Rooting the Android operating system is the process of gaining full privilege control and becoming the root user. Having onus of the root user account is the same thing as turning on a computer that runs Windows and logging into the administrator’s account.
You might not know it but when you buy a mobile device that runs Android you don’t have access to the root user account. You are using the equivalent of a Windows account that has set restrictions in place to make it not as compelling as the administrator’s account. For the Android mobile operating system, these set of restrictions prevent you from being able to install many of the apps that are out there and available to install on your device, and they prevent you from being able to remove the existing apps that are running on your device right now.
Google and Android developers never wanted you not to be able to remove the apps that are on the device right now that the manufacturer and the phone carrier networks include. It is swift work from the carriers and manufacturers to embed these apps into the system partition (hence the name system apps) because you cannot access the system partition with the current level of restrictions that non-rooted Android operating systems have. Likewise, Google and Android developers never wanted to stop you from being able to install any of the apps. What they did do was block off any access to the internal system for everything so that malware cannot get access to the root file system. Unfortunately many of the apps available need that same root access before they can run.
Many developers choose to root Android because they need to get root access before they can develop anything. Moreover, millions of people right around the world and choosing to root Android so they can run the thousands of useful apps that they would not otherwise be in a position to run.
Now that you have established the reason for wanting to root the Android OS with a tool like KingRoot let’s briefly run over what KingRoot is and the differences between it and other rooting tools.
KingRoot is a universal one-click rooting tool. We have seen many one-click rooting tools come into fruition, and none of them arrived with the bold statement that KingRoot did (that it would root almost every Android device), but they all do generally make you assume that they will. The reality is that they certainly do not root every Android device and KingRoot would be the one-click rooting tools that root more than any of the others, but it is still a long way away from rooting every Android device. If you aren’t familiar with the term “one-click rooting”, then you might be more familiar with names like Towelroot, WinDroid, PurpkeDrake, Framaroot and Wug’s Toolkit—all of which are one-click rooting tools also.
With rooting Android there are generally two types of rooting methods. One is by installing a one-click rooting tool which doesn’t require an unlocked bootloader or custom recovery, and the other is by unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and then flashing Chainfire’s SuperSU when your device is booted into the Recovery Mode. People who want to install custom ROMs and custom kernels often prefer rooting with the bootloader unlocked, and a custom recovery flashed because they need those two things for the ROM installation anyhow. Everyone who just want to be installing root apps from Google Play and online like Viper4Android only needs to have root access so they often don’t mind using one-click rooting tool.
Downloading the KingRoot Android 7.0 Nougat App APK
- Make sure you have the Unknown Sources option enabled from the Settings by navigation to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. Now you are able to install apps or APK files from outside the Google Play Store on your device.
- Download the KingRoot APK file and then install it on your device either from a computer using a File Manager and learning how to install APK files from SD card, or by installing the KingRoot tool directly from a web browser on your mobile device.
- Tap on the KingRoot app that is available from the app drawer once you have installed the app and it is on your device and the rooting tool opens.
- Look on the page for a large button that suggests it is the one that is going to root your device (the wording can change for this button, but it usually says something like ‘Get Root’or ‘Try To Root’.
- Wait for the progress bar to pop up on the screen and then don’t touch nay buttons or exit the app until that bar makes its way around to 100% and then gives a success message.
- Close the KingRoot app and then reboot the device before trying ot install any of the root applications that you wanted to try.
That is all you need to do to root the Android 7.0 Nougat software updates on your Android mobile device by using the KingRoot one-click rooting tool that can root hundreds if not thousands of devices these days. You can confirm that the guide did the job for you by installing the root checker application also available from the Google Play Store.
Now nothing is stopping you from installing all of the apps that would not run on your device before because they needed root access. That means you can choose what is deleted and installed at any time or until you device you would prefer to unroot your device again with the KingUser.
The Google Play Store app that is on your device plays host to most of these root apps we are mentioning, but you need to know the names of the root apps before you can find them because there is no front page in the Play Store available just to showcase the latest root apps like you get to see with the standard apps that run on all devices. We offer support in that area by providing you with at least 60 of what we think are the best root applications for you to install on your Android operating system once you are the root user.
The official KingRoot thread that is posted on the XDA-Developers website suggests for everyone to give the version of the KingRoot tool that is made for Windows PCs a try if you haven’t had any luck with the version that is made for Android. It is the Android version that we have here in the guide above. The Android version is the easiest to install, but the KingRoot developers suggest that it is the Windows operating system version that can have the greater chance of rooting success. To be able to install the Windows version, you should read our other article that goes into detail about how to install KingRoot Android 7.0 Nougat for Windows PCs.
If you have tried using the KingRoot tool and yet it did not seem to work for your device, you might be interested in finding out why that is. There are a few things you can do to enhance your KingRoot experience. And if you need to give up and try other tools, you would be unlucky not to be able to get root access another way. You can check out our article on how to fix KingRoot not working and see how you go with getting it to work or finding out about other tools to assist you in your ultimate quest of becoming the root user of the Android operating system that is running on your device.