The Android operating system now has a new rooting method that roots just about every Android device for selected OEMs. The new tool is the KingRoot one click universal rooting tool, and you can download and install it using the guide below. Rooting should always be reserved for the advanced Android users because you could brick your device. The new tool we have here is almost impossible to brick your device and can be used by just about anyone. The main difference with Kingroot is that you press the button, and it will tell you if the app is capable of rooting your device or not. If the answer is no, then you just exit the app without bricking your device. Usually, you must apply the steps only to find out that you have bricked your device, and that’s why this new one click rooting tool is so unique.
Once KingRoot is fully loaded on your device, you will see three new applications available from the app drawer. The main one you want comes under the same name of KingRoot. The other two you can see are the KingUser and the KingMaster. The KingMaster can increase the performance of your device, while the KingUser is the app you must enter when you want to unroot your device.
There are so many things to do with a rooted Android device. From overclocking and increasing the performance of the device to improving the battery performance, you’ll never run out of apps to play with. Rooting doesn’t mean a custom ROM, however, as they usually require you to install a custom recovery. It’s that same custom recovery that you must boot up and then install the custom ROM zip file from that recovery.
Android 2.2 dubbed the Froyo
Not many people are still using Froyo these days as their primary operating system. However, if you are one of the minority, the KingRoot APK does work for your device running Froyo.
Android 2.3 dubbed the Gingerbread
Gingerbread is widely regarded as one of the best Android software updates in its time. Those of you not upgrading to newer software versions will be pleased to learn that this KingRoot rooting tool does work for Gingerbread.
Android 3.0 dubbed as the Honeycomb
Android Honeycomb is often the forgotten update out of all the Android software versions. It does, however, come with one of the coolest pictures. If your device is still running Android Honeycomb, you may use the guide below for the KingRoot app.
Android 4.0 dubbed the Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich is many people’s favorite dessert out of all the updates, and there are still many people using ICS on their Android smartphones and tablets. If you are too, you can use the KingRoot APK and guide below.
Android 4.1 through to 4.3 dubbed the Jelly Bean
Jelly Beans are everyone’s favorite treat from the pharmacy in real life and in technology it’s also an operating system. More people are still using Jelly Bean than Ice Cream Sandwich. If you have the Jelly Bean software version on your device, you can use the KingRoot universal one click rooting tool to root your device.
Android 4.4 dubbed the KitKat
Android KitKat is still on my device I love it that much. KitKat works with the KingRoot app, just like the others I’ve mentioned earlier. You may use the guide below if you have KitKat on your device.
Android 5.0 dubbed the Lollipop
Android Lollipop is just starting to get on many devices after it takes such a long time for phone carrier networks to update their devices. If you are one of the lucky people with Lollipop, you can use the KingRoot APK for Lollipop.
Android 6.0 dubbed the Marshmallow
Here is the one we have all been waiting for: Android Marshmallow. If your device is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can follow the guide and root your device with the universal KingRoot app in just one click. All you need to do is click the device manufacturer links below in the files section and check that your device is on the list of compatible devices.
The Files You Need
- Download the KingRoot app for Android 6.0 Marshmallow from the official XDA thread. The version will work for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- Check that your device is one of the compatible devices from the list below or else the guide won’t work for you.
- Google/Nexus devices
- HTC devices
- ZTE devices
- Sony supported devices
- LG devices
- Samsung devices
- Huawei devices
Downloading the KingRoot Android 6.0 Marshmallow APK on your Android device
- Download the KingRoot app from the XDA web page over to your computer. Now move that file over to the desktop of the computer. You should find it in the Downloads folder if you are using a Windows PC since that’s the default folder.
- From there you can click and drag it over to the desktop.
- Make sure you enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu. You can do that by pointing to the menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Check the Unknown Sources is on so you can install apps from outside the Google Play Store. You can check that by heading to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Connect the Android device you want to use the computer with the USB cable.
- Transfer the APK file still zipped over to the root if the internal SD card. For those of you who don’t know, that means keep it on the topmost folder and don’t hide the APK in any subfolder. You need to find it later.
- Now you can unplug your Android device from the computer once you know it’s on the SD card.
- All you need to do is learn how to install any APK file on Android devices by following that guide. There are two ways to do that. Those of you choosing the File Manager method can check out the best File Mangers for Android and download one from that page.
- Once you have the File Manager installed, open it up and tap on the KingRoot icon. That will now transfer the APK over to your app drawer, so it’s now an application on your device.
- Tap your finger over the KingRoot name from the app drawer and it will open.
- Now just tap the large green Root button on the main display and your device will be rooted. Watch the progress bar on the mobile devices display; it tells you when it is 100% complete.
- Once it’s done, exit the app and download the root checker app. The root checker app will confirm your device does have root access, and you can install all apps from the Google Play Store which require root access.
You can install a custom recovery on your device over the KingRoot method. You can just need to find a working custom recovery guide for your device. Many of you will be all too well aware that rooting the Android operating system on your mobile device means having the ability to teach it how to think. It means it is up to you who tells it what is going to uninstall and installed. Not just some of the time but all of the time. It also puts some of the responsibility squarely back on your shoulders. It is you who needs to make sure that what you are installing is not malware and is a real app. The applications that can be installed now can help you change your device for the better by adding more to it. The apps can also help you delete existing things like system apps that are installed on the system partition be the smartphone or tablet phone carrier networks and manufacturers.
Before you can start installing the root apps that help make a difference, you need to know how to find them. While many of them are available from the Google Play Store, the Play Store does not assist you to identify them until you see the decisions of the apps. That means you need to research the root apps names that you want to install first and then browse the Play Store for those apps. You can get started by checking out what we thin are the best root apps for Android and picking some that you might like from the list.
The KingRoot tool works about as well as any other tools available in the world for becoming the root user of the Android operating system, but it does not work for every device. Still, there are a few things you can try to make sure you are getting the most out of the KingRoot tool and are using it correctly. Our article on how to fix the KingRoot tool not working is what you should check out next if you have tried rooting with the KingRoot tool, but it has failed for your device. The article goes into detail about not only what you can try with KingRoot but also lists a bunch of other ways you can become the root user on your device if you need to give up and try something different.
As you might have already learned, there are two versions of the KingRoot tool that can be installed for each Android version. One of them is the APK version that you have available in this guide, and the other is the Windows PC version. If you have tried installing the APK version and didn’t have any luck getting root access, then you should try following the KingRoot for Android 6.0 Marshmallow Windows PC installation guide and see how it goes. It’s widely believed that the Windows PC version has a higher success rate. Whether it does, or it doesn’t remains to be seen, but it can yield different results from the APK file.