The following guide teaches you how to download KingRoot 4.3 Jelly Bean APK. The KingRoot tool is a new one-click universal rooting method that promises to root (almost) all Android devices. Not only does KingRoot root your Android device, but it is virtually impossible to brick your device using this universal rooting tool. The reason is it will use its cloud-based servers and ping back the result on if it has a working rooting method available for you, then it will use the machine to act on that. It takes away any chance of human error. Normally it’s up to humans to click a button and doing so could brick your device if you don’t know what you are doing. Since it’s the machine doing the thinking now, you cannot go wrong.
Android 2.2 — dubbed as Froyo
It’s rare to find a device that’s running Froyo these days; however, if you are one of them, go ahead and use the KingRoot app to root it.
Android 2.3 — dubbed as Gingerbread
Gingerbread was on the first Android operating system I ever owned back with my Motorola Atrix. If you own that device or any other smartphone and tablet that runs Android Gingerbread, you can use KingRoot.
Android 4.0 — dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich
Android Ice Cream Sandwich was always my favorite version of Android operating system because it comes with so many performance upgrades. In my opinion, it was when the software finally had far fewer bugs. If you run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, you can use this KingRoot app.
Android 4.1-4.3 — dubbed as Jelly Bean
Whenever you aren’t very well, you should always eat Jelly Beans. That’s not why Google decided to call their OS Jelly Bean, however. Android Jelly Bean always ran remarkably well for most people. There are plenty of devices still running Jelly Bean from 4.1 through to 4.3. If you run Android Jelly Bean, you can root it with the KingRoot app.
Android 4.4 — dubbed as KitKat
Android KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat was the first ever chocolate inclusion to the Android software updates. We saw massive upgrades from the original Android 4.4 KitKat to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat. From there, we didn’t see anywhere near as many features or improvements. If you are running KitKat from Android 4.4 through to 4.4.4, you can use KingRoot.
Android 5.0 — dubbed as Lollipop
Android Lollipop is running on the majority of Android devices; thus it’s going to be the most popular to use with KingRoot. You can use the KingRoot app to root Android Lollipop.
Android 6.0 — dubbed as Marshmallow
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
Android Marshmallow is the latest software updates we have available for Android. Dubbed Android 6.0, the Marshmallow updates can be rooted with KingRoot.
- Samsung supported devices
- Google/Nexus devices
- HTC devices
- ZTE devices
- Sony devices
- LG devices
- Huawei devices
Rooting most Android devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the KingRoot app
1. Download the KingRoot app from one of the direct download links below and save it to your computer.
- Kingroot_188.8.131.5280619.apk — This is the latest and recommended version
2. On your Android device, head to Menu >Settings >Security and turn on Unknown sources.
3. You need a File Manager to install the app on your device like you would with any other APK file.
4. Once you successfully install the KingRoot APK, you will see three new applications from the Android app drawer.
5. Launch the KingRoot app from the app drawer.
6. Tap on the Root button and the KingRoot app will root your device running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
7. When you see the Success message, you are all done.
8. Now just reboot the device and you are free to install root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store.
9. You can check you have root access by installing the root checker app.