In Linux, “root” is like having the administrator permissions in Windows operating systems. Since the Android operating system is very much based on the original Linux kernel, we still refer to those administrator permissions as “root” permissions. Once you get access to the internal root file system, you can then grant permissions to the rest of the app on the Google Play Store which your device couldn’t otherwise use. These are which require the root access are often some of the best apps money can buy and some of the best apps that come free.
Granting your Android full system access makes your device much more powerful, but with power comes great responsibility. That’s why only advanced Android users should have root access on their smartphones and tablets. While having full system access is what makes installing the extra apps possible, it also leaves you vulnerable to malware if you don’t know what you are clicking. Be careful when you are browsing the Google Play Store so you don’t click on any bad files. An easy way to ensure you stay malware free is to do some research via Google of the application name before you decide on installing that same app.
The Files You Need
- Download the KingRoot package from this page.
- The following guide requires a computer. It does not matter what operating systems that computer is running. It can be Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. We are just using the computer for transferring the files since it’s the safest way.
- Make sure you have the Developer Options menu unlocked. You can get that job done by turning on the smartphone and heading to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap the build number 7 or so times until the Developer Options is unlocked. It tells you that you are now a Developer.
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- Download the KingRoot app from the files section above and have it on the desktop of your computer.
- Make sure you have enabled Unknown Sources on your device: Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Make sure you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled: Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Connect the Android device to the computer and transfer the KingRoot app over to your internal SD card folder.
- Unplug the device from the computer once it’s on the SD card.
- Now you need to install that APK file on your Android device. Furthermore, you can read some of the best file managers for Android if you want to install a file manager for that task.
- Tap the KingRoot icon available from your app drawer.
- Tap the large Root button on the first page of the app.
- The universal one-click rooting tool will now root your device. You can watch the progress bar on the display. Do not unplug anything until that progress bar reaches full.
- You will eventually get a “success!” message on the smartphone display letting you know that you can now exit the KingRoot application.
- Reboot your device manually and the install the root checker app from the Google Play Store. The root checker will make sure it worked so you are not left wondering.