The KingRoot one-click rooting tool can get root privileges on the Android operating system to just about any Android software version. The only difference is that the KingRoot team constantly need to update the files so that they work with the newer versions of Android.
KingRoot is a one-click rooting tool which means you don’t flash it from a custom recovery image like you would something else such as Chainfire’s SuperSU. Instead, you install the APK file directly on the mobile device and open the application, or you download the version that is made for Windows PCs and connect your device to the computer and run the program on the computer. Both methods involve nothing more than you clicking one button with the program open and then the only thing you need to do is sit back and wait for the tool to give your device the root access it needs for you to use the root applications.
There is no difference between using the KingRoot one-click rooting tool and SuperSU when it comes to the number of applications that you can run. The same several thousand root apps can always run, no matter what way you chose to become the root user over the Android operating system.
Even though many tools can make you the root user of Android and there are thousands of apps you can technically install, the same main reasons are almost always there for everyone. Most people get root access to Android so they can make the battery last longer, increase the speed of the operating system, remove the stock applications known as bloatware, use better backup tools, customize the OS and remove ads from web browsers. All of those same things are available to you after you use the KingRoot tool, regardless of if you use the Windows PC version or the APK file.
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.
Download KingRoot Android 7.0 APK For Windows PC Installation
Open up the official KingRoot website and then click on the large blue button that says “Download for Windows” to download the version of the rooting tool that is made for your Windows computer.
You should see your file downloading above the taskbar in a matter of seconds. If that does not happen for you, then you need to click on the blue link that says “click here to Restart the download.” (Note that you will only see the KingRoot file downloading above the taskbar if you have the browser open. If you minimize the web browser, then the file does not appear above the taskbar even though the taskbar is still on the screen. That’s because it is the browser that is helping download the file.)
Click on the KingRoot executable file once the download completes. You can tell the download is completed because it is no longer showing you the amount of time elapsing on the file and it just shows you the file name instead.
The first page you get is the terms and conditions. By default, it is set to not accept them, so you need to change the settings to accept them by moving the checkmark from the bottom box to the top box.
Once you have changed the checkmark to be in the top box as pictured below, click on the button to the left-hand side to continue. (The button to the far right is the “Exit” button that closes the program.)
Keep the checkmark in this box if you want to have a desktop icon created for the KingRoot tool. By setting up the desktop icon for the program, you will see the icon on the desktop each time you turn on the computer. The idea behind the desktop icon is to give you an easy way to get access to the rooting tool because sometimes people have a hard time trying to find it when navigating the operating system.
Click on the middle button from the following screen to proceed to the next steps. (The button on the left allows you to go back to the previous screen and the button on the far right exits the setup wizard.)
Once you have clicked on that middle button, the KingRoot application is being installed on the computer.
Wait for the progress bar to reach the other side of the screen. When it does, you get another screen showing up.
Leave the box checked if you want to launch the KingRoot tool once you exit the setup wizard. Conversely, uncheck it if you don’t want it opening. Anyone who plans on using the rooting tool right way will want it to open.
Once you have made your choice, click on the button at the bottom of the computer’s screen to exit the setup.
Now that the KingRoot tool is open on the computer connect the smartphone or tablet that you wanted to get rooted to the computer with the USB cable. Make sure that you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled from its Settings on the Android operating system or else you cannot use the tool.
When you have that done, click on the large blue button to check if your device can be rooted with the KingRoot one-click rooting tool made for Windows PCs. If the answer is no, you get a message letting you know that it could not work. The devices that can get rooted will automatically begin the rooting process. You know the rooting process is completed when you see a big green tick on the programs display.
Your Android device is now rooted by using the KingRoot tool for Windows PCs.