These are the guidelines to download the KingRoot Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich app and install it on your Android device so you can root it and start using apps like the Titanium Backup app.
Understand that the KingRoot app does not unlock the bootloader, so anyone wanting to go on and install a custom recovery, custom ROM or a custom kernel might need to unlock the bootloader before that is possible. It is for that reason that KingRoot is known as more of a soft-root and not a full root over your internal system.
Rooting with the KingRoot one-click universal rooting app probably voids your warranty. Most OEMs do not cover rooting under warranty except for a select few. Some OEMs will allow rooting if you ask them nicely.
Downloading the KingRoot app for Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich
Before you can install the KingRoot tool on your device, you need to turn on the Unknown Sources option from the Android operating system’s settings. Unknown Sources is there on Android so you can install stuff from outside of the Google Play Store. The KingRoot tool is one of those tools not currently located in Google Play, so it requires you turning on Unknown Sources before the installation will work. To do that, head to the Menu > Settings > Security and then tap on the “Unknown Sources” toggle, so it is turned on.
Now that you can install applications from outside of Google Play, you can go and get the KingRoot tool. To do that, open up any web browser application that you have on the device already and then type “KingRoot.net” into the address bar at the top of the window. Tap on the “Enter’ button, and then the official KingRoot website will load on your device.
The official KingRoot website is smart enough to know what device you are browsing the internet site from and subsequently offers you the Android APK file just by scrolling down the page a bit. Tap on the “Download APK for Android” button in green to get the KingRoot tool downloading to your device.
To find the downloaded file, swipe down from the top of your Android’s display and then tap on the KingRoot file where it shows you the “Download complete” message.
You’ll then get a thank you message from the KingRoot tool, but the Android operating system itself won’t have allowed you to get the file just yet. It’ll show you a message letting you know that installing files of this type can be harmful. That isn’t actually referring to the stuff that’s inside the KingRoot tool specifically; it’s just talking about apps that get installed from outside of Google Play. But you know the official KingRoot tool is a legit application used by millions of people, so there is nothing to worry about in this particular instance. Tap on the “OK” button on the bottom right side of the window to continue with the installation of the application.
KingRoot then gives you a warning about all the things that it gets access to should you wish to install it. Have a quick read through the list, and if there’s anything you aren’t happy with KingRoot seeing, then you might want to consider tapping on the “Cancel” button. If you still want to go ahead with the installation, then tap on the “Install” button instead.
You’ll then get a message letting you know that KingRoot is installing on the device. If all goes well, the installation will complete without you needing to do anything else.
On the other hand, a lot of you will probably get stopped by message letting you know that the installation has been blocked. For you to fix this, tap on the small arrow that is to the right-hand side of the “More details” text, so it opens up more details about the issue.
It’ll then show you a link that says “Install anyway (unsafe)” that you need to tap on to continue with the installation. (Don’t tap on the “OK” button or else you have to go back and start the installation from the beginning).
You’ll then get a message letting you know that the KingRoot application is installed. It can now be found from your app drawer along with the rest of your apps until you uninstall it again. If you want to open it right away, you can also tap on the “Open” button available in the bottom right corner. All you need to do then is tap on the button available for trying to get root access, and it’s done.
You can always check out how to unroot KingRoot by using the KingUser application. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Uninstall’ button from within the rooting app, depending on what is designed for your app version.