We can now root the ZTE V831W with the universal one-click rooting applications called KingRoot. When the KingRoot tool first came out it was dubbed the rooting tool that can root any Android device. That’s sounded too good to be true and eventually we found out it was. The developers then changed the name to the tool that can root nearly every Android device and that immediately made things far more confusing.

Making matters even more difficult, the developers then called it the rooting tool that roots nearly all devices from the main 7 or 8 devices manufacturer’s only. Thankfully the ZTE OEM was one of those brands and there is a long list of devices this KingRoot tool unlocks. The developers of the universal one click rooting tool, namely KingRoot and Asian just like the ZTE brand and that could have something to do with their desire for knowing how to remove the factory restrictions for ZTE handsets or could be coincidence.


The Files You Need

  1. Download the universal one click rooting tool from this page.
  2. Installing the KingRoot package on your device does void the warranty on your device. You get three new apps on your ZTE smartphone after installing the APK during the guide. One of those apps is called the KingUser app and inside that app you will find the steps to unroot your device. Once you have unrooted the ZTE V831W, you get the warranty back again.

Rooting the ZTE V831W Smartphones

  1. Download the KingRoot universal rooting package from the link above directly to the computer desktop.
  2. Enable Unknown Sources by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  3. Connect the ZTE V831W smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.
  4. Transfer the file over to the root of the ZTE devices SD card. That means keep the file on the topmost folder and don’t hide it in any of the sub folders.
  5. Unplug the ZTE smartphone from the computer.
  6. Learn how to install APK files on the ZTE V831W smartphones if you need to find out that information. You can also check out the best file managers for Android to help get that done.
  7. Once you have that APK sorted, it should give you the KingRoot app available in the app drawer on your device.
  8. Tap and open the KingRoot app and then Tap the large button suggesting Root.
  9. Wait while the KingRoot one click universal rooting tool grants the rooting permissions on your device.
  10. KingRoot success screen
  11. Exit the app and reboot your ZTE device manually for the rooting tool to be finished.
  12. Now you can start installing root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store. However, you might want to start by installing the root checker application just to make sure the guide did work for you device.