Whether you want to find out the root cause of why your battery isn’t lasting very long anymore, or you want to know what you need to start flashing custom ROMs, The KingRoot universal one-click rooting tool can do it all.

There are heaps of rooting tools for Android out there these days. Many of them used to be popular but aren’t as popular anymore. That’s often because the exploit the developers used in the older versions of Android are no longer there, and the developers haven’t continued to develop the tools, so they work on newer versions of Android (see Towelroot for a prime example of what I mean.) But the good developers with a deep focus on wanting to private root access to users continue to get root access to newer versions of Android.

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There are two primary examples of this in the present day world. One of them is Chainfire who is arguably the most popular guy in the world for rooting the Android operating system. Chainfire is responsible for creating the SuperSU that is always available for every version of Android and can be flashed from any number of custom recovery image (usually Team Win’s TWRP Recovery these days.) The other team of developers who are well known these days for doing a great job at providing root access is the KingRoot team.

Chainfire and the guys from KingRoot actually have quite a lot in common. Chainfire makes the SuperSU that we’ve explained above, but he also has another tool known as the CF-Auto-Root tool. The CF-Auto-Root tool is a one-click root version of SuperSU. You get the same SuperSU installed n your device, but it doesn’t need to be flashed from a custom recovery image. Instead, it is flashed using the Odin flashing tool—or if you have a different version, flashed from fastboot. In other words, installing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire on a Windows PC isn’t that much different to installing the Windows PC version of the KingRoot tool.

Must Read: What Things To Do With A Rooted Android

One click rooting tools are usually for one thing: installing the apps that require root access before they will run. They don’t require an unlocked bootloader and unless you have unlocked the bootloader ad installed a custom recovery image there is no way you can install a custom ROM. That is why tools such as the KingRoot application are called “soft roots” but make no mistake: there is nothing soft about this root regarding the root applications that you can install. A root app is an app that can only run on your device if it senses that it has root access. You can run the same amount of root applications when the KingRoot tool is installed in comparison to every other rooting tool, including the infamous SuperSU that people flash from a custom recovery image.

Downloading KingRoot Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Root your Android

  1. Start by enabling the Unknown Sources option for your Android smartphone or tablet running Android 6.0.1 by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  2. Download the KingRoot APK from this page.
  3. You can install KingRoot directly from your browser or by transferring it over to your SD card from a computer.  Those using the computer and SD card need to know how to transfer APK files from the SD card and use a File Manager.
  4. Once installed, check for the KingRoot application icon that is now available from your app drawer.
  5. Tap on the KingRoot icon and wait for the app to load.
  6. Tap on the large button on the main page that suggests rooting your device. (The exact wording and pictures can vary between KingRoot versions, but they are always easy to understand).
  7. You will see a progress bar on the display of your smartphone or tablet. Wait until the progress bar reaches 100%.
  8. The KingRoot universal one click rooting app now gives you the “success!” message.
  9. Exit the application and reboot the Android device before attempting to install any rooted apps.

That is how to download and install the KingRoot APK file for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. Now everyone can open the Google Play Store and start installing those root requiring applications like the Titanium Backup app, Greenify, Xposed and much more. You might be interested in learning how to unroot Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow devices that used KingRoot to get root access.

As I am sure many of you guys will already know, rooting the Android operating systems means installing more apps. True, there are many things you can uninstall too, but before you can uninstall things like system apps you first need to install an app that is going to help you get that done. Many people believe that rooting is required for installing a custom recovery and swapping ROMs for a custom version, but that is hardly ever true at all. Rooting is about changing what is happening on the current Android ROM. It is about becoming the root user on the ROM that is existing on the mobile device already. ROMs are always to do with unlocking a bootloader and installing a custom recovery to create the platform needed to install the new ROM. ROMs are hardly ever about rooting at all.

There are many things that people can do with the new range of root apps that are available to install. You might want to change the features and design that is on the ROM by giving it some tweaks that you would normally expect to find fro ma new ROM. An app like Tasker can help you with that. Alternatively, you might prefer keeping things practical and checking out some apps that can take full backups with just one click. The apps like Titanium Backup can help you with that.

The vast majority of the root apps are available on the Google Play Store, but they are not showcased like some of the stock apps are from the front page. Instead, you need to know the names of the root applications that you plan on installing first. You can read out the list of what we think are some of the best root apps for Android operating systems and then remember some of the names and search for them either from the Google Play Store or Google. There are some good ones on the list that are not available from the Google Play Store such as the Xposed Framework.

Before doing anything else, if you aren’t having much luck getting the KingRoot tool designed to be installed on the Android mobile, you should be trying out the KingRoot Android 6.0.1 Lollipop for Windows PC and see if that works instead. The KingRoot developers have publicly stated in the past that the Windows PC version works for more devices. You will, of course, need to have a computer that runs on a version of the Windows operating system to be able to use that other version. Instead of installing the APK file directly on a mobile device that runs Android, the version of Windows PCs has its own program that opens on the computer. You then connect to the computer using the USB cable and use the KingRoot program on the computer to check for root access that way—very similar to what flashing the firmware with a flashing tool on a computer is like.

The KingRoot one-click rooting tool doesn’t work for all devices. If you are not able to get it working on your device, it might be because it is not compatible. On the other hand, there are some things you can do to make sure that it isn’t going to work for your device, so you can confirm that it isn’t because you are doing something wrong. If you want all of the information you can get on trying to troubleshoot the KingRoot tool, you can check out our other guide that goes into detail about how to fix the KingRoot tool not working. The article also lets you know how you might be able to go about rooting your device if the KingRoot tool doesn’t work for your device or your particular version of Android that you are running.

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