There are many people out there who will tell you that you shouldn’t get root access on your Android device. It gives you malware, it’s a security risk, you are taking risks with deleting important files you device needs. These are just some examples of the reasons they you’ll hear. And to be fair, there is merit to each arguments. However, if you’re anything above an Android noob, the risks are overblown and don’t come close to the rewards you shall reap if you do open the system internal to have access to the root file system.
There are many ways in which one can get root access to an Android device. Some of the most popular rooting tools include Towelroot, Z4Root, KingoRoot, PurpleDrake, WinDroid, PingPong, Wug’s Toolkit and Root Genius just to name a few. There are, of course, many others still available like the Vroot, Framaroot, Bin4ry, SRS and Squabbi. There’s now a new name in town to join the said rooting tools and its name is KingRoot. Dubbed the new rooting tool that can root almost any Android smartphone or tablet, KingRoot is available to download for users running Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Once you have it on your device, you can root the handset in just one click.
The list of supported devices
Rooting All Android Devices From The List using The KingRoot APK
- Download the KingRoot APK that works with Android 3.1 Honeycomb from this XDA Developers link.
- You ought to download the file directly to the desktop of a computer/shift it to the desktop after you download.
- Install the app using a File Manager or app from the Google Play Store. You might have a File manager that comes with your device already, or you might need to download one from the Google Play Store. See: How To Install Any APK File To Android Devices.
- Launch the app from the app drawer after you’ve finished installing it on your device.
- Tap over the large Root button from the apps main page.
- Wait and watch the progress bar complete the full circle to 100% before exiting the app.
- Install the root checker app and verify that the guide did work for your device.
Once the root checker app does say it worked, you are free to install all the apps that require root access on the Google Play Store. These apps include the free WiFi hotspot, increasing the device performance by overclocking the CPU, giving your device better battery life and more.
Furthermore, you can still install a custom recovery on your device. You’ll have to see if there is any recovery available for your specific device. Once you have installed the custom recovery, you may install the custom ROMs just like you usually would.