If you download the KingRoot APK and install the app on your device running Android 5.1 Lollipop or later, you can root them using a single tap. Appropriately dubbed the new rooting tool that can root almost any Android device, KingRoot is the latest craze to hit the rooting community. The new KingRoot tool comes as an application and a desktop program. If one version doesn’t work for you, it’s advised you search the web for the other version.

Arguably the best part about KingRoot is that it’s impossible to harm your device. Thanks to a new cloud service that the owners of the rooting tool use, they can search their cloud system and locate any working rooting method automatically after you click the ‘root’ button in the app. If the tool cannot find a working rooting method, it will tell you on the screen. Doing so eliminates any possible soft brick situations because you won’t go ahead if you know it doesn’t work. Normally, though, you wouldn’t get the chance to see you are about to apply something dangerous to your device until it’s too late. That is why the new KingRoot method is so highly regarded of late.

Anyhow, we must thank the XDA Developers who came up with this new One-Click universal rooting tool that works for almost all devices. The program comes from third-party developers out of China and doesn’t have anything to do with Google or any particular OEM or manufacturer. Although it doesn’t work on any device, it does work on any firmware. That means it doesn’t matter if you are using a device that’s a minority running 2.3 Gingerbread, or if it’s one of the latest handsets that’s running Android 5.1 Lollipop. The KingRoot app works for all Android software updates, including the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Furthermore, just like with any other rooting method, you should backup the device before starting the guide. If your device does get the root access but still doesn’t respond well to having the system internals cracked open, you might want to apply a hard reset. A hard reset is just like a factory reset whereby you wipe the data from the storage and completely reset the device to its original factory state. Doing that is often the easiest way out of trouble. However, you need to backup so you can restore that data later after applying the reset. Those without backups cannot restore the data, and it is lost.

You already know all the things you can do with a rooted Android, so you might as well get cracking on installing the KingRoot APK file for 5.1 Lollipop.

Android 2.2 software — dubbed as Froyo

Android Froyo

It’s a rarity to find an Android device running the first version of Android — Froyo these days. However, if that is you, the KingRoot tool can work for you.

Android 2.3 software — dubbed as Gingerbread 

Android Gingerbread

Android Gingerbread was a huge step up from Froyo and remains many people’s favorite Android OS to date—even though it has a special place in people’s hearts. Not too many people were running with Gingerbread in 2015. If you use Gingerbread, you can use the KingRoot universal rooting tool.

Android 4.0 software — dubbed as Ice Cream Sandwich 

Android ICSEverybody leaves eating Ice Cream, and subsequently, the Android Ice Cream Sandwich was extremely popular. The software run much smoother than Gingerbread. Many people are still using Ice Cream Sandwich to this day. You can use the KingRoot app if you are running Ice Cream Sandwich yourself.

Android 4.1-4.3 software — dubbed as Jelly Bean

Android Jelly Bean
There are a few different versions of the Jelly Bean software, ranging from Android 4.1 through to 4.3 Jelly Bean. The KingRoot app works for all versions of Jelly Bean.

Android 4.4 software — dubbed as KitKat
Android KitKatSome of my best friends are still running with KitKat. Furthermore, some people who have not upgraded their devices in recent times will have no choice but to be still running Kitkat. If you have KitKat running on your Android, you can install KingRoot and root your device.

Android 5.0 software — dubbed as Lollipop 
Android Lollipop
Android 5.0 Lollipop works well with the KingRoot app. Most people in the world are now running Android 5.0 through to 5.1 Lollipop. It doesn’t matter what version of Android Lollipop you have on your device; the KingRoot app will work.

Related: 10 Things You Need To Know About KingRoot

You can check the KingRoot one-click universal rooting tools compatible device list by clicking the brands below:

How to install the Android 5.1 KingRoot APK

  1. Download the KingRoot app for Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  2. Install the rooting package on your Android device.
  3. Install the tool just like you would any other Android application by using a File Manager. See Also: How To Install Any APK File On Your Android Device.
  4. Check the app drawer and run the app.
  5. Open it up and check the main page for a ‘Try to root’ button.
  6. The tool will now ping back from its cloud services any known working rooting method that’s compatible with your smartphone. You cannot go wrong here. If they don’t have one, it will ping you that message on the display.
  7. Those with working rooting methods can just wait while the tool continues to finish applying the method that is hacking the internal hardware and giving you the root access you desire.
  8. Once the KingRoot APK is done, you will get a “success” message on the apps display.

KIngRoot success message

Now you are ready to start thinking about installing some of the cool apps from Google Play that needed root access to install.

You can find out if the KingRoot method worked by installing the root checker app from the Google Play Store.

If you happened to follow all of that guide successfully, but the result is that your device is not rooted, then there are some things you can do to find out why. The reality is that KingRoot cannot root every single device in existence that runs on your same software version. However, some people make some common mistakes such as not trying with the right download page, not realizing that there is a desktop version and a separate mobile version of the tool that can yield different results from and so forth. If all that still fails, then you can still likely get root access by following a different guide. We’ve created another article to help you with all of that, and you can read it by checking out how to fix KingRoot not working and finding out more. is the official KingRoot website. Beware of imitations, particularly on the Google Play Store, from apps that are labeled ‘KingRoot’ but not made by the real KingRoot team. Those apps likely won’t root your devices and could cause you harm.

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