The BLU Vivo 5 smartphone released in January of 2016 and is a mid-range device with a premium design, aided by the fact that its main press render is gold and well done. It comes with a 5.5-inch display, 720p Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and a MediaTek processor under the hood. All that power is great but it comes in a 32 GB storage variant only. You should make use of that storage space wisely so you do not run out. Those in need of more space can always free up space by removing the stock apps by rooting the BLU Vivo 5 smartphone.
These are the guidelines to root the BLU Vivo 5 smartphone.
Files You Need
- Download the KingRoot universal one-click rooting tool for the Vivo 5 from this page.
- You are choosing to void the BLU warranty by rooting the Vivo 5 smartphone. The KingRoot app will come with an Uninstall button from within the app. You simply tap on that same Uninstall button from the app when you want to unroot the device. Unrooting using that button will get the warranty working again.
- There are several different language versions of the KingRoot tool and sometimes it’s hard to know which language version is intended for each device. Choose the language closets to where the device is coming from. For example, if your device is from the United States like the BLU devices are, try the English version of the KingRoot app.
- On top of the language versions, you also get a desktop version and an app that you can install just like any other APK on the device. The desktop version apparently flashes a custom recovery along with rooting the device and has a higher success rate in comparison to the KingRoot app.
Rooting the Blu Vivo 5
- Download the universal one-click root app directly to the computer and drag it over to the desktop from its default downloads location.
- Connect the BLU Vivo 5 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable you normally use to charge the device’s battery.
- Copy the one-click rooting file over to the Vivo 5’s internal storage SD card.
- Unplug the Vivo phone from the computer.
- Open a File Manager on the Vivo 5 smartphone and install the APK file.
- Open the KingRoot app from your application drawer.
- Tap on the large button from the apps homepage that suggests getting root access on the smartphone.
- Wait until it gives you the success message and the KingRoot progress bar reaches 100% before exiting the app.
- Now leave the app and reboot your Vivo 5 smartphone.
Once done, head over to your Google Play Store app and install the basic root checker app to check that your device is rooted properly. Agree to update the SU binary or grant the Superuser permissions if the root checker app asks. It’s a trusted app and you can do what it needs to do to check for you.