices if you don’t already know. Those of you choosing to install it with a file manager can check out the best file managers for Android and pick one from the list.
  8. Tap on the app that says ‘KingRoot’ available from your device’s app drawer — you’ll only see it from the app draw after you install it properly.
  9. Now tap the button that says Root on the front page of the app.
  10. The universal rooting tool will now ping its servers and find the perfect rooting method for your device, provided your device is one of the compatible devices found on the list in the Files section above.
  11. Eventually, the progress bar will reach 100%, and your device will be rooted. You can exit the app once you get the success message and then download the root checker app. The root checker app will let you know if it worked and is a wise app to install, so you don’t get confused later.

There are many great root apps out there to install. From being able to make the battery last long with the Greenify app to installing the ROM manager to help install the ROMs you have been waiting for — it all happens with root apps. Applications such as the ROM Manager can help you install any of the available ROMs out there for your Android smartphone or tablet, but the act of rooting a device in itself is not required for installing ROMs.

Most people install ROMs after they have unlocked the bootloader and then installed a custom recovery image. The custom recovery partition is what gives them a chance to install a new custom ROM file thanks to the ability to upload the zip files. Once that is done, they can install the custom ROMs each time they boot into the new recovery. Rooting Android and custom ROMs only become relevant when they want to install an app like the ROM Manager to help install the ROMs instead, but this is more of a feature on Android thanks to the root access rather than it having anything to do with the ROM installing itself.

Rooting is about what apps can be installed and what apps can be deleted. Rooting puts you in the driver’s seat, so it is you who then chooses what goes on the device and what is removed instead of you being forced what to have on your device by phone carriers and manufacturers or being told what isn’t allowed by Google.

Anyone who does not have any knowledge of the names of the root apps or would like to learn more about the individual root apps can do that now by checking out our post on what are some of the best root apps for the Android operating system.

The developers of the KingRoot tool originally stated that the tool roots every device. Of course, as experienced writers who cover the Android rooting niche, we knew that was not going to be true. Unfortunately, not everyone else knew that. So, when people try installing the KingRoot tool on their device and find that it didn’t do anything, they often want to know why. Sometimes the reason is just that it is not available for your device. But there are other reasons it might not be working. You might not have the right version of the file, or you might not yet know about the desktop version of the application that supposedly works for more devices and has a higher success rate of getting root access to the Android operating system. If you have used the KingRoot one-click rooting tool and found out that it is not working on your device, you can read our next article to learn how. We’ve covered all of the main reasons that it might not be working on our how to fix KingRoot not working article.

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