KingRoot is a universal one-click rooting program that roots a great many devices. It doesn’t root all devices, but there are more and more devices that it is compatible for than is shown in the compatible device lists offered by the KingRoot developers that were released at the same time of the original KingRoot rooting file.

With rooting Android operating systems, there are usually two ways it can be done. One of the ways is by unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and then flashing a rooting tool like Chainfire’s SuperSU from the custom recovery partition. The alternative is by checking out what one-click rooting tools are available and becoming the root user by flashing it on the device instead.


A one-click rooting tool is designed to be easy so that even the least experienced Android users can use them and end up with a happy result. You probably already know many one-click tools available to become the root user without even realizing it. Root tools like Framaroot, Wug’s Toolkit, WinDroid, PurpleDrake, and Towelroot are all one-click rooting tools available to root different devices. Another way—and the considerably more challenging way of flashing a custom recovery first—is the way that is advised if you want to do things like installing a custom ROM.

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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.

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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 SToire such as the Xposed Framework.

Have you tried installing the KingRoot tool on your device but it did not root the device? You might be interested in checking out the article that goes into details about how to fix KingRoot not working for your device.

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