KingRoot claims to be the best one-click rooting tool for Android, and by that, they’re referring to the fact that they can root more devices than any other single tool in existence.
All up, KingRoot can get you root access to over one hundred thousands different smartphones and tablets on the market from all over the globe.
The team often releases different KingRoot APK versions, and each of those is compatible for more devices than the last.
When you download KingRoot for Android 3.2.4 Honeycomb, what you’re doing is downloading the version of KingRoot that will work for all compatible devices that are running on that particular Android version. Since each APK release is made to be compatible with more devices than the last but it never takes away compatibility with existing devices, it’s relatively straightforward to be able to make that distinction.
While KingRoot doesn’t provide the official compatible product list, the chances are quite high for success given how many devices it is said to be suitable for. What’s more, the version of KingRoot coming from the official website’s homepage is always compatible with the latest version of Android possible. Nevertheless, if it were APK files that you wanted, we link you through to those as well.
KingRoot for Android 3.2.4 Honeycomb will mean you have root access that can install all the same applications as you could if you were to be rooted on any other version of Android. Additionally, it means you can install the same root applications that you could from any other root method as well, one of which is the Purify app which can be downloaded from the official KingRoot website.
Most of the other root applications that will work for the version of KingRoot that you’ve used for Android 3.2.4 Honeycomb will be available to download from the Google Play Store that you already know and love for regular Android apps. Root apps can always be downloaded whether your device is rooted or not; the difference is you can only run them if you can grant them the root permissions they need to be able to function.
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.
How to Download KingRoot App for Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
The KingRoot tool is straightforward to install directly from your Android operating system, but before you can do it, you need to make sure that you have the Unknown Sources feature that Android has enabled first. The reason is that Android only lets you install applications from the Google Play Store by default. They do it that way because they own the Google Play Store and thus have complete control over the apps and the contents of the app that are located on Google Play. When it comes to applications being housed somewhere else, it’s a lot more difficult for Google to know what is in those files and they become riskier to install for that very reason. Still, there are a lot of apps out there that aren’t available from the Google Play Store, and there isn’t anything wrong with installing most of them. Google knows this and subsequently offers you a way to get them installed—the way to do it is by first enabling the Unknown Sources option. To do that, you need to head to the Menu > Settings > Security and then toggle the switch on for the “Unknown Sources” option.
Now that your mobile device is read yet have applications from outside Google Play installed on it, open one of the following KingRoot APK files from the links given below.
- Kingroot_188.8.131.5280619.apk — This is the latest and recommended version
Note: Alternatively, you can use any web browser that you like to use and then type https://kingroot.net into the address bar at the top of the browser window. Hit the “Enter” key to load the website, and then the official KngRoot website will load in front of you.
The official KingRoot website is really cool because it can automatically detect what device you are using when you visit it and if you are using the Android operating system it’ll already know and then give you the link you need right in front of you without you needing to do any searching. Scroll down the front page just a bit and then tap on the “Download APK for Android” button featured in green,
KingRoot then gives you a thank you message if you look at the back of the webpage, but the Android operating system gives another message over the top which is letting you know that the types of files can be harmful to your device. That’s referring to the fact that you’ve downloaded a file from outside Google Play but isn’t suggesting that KingRoot is not safe. Since we know KingRoot is safe and used by millions of people right around the world, you can continue with confidence by tapping on the “OK” button.
The file has now downloaded to your Android. You can find it by swiping down from the top of your device so that you are pulling down the notification shade and then tap on the KingRoot file where it shows you that the download is complete in the picture below.
Before KingRoot installs itself on your device, it gives you the chance to see all the things it is going to get access to should you install it. You can’t pick and choose which of these you want it to have or not have. It is an all or nothing type deal. What you can do if you don’t like sounds of any is tap on the “Cancel” button and cancel the installation instead of going through with it. The rest of you who are OK with the level of permissions that KingRoot is retesting need to tap on the “Install’ button in the bottom right corner of the device’s display.
The KingRoot tool then begins to install on your device. With a bit if luck you won’t need to do anything else and the KingRoot tool will be installed soon.
Many of you though will get a message letting you know that the KingRoot installation has been blocked. You can fix this problem and continue the installation by tapping on the small arrow to the right-hand side of where it says “More details” so that it opens up the section offering you more details.
You’ll then see a new link that says “Install anyway (unsafe)” that you need to tap on and the installation of the rooting tool then continues.
In just a few moments, you’ll get another message on the device’s display letting you know that the KingRoot application is now installed. All that’s left to do is open up by tapping on the “Open” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the display. You can also find the KingRoot application now installed as a new app from your app drawer nestled in among your other applications. It’ll stay there until you choose to install it.
You can now learn how to unroot the Android device that is running Android 4.0.4 ICS using the KingUser app. A Newer version of the KingRoot tool do not come with KingUser, and you can tap the ‘Uninstall’ option directly from the KingRoot apps main page.
Now that you have officially rooted the Android operating system it is time to find out what you can do with the root access you just acquired. It is all about what you can install the extra apps. You might hear people talk about they want to root so they can remove things, but the process of removing things like system apps is still done by first installing an app that then helps you eliminate the apps you want to be removed. There are root applications out there on the web that ca help you do just about anything. There are root apps to help you backup and restore data. Root apps to change your DNS server. Root apps to completely remove the bloatware haunting your device. Root apps to gaining lower-level hardware access. Root apps for managing app permissions. Rooting even has apps now that let you automate things like the Tasker app. With Tasker, you can add new features to enhance the ones already available on your Android so that the software is doing things tailored to suit your needs.
The only thing with root apps is that you need to know what they are before you enter the Google Play Store because Google Play does not have a dedicated area for the root apps. You need to use the search box and browse for the names only, and our guide that lists heaps of the best root apps for Android can help give you some idea that you might be currently lacking.